We already know that , the late Carrie Fisher will still be back to reprise her role as General Leia Organa. The actress finished filming her scenes before she passed away and as such, she was able to appear as originally intended in the sequel, .
We’ve heard that Leia was set to feature quite heavily in Colin Trevorrow’s effort as well and at the time of Fisher’s death, fans were left wondering how the studio would move forward. Disney has said in the past that despite what they did in Rogue One, . According to Fisher’s brother Todd, he and Carrie’s daughter, Billie Lourd, have given the studio permission to incorporate unused footage of the actress from The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi in Episode IX, thus allowing them to still have Leia in the film without having to resort to CGI, or even worse, writing her out completely.
He said “Both of us were like, ‘Yes, how do you take her out of it?’ And the answer is you don’t,” said Todd. “She’s as much a part of it as anything and I think her presence now is even more powerful than it was, like Obi Wan — when the saber cuts him down he becomes more powerful. I feel like that’s what’s happened with Carrie. I think the legacy should continue… To me, Star Wars is the holy grail of storytelling and lore and you can’t mess with it.”