New Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker footage shows Leia with a lightsaber
Does this mean fans will finally get to see Leia show off her lightsaber fighting skills?
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But this may not just be any lightsaber -- it could belong to her father Anakin Skywalker (who later becomes Darth Vader). Or even more startling, has Leia always had her very own lightsaber different than her brother's lightsaber?
"We knew there was no way we could finish this Skywalker saga without Leia, it was impossible," Abrams said. "We knew we would never want to do a digital Leia, and of course couldn't recast it, and then I remembered we had these scenes that we'd shot for Force Awakens that we'd never used."
"At the time I was really upset that we weren't using them because it was Carrie and it was Leia, and how do you not use them?" Abrams continued. "Weirdly those scenes were material that we 100% realized could be used to tell her story in this film, so every time you're seeing Leia in scenes with other characters, it's Carrie in this movie."