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“No one is ever really gone.”
With those final words from Luke Skywalker, Carrie Fisher‘s General Leia Organa is seen hugging Daisy Ridley‘s Rey in the teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, three years after Fisher’s death.
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The scene tugged at heartstrings as the unseen footage was shown at the Star Wars Celebration in Chicago on Friday.
While Fisher died on Dec. 27, 2016, she has remained a commanding presence in the Star Wars universe, with J.J. Abrams revealing that her character was alive in Episode IX.
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“As I’ve said, we couldn’t,” Abrams said of filling the void with unused footage from The Force Awakens. “We all talked about how to move on. She was the best, she was glorious, she was amazing. We all just loved her. It was impossible, there was no way. You don’t recast that part, and you don’t have her disappear. Using CGI was out of the question.”
He continued, “There was actually a way to use those scenes to continue her story. And the crazy thing is, every day it hits me that she’s not here, but it’s so surreal because we’re working with her in scenes. She is alive in these scenes, and in some...
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