Carrie Fisher Set to Appear in Star Wars: Episode IX
With the sudden passing of Carrie Fisher last year, the Star Wars franchise was left in a conundrum regarding her character Princess Leia. The actress already shot her scenes for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but it appears that she may also have a part in Star Wars: Episode IX as well.
Carrie’s future with the popular sci-fi franchise has been in question, but her brother Todd Fisher has put the issue at ease with this latest development. Speaking with Confidential (via NY Daily News), Todd revealed that the higher-ups at Disney wanted to bring Princess Leia in for Episode IX. He added that him and Carrie’s daughter, Billie Lourd, have given permission for the studio to use unused footage for the final Star Wars film. Just don’t expect any CGI to be used to recreate Leia like they did with Rogue One.
“Both of us were like, ‘Yes, how do you take her out of it?’ And the answer is you don’t,” said Fisher. He also went on to say:
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.
That’s certainly good news to hear as Carrie’s character will be getting the send-off she deserves. We don’t know how Leia will fit into the storyline moving forward. “I’m not the only part in that equation, but I think the people deserve to have her,” said Fisher. “She’s owned by them.” Todd has faith that the filmmakers will be able to “do great things” with Leia’s legacy. “You don’t mess with this legacy,” he said. “It would be like rewriting the Bible. To me, Star Wars is the holy grail of storytelling and lore and you can’t mess with it.”
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