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STAR WARS 9 The Rise of Skywalker features unused footage of Carrie Fisher’s Leia, while the original plan for her role has been revealed.

PUBLISHED: 13:48, Fri, Nov 8, 2019 | UPDATED: 14:07, Fri, Nov 8, 2019

The world lost its Star Wars princess three years ago. And while Carrie Fisher had completed filming on The Last Jedi, plans for her role in The Rise of Skywalker had to be rewritten. Wonderfully, Leia does feature in Episode IX thanks to unused footage of her from The Force Awakens. But how much is there?

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Speaking with Yahoo, Carrie’s brother Todd Fisher said: “They had eight minutes of footage.

“They grabbed every frame and analyzed it.

“And then reverse-engineered it and [got] it into the story the right way. It’s kind of magical.

“This is, in its own way, a payoff. … It’s Carrie talking to us all from beyond.”

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He continued: “The beautiful thing about the concept of the Force is that there is no real death; you just exist in another dimension.

“So Carrie is looking down or sideways or wherever and is still part of us.

“To be able to see that — it’s magical stuff only in the movies.”

Todd also revealed what the

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