It’s already common knowledge that the late Carrie Fisher will make an appearance in Star Wars: Episode IX using video shot for 2015’s The Force Awakens, but there may be enough footage to have her play a larger role, rather than just a short cameo.
Carrie’s brother Todd Fisher told ABC News that Star Wars fans might be seeing a lot more of Leia than they think. “There’s a lot of minutes of footage. I don’t mean just outtakes,” Todd Fisher says. “This is unused, new content that could be woven into the storyline. That’s what’s going to give everybody such a great kick. It’s going to look like it was meant to be. Like it was shot yesterday.”
Carrie Fisher passed away in December of 2016 but her spirit will live on in the Star Wars legacy, with the new film expected to hit theaters on Dec. 20 of this year.