Oscar Isaac reveals how Episode IX handles Leia Organa
Ever since Carrie Fisher passed last year, many of us have been wondering how the powers that be will be handling General Leia Organa in Episode IX. Thanks to the lovely Oscar Isaac, we have an idea.
Isaac revealed to The Daily Beast that great care is being taken to pay homage to the legendary Star Wars character:
“The story deals with that quite a bit. It’s a strange thing to be on the set and to be speaking of Leia and having Carrie not be around. There’s definitely some pain in that.” He added that the film “deals with the amazing character that Carrie created in a really beautiful way.”
via The Daily Beast
It had been previously revealed by J.J. Abrams that the role of Leia would not be recast and would still be portrayed by Carrie Fisher in what is to be the final installment of this new Star Wars trilogy. Using previously shot footage from Episode VII, fans will be able to get the closure that they need as well as see our beloved General one more time before the series ends.
J.J. Abrams returns to direct the final installment of the Skywalker saga. Abrams co-wrote the screenplay with Chris Terrio.
Returning cast members include Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, and Billie Lourd. Joining the cast of Episode IX are Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, and Keri Russell, who will be joined by veteran Star Wars actors Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, and Billy Dee Williams, who will reprise his role as Lando Calrissian.
Keri Russell and Matt Smith join the returning cast members above. Both roles have yet to be disclosed to the general public, so we are still very much interested in hearing your theories for who they will be.
Composer John Williams, who has scored every chapter in the Star Wars saga since 1977’s A New Hope, will return to a galaxy far, far away with Episode IX.
Star Wars: Episode IX will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Michelle Rejwan, and executive produced by Callum Greene and Jason McGatlin. The crew includes Dan Mindel (Director of Photography), Rick Carter and Kevin Jenkins (Co-Production Designers), Michael Kaplan (Costume Designer), Neal Scanlan (Creature and Droid FX), Maryann Brandon and Stefan Grube (Editors), Roger Guyett (VFX Supervisor), Tommy Gormley (1st AD), and Victoria Mahoney (2nd Unit Director).
The film is aiming for a December 2019 release.