Carrie Fisher Will Make an Appearance
Despite early reports that the late Carrie Fisher would not make a posthumous appearance in the final movie, General Leia Organa will return. While discussing the film at a panel, Abrams confirmed that he wrote new scenes around existing footage of Fisher from The Force Awakens, which we get a glimpse of in the trailer. He refused to use CGI, believing it simply wouldn't feel right. Using old recordings was the only option if he wanted her in the movie. "The craziest part is how not crazy it feels," he said. "She's there in these scenes."