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Carrie Fisher passed away after her work on Star Wars: Episode XIII as Princess Leia. Now Fisher’s brother Todd Fisher, confirmed to NY Daily News that she will be in the last trilogy film as well, and without use of CG. According to the article, Todd and Billie Lourd, Carrie’s daughter, granted permission to use recent footage of the actress.
“Both of us were like, ‘Yes, how do you take her out of it?’ And the answer is you don’t,” Fisher said. “She’s as much a part of it as anything and I think her presence now is even more powerful than it was, like Obi Wan — when the saber cuts him down he becomes more powerful. I feel like that’s what’s happened with Carrie. I think the legacy should continue.
Lucasfilm confirmed early this year after Fisher’s passing that the studio will not wouldn’t recreate her digital version, a statement it confirmed on Star War’s official website. “We want to assure our fans that Lucasfilm has no plans to digitally recreate Carrie Fisher’s performance as Princess or General Leia Organa.”
Fisher’s Leia will next be seen later this year in Star Wars: The Last Jedi which comes out Dec. 17. The still untitled “Episode IX” is slated for 2019.