We now have confirmation that Star Wars icon Carrie Fisher will appear throughout Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and that her death will be dealt with in Episode IX…
When iconic Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher (Princess/General Leia) tragically passed away in 2016, many fans were worried how Disney and Lucasfilm would handle her passing in the next two films: Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Star Wars: Episode IX.
After the success of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, especially with the CGI re-creation of Peter Cushing’s Grand Moff Tarkin (Guy Henry) and young Princess Leia (Ingvild Deila), many believed Disney/Lucasfilm would simply use that method to get the character of General Leia through the newest films.
Thankfully, on Thursday, Disney CEO Bob Iger made a statement regarding Fisher’s legacy, going forward. As Entertainment Weekly notes, Colin Trevorrow’s Star Wars: Episode IX will deal with Fisher’s passing:
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"She appears throughout VIII. And what I can say about that is, we’re not changing VIII to deal with her passing. So her performance, which we’re really pleased with, remains as it was in VIII"
When addressing the Rogue One CGI factor, and if Lucasfilm would do that again in Episode IX, Iger had this to say:
"We’re not doing that with Carrie."
I think this is a good move on Disney and Lucasfilm’s part. No one will be able to ever replace Carrie Fisher as Princess/General Leia. And, to try and digitally recreate her face for the final film in the new “Sequel Trilogy,” would, in some way, tarnish her legacy as a beloved actress and icon in the entertainment business.
We want to hear from you: Are you glad Disney and Lucasfilm will not digitally recreate Carrie Fisher for Episode IX? Let’s discuss in the comments below.