Carrie Fisher's tailored portrayal in the final Skywalker saga movie is said to be respectful.
Digital recreation of dead people, or even living ones was slowly taking over Hollywood. With every attempt the digital creators were getting better at the technology, just take the 'Grand Moff Tarkin' in 'Rogue One' and then 'Rachael' in 'Blade Runner 2049,' you probably didn’t even know 'Rachael' was a total digital recreation of the actress who starred in the original 'Blade Runner' movie.
To top the recreation, even more, Ang Lee and the team created a younger version of Will Smith in 'Gemini Man.' The young Will Smith was a total digital recreation, and there isn’t a single flaw in the presentation of the character. Star Wars already did the whole recreation thing before, and when new filtered in saying Carrie Fisher died in 2016, there were fears Disney was going to recreate the actress in a final 'Skywalker' movie, they already de-aged her in 'Rogue One.'
Watch: Grnad Moff Tarkin scene from A Star Wars Story: Rogue One
Carrie was done filming all the scenes for the part in 'The Last Jedi,' but then there was a problem when she did not die at the end of the movie. There was no way they could film new scenes for 'The Rise of Skywalker,' with some even suggesting the character will die off-screen, and the first thing we see in the final 'Skywalker' movie is the funeral ceremony for the once princess.
Well, no one was keen on that idea as well, and it felt like Disney would need to create Carrie for her scenes in the movie. Instead, J.J. Abrams went back to 'The Force Awakens' and took all the footage of 'Leia' cut from the film along with the ones chopped from The Last Jedi and started working on integrating the scenes into the story of 'The Rise of Skywalker' because she is said to be having a pivotal role in the film.
Daisy Ridley talked about how she was filming scenes without Carrie even being there, and it was so emotional for her to see the actress on the monitor but not in front of her. The editor of the movie echoed the same sentiment, Maryann Brandon and J.J. work together all the time, and she said the Carrie Fisher scenes in 'The Rise of Skywalker' are “respectful” and shockingly successful.”
Brandon said, “We were very careful to be respectful and absolutely true to her. She's beautiful in the film. It's shockingly successful.” Don’t know the trickery they used to tailor the old scenes into the new movie, but it does seem the people behind the making of the film are happy with the end product.
Watch: The final trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
But come what may, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will still close out the Skywalker saga on 20 December 2019.
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