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STAR WARS: EPISODE IX (2019): No Plans To Digitally Recreate Carrie Fisher In Film

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Lucasfilm Says That It Will Not Digitally Recreate Carrie Fisher For Star Wars: Episode IX

Lucasfilm confirmed that it has no intention of using CG technology to recreate the likeness of Carrie Fisher for Star Wars: Episode IX.

Rumors have swirled since the untimely passing of the Star Wars actress last month that the company would use the digital effects it utilized in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story to portray Peter Cushing in his original trilogy role as Grand Moff Tarkin to similarly recreate Fisher’s General Leia for the final installment of the new series. While Lucasfilm normally doesn’t comment on such speculation, the company issued an official statement and proceeded to describe said speculation as just that. Acknowledging that their staff are still reeling from the loss of Fisher, Lucasfilm explained that it hopes to “honor” her memory and commitment to the franchise but not in this manner.

Superherohype, which reported this story, adds that the actress managed to complete her scenes for the upcoming Episode VIII and notes that an example of how the technology might have looked if used on Fisher’s likeness had Lucasfilm decided to proceed with it can be seen in Rogue One:

If you’ve seen Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, you know Fisher was involved with that film, but that was with her permission and she was said to have loved it.

While Fisher was done with Episode VIII, the rumor stands that her role in Episode IX would have been bigger, which leaves us wondering how they will handle it story-wise.

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