Star Wars: Episode IX — Oscar Isaac says unused Carrie Fisher footage will explore Poe and Leia's bond

FP Staff

Mar 17, 2019 15:36:40 IST

Oscar Isaac has said the unused footage of late Carrie Fisher from Star Wars: The Last Jedi will help explain the dynamic relationship between his character Poe and Princess Leia in the upcoming Episode IX.

In an interview with Sirius XM's John Fugelsang, the actor opened up about using the old footage of Fisher for the new film.

"I wasn't surprised because I remember we were doing that, we worked a lot. (Fisher) and I worked together so much.

 Star Wars: Episode IX — Oscar Isaac says unused Carrie Fisher footage will explore Poe and Leias bond

Star Wars: Episode IX. Image from Twitter

"We would talk about the scenes, and we got very tight during the shooting of that. So it was a beautiful thing to see, and it gets carried over into the new film as well," Isaac said.

He had previously said the film deals with Fisher's death in a "really beautiful way". 

"We desperately loved Carrie Fisher. Finding a truly satisfying conclusion to the Skywalker saga without her eluded us. We were never going to recast, or use a CG character. With the support and blessing from her daughter, Billie, we have found a way to honor Carrie’s legacy and role as Leia in Episode IX by using unseen footage we shot together in Episode VII.”, " director and writer JJ Abrams had stated, as reported earlier.

Star Wars: Episode IX, which will once again feature Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Lupita Nyong'o and Domhnall Gleeson, is set to be released in December.

(With inputs from Press Trust of India)

Updated Date: Mar 17, 2019 15:36:40 IST