Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

We may never learn what Bill Murray whispered in Scarlett Johansson’s ear in Lost in Translation, but we at least will know what Carrie Fisher whispered in Daisy Ridley‘s ear during their emotional hug scene in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. And considering the fact that this scene was filmed during the production of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, thus making it one of Fisher’s last scenes to be put to film, you might expect something profound or deep. Not at all, according to Ridley. But it was something pure Carrie.

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carrie fisher in the rise of skywalker

When Carrie Fisher died in 2016, the immediate assumption was that her character General Leia would not be returning for the next Star Wars sequel. But that idea was soon put to rest when it was revealed director J.J. Abrams would be utilizing unused footage of Fisher to complete the Skywalker saga. Now, we have even more details on how Abrams and company are bringing back Leia for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

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Carrie Fisher The Last Jedi

In Star Wars: The Last Jedi, hot-headed flyboy Poe Dameron learned some tough lessons about how to be a better leader from General Leia Organa and Vice Admiral Holdo. The Poe Leia relationship in particular, as brought to life by actors Oscar Isaac and Carrie Fisher, was a layered and fascinating one, and even though Fisher is no longer with us, Isaac says that relationship “gets carried over” into this year’s Star Wars: Episode 9.

Read on for his full comments about that, and how his final day shooting the movie was overshadowed by an original trilogy cast member who’s been there since the beginning.
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billie lourd carrie fisher

It’s been two years since Carrie Fisher passed away and left ripples throughout the Star Wars community and the rest of the world. But none was more affected by the passing of the writer, personality, actress, princess, and general than her daughter Billie Lourd, who had followed her mother’s footsteps into the acting industry and even co-starred with her in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. So on the two-year anniversary of Fisher’s passing, Lourd paid a beautiful musical tribute fitting to Fisher’s larger-than-life personality.

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Family Guy Goodbye to Carrie Fisher

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, Family Guy gave a fond and funny farewell to Carrie Fisher and her recurring character on the series. Plus, a video essay explores what makes Home Alone a holiday classic that’s also just a great movie, and VICE goes behind the scenes of The Girl in the Spider’s Web. Read More »

star wars episode 9 carrie fisher

It’s unclear how Star Wars: Episode 9 will handle Carrie Fisher’s tragic passing, but we do know that  through the use of unused Star Wars: The Last Jedi footage, General Leia Organa will appear onscreen one last time. And star Oscar Isaac assures us that in the film, Leia’s arc and Fisher’s passing will be handled in “a really beautiful way.”

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The Empire Strikes Back Documentary

There have been plenty of featurettes and retrospective documentaries recalling the making of the original Star Wars trilogy, especially in recent years. However, getting a glimpse from behind-the-scenes of the original movies as they were being made is a rare gift. But someone recently found a rare hour-long Empire Strikes Back documentary from 1980 and uploaded it for us all to enjoy.

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Poe Dameron Promoted

During Star Wars: The Last Jedi, ace pilot Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) disobeyed a direct order to end the attack on the First Order’s massive Dreadnought starship. The result was a victory for the Resistance, but at the cost of many lives the Resistance couldn’t afford to use. The consequence was a slap in the face and a demotion from the rank of Commander, both handed down by General Leia (Carrie Fisher) before she became incapacitated and left Admiral Holdo (Laura Dern) to take over command of the Resistance.

On top of that, during Admiral Holdo’s tenure as the leader of the Resistance, Poe Dameron was responsible for overseeing a mission behind her back and also creating a mutiny during a time of crisis. He nearly ruined everything, all because he thought he knew better than his superior.

In any military outfit, that would result in a court-martial. But instead, Poe Dameron has apparently been given his Commander rank back, according to the latest issue of his own comic book series. Read More »

Carrie Fisher Episode 9

In April of 2017, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said that the late Carrie Fisher would not appear in the upcoming Star Wars: Episode 9, despite the claims of Todd Fisher, Carrie’s brother. But it looks like Todd ended up being right in the long run, because the production ultimately figured out a way to include General Leia after all by utilizing unused footage that was shot during the making of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

In a recent interview, Todd Fisher reacts to the decision and says Leia’s final appearance will be “important to us all.”

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Carrie Fisher in Episode 9

When the Star Wars: Episode 9 cast was announced, the line-up included a big surprise: Carrie Fisher. Fisher died before the release of The Last Jedi, and many assumed her character, Leia Organa, wouldn’t be featured in the next film. According to the Episode 9 cast announcement, director J.J. Abrams plans to utilize unused Force Awakens footage of Fisher. Now, Fisher’s brother is claiming the film will also employ additional, unused Last Jedi footage as well.

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