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Carrie Fisher's brother says her Episode IX appearance will 'look like it was meant to be'

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Jan 2, 2019, 8:55 PM EST

It's been just over two years since the world lost Carrie Fisher. While the loss of the actress and author's trademark wit and talent was devastating, Star Wars fans were left to wonder what would become of General Leia Organa in Episode IX.

This past July it was announced that Leia would posthumously be a part of the upcoming Episode IX, with director J.J. Abrams repurposing old footage of Fisher that he'd previously shot for 2015's The Force Awakens.

Now, Fisher's brother, Todd, has given an interview on Good Morning America where he addressed his late sister's final appearance as Leia, which he described as being made up of more than "just outtakes."

"This is unused, new content that could be woven into the storyline," said Fisher. "That’s what’s going to give everybody such a great kick. It’s going to look like it was meant to be. Like it was shot yesterday."

Unfortunately, Fisher wasn't able to talk about any specifics of what Leia's role will be, though he made it clear that it would amount to much more than a cameo appearance. He also acknowledged his sister's notoriously protective nature over the character, reiterating what he'd said over the summer about how Abrams and company had given the Resistance leader an appropriate finale.

"We’re not allowed to talk about the details of anything, but we’re thrilled at what’s been done," said Fisher.

We'll know more when Star Wars: Episode IX closes out the Skywalker Saga this December. Now we just need to get her a much-deserved star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

(via EW)