Star Wars: The Last Jedi showed Leia's (the late Carrie Fisher) struggle in teaching Poe (Oscar Isaacs) what it means to be a leader. Now, as the third and final film in the sequel trilogy approaches its release, Isaac promises fans that Star Wars: Episode IX will continue exploring Poe's bond with General Organa in the film.
Star Wars fans have long since known that Leia would be able to return to Episode IX thanks to unused footage from Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, but there haven't been really any hints as to what the scenes for Leia in Episode IX might actually contain.
Now, speaking in a new interview with Sirius XM Insight writer John Fugelsang, Isaac reveals that the relationship between the war veteran and the Resistance hotshot would be part of Leia's scenes in the film.
These scenes may have been taken from The Last Jedi where the relationship between the two was explored. In his discussion with Fugelsang, Isaac says that he understands why Abrams wanted to use the film's old arc for the new Star Wars film.
"I wasn't surprised because I remember we were doing that, we worked a lot," Isaac said. "[Fisher] and I worked together so much. We would talk about the scenes, and we got very tight during the shooting of that. So it was a beautiful thing to see, and it gets carried over into the new film as well."
Fans were heartbroken when Fisher passed away back in 2016. So many different people looked up to her – not only was Fisher a Star Wars legend, but she was an excellent writer and a devout mental health advocate.
"It was definitely an unusual thing, but I also think it was right to engage with her character, and not just let it be something that fades away," Isaac went on.
Episode IX is setting out to give fans closure, giving everyone the opportunity to properly say farewell to both Fisher and her legendary Star Wars princess.
Star Wars: Episode IX is set to premiere December 20, 2019.