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LucasFilm and Disney Will Not Recreate Carrie Fisher's Likeness for "Star Wars: Episode IX"

Posted on Sunday, January 15th, 2017 7:43 PM

After the death of actress Carrie Fisher in December, there was some question and speculation about what impact it would have on the upcoming Star Wars movies. She played Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy and in Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, she was a General and led the fight against the Third Order.

Her scenes in Star Wars: Episode VIII, which is scheduled to be released on December 15th had already been completed, so that left Star Wars: Episode IX. which isn't due in theaters until 2019 and hasn't started production yet. While it's technically possible to insert an actor's likeness into a movie (it's been done to fill in scenes where an actor has died and to age or make an actor younger), there is some question about whether it should be done, especially in cases like this. As you can imagine, everyone has an opinion, and fans would be sure to be vocal if they disagreed with whichever decision Disney and LucasFilm made.

It's likely not the kind of heated discussion they want to have surrounding their most valuable franchise, and LucasFilm has released an official statement about their plans going forward:

We don’t normally respond to fan or press speculation, but there is a rumor circulating that we would like to address. We want to assure our fans that Lucasfilm has no plans to digitally recreate Carrie Fisher’s performance as Princess or General Leia Organa.

Carrie Fisher was, is, and always will be a part of the Lucasfilm family. She was our princess, our general, and more importantly, our friend. We are still hurting from her loss. We cherish her memory and legacy as Princess Leia, and will always strive to honor everything she gave to Star Wars.

Click the Read link below to view the statement on starwars.com.

This is the right move, in my opinion. We should not be so anxious to do something simply because we could and ignore whether we should (cue Ian Malcom from Jurassic Park).

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