Did they film Rise of Skywalker before Carrie Fisher died?
Carrie Fisher died on Dec. 27, 2016, a few months after completing work on The Last Jedi but nearly a year before it was released in theaters. Yet her final appearance in a Star Wars film came just weeks ago with The Rise of Skywalker, a movie that didn’t even have a script when she passed away.
How is Leia alive in rise of Skywalker?
How The Rise of Skywalker Reused Force Awakens Footage. In order to bring General Leia back, J. J. Abrams used recycled footage, most of which came from only eight minutes of unused film from The Force Awakens.
How old was Leia when she died in rise of Skywalker?
Now, according to Star War: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary, the events of the final movie in the Skywalker saga took place in 35 ABY, so that makes Leia 54 years old when she died and became one with the Force, appearing one last time at the end of the movie as a Force ghost.