In regards to the criticism towards her reduced screen-time, screenwriter Chris Terrio said it was due to the difficulty of including the deceased Carrie Fisher archive footage in scenes planned to feature both characters.
There, she confronts Palpatine; he demands that she kill him to allow his spirit to pass into her.
Rey senses Chewbacca is alive, and the group mounts a rescue mission to Kylo's Star Destroyer.
Actors making reprisal vocal cameos include: as , as Snoke, and the voices of several past Jedi, including and as the latter via digitally altered archive audio , as Anakin Skywalker, as , as , as , as , as , as , as , and Angelique Perrin as.
It was released on on May 4, which is reportedly two months ahead of its previously scheduled release date.
In flashback scenes, digital de-aging was used for the appearance of Luke and Leia through the use of facial shots of both characters from the Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi respectively.