Following the passing of Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher in December, Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy and Star Wars: Episode IX director reportedly met to discuss how to move forward. Now, Fisher’s brother, Todd Fisher, stated that Fisher will seem as Leia in 2019’s Star Wars: Episode IX.
He and Carrie Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd, gave the go-ahead to Disney to make use of “recent footage” of Fisher in Episode IX, Todd stated.
“Both of us were like, ‘Yes, how do you take her out of it?’ And the answer is you don’t,” Todd Fisher instructed the New York Daily News. “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.”
Leia will seem on this yr’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi; filming finished earlier than Fisher’s passing. According to a earlier report, Leia is to play a larger role in Episode IX than The Last Jedi, although specifics about her reportedly deliberate scenes in these motion pictures are unavailable.
In January this yr, Lucasfilm released a statement to say that it 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,” the assertion continued. “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.”