Episode IX

Todd Fisher Hopes to See Leia in Star Wars: Episode IX

Of his sister, Fisher said, "Yoda came back... why not Carrie?”

Recently, Carrie Fisher’s brother Todd spoke to Variety regarding the death of his sister and their mother, Debbie Reynolds.

“Everyone has read a million Carrie/Debbie stories. The only problem is, there are two million Carrie/Debbie stories,” said Todd Fisher to Variety‘s Brett Lang, as Fischer promoted his book, My Girls: A Lifetime with Carrie and Debbie.

In the interview, Todd said, “It took Carrie about decade or two to embrace that she and Princess Leia were one and that her fans were kind of like an extended family.”

With that in mind, Fisher hopes his sister maintains a role in Star Wars: Episode IX.

Lang wrote:

A year after her death, Todd Fisher got to see his sister on-screen in her most iconic role. Carrie Fisher had shot most of her scenes for 2017’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” before her fatal medical emergency… Leia falls into a coma in “The Last Jedi” — something that brought back memories of the four final days that Carrie Fisher spent on a ventilator in intensive care.

“It cut close to the bone,” added Todd Fisher.

But Princess Leia’s real-world brother hopes for a triumphant return for his sister.

“In the first film, Obi-Wan says that if he dies, he’ll come back stronger than ever. I feel like that’s Carrie,” Todd told Variety. “She’ll never disappear entirely.”

Always in motion is the future… We shall see. JB


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John Bishop

A graduate of Boston and Northeastern universities, John Bishop became the beat reporter for BostonBruins.com prior to the B’s 2006-07 hockey season. While with the Bruins, “Bish” traveled North America and Europe to cover the Black & Gold’s every move via laptop, blog, and smart phone. The co-author of two books, Bygone Boston and Full 60 to History: The Inside Story of the 2011 Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins, John covered the XXI Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver in 2010 and the B’s 2011 championship run and banner raising before taking a faculty/communications position at a prep school outside Boston in 2013. He lives with his wife Andrea and sons Jack, Scott, and Luke in central Massachusetts.
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