Carrie Fisher to appear in Star Wars: Episode IX?

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 8 April 2017
Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher may appear in 'Star Wars: Episode IX' according to her brother Todd Fisher, despite claims Disney wouldn't use CGI to recreate her likeness

Carrie Fisher may appear in 'Star Wars: Episode IX' according to her brother Todd Fisher.

The late Hollywood icon - who passed away in December - played Princess Leia in the popular sci-fi movie franchise, and although it was previously confirmed Disney wouldn't be using CGI to bring her back to life for the ninth instalment of the saga, her brother Todd has hinted there's a chance the studio could reuse old footage of the actress.

He told the New York Daily News: "Both of us were like, 'Yes, how do you take her out of it?' And the answer is you don't. 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 ... To me, Star Wars is the holy grail of storytelling and lore and you can't mess with it."

The news comes after Disney and Lucasfilm ensured fans back in January that they had no plans to "digitally recreate" the character of Princess Leia for the movie.

They said in a statement: "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 honour everything she gave to Star Wars."

Carrie and her alter-ego will still appear in the upcoming 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi', because her scenes were already finished before the time of her death.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

  • 3 stars
  • 2019
  • US
  • 2h 22min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: JJ Abrams
  • Cast: Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, Naomi Ackie, Domhnall Gleeson, Richard E. Grant, Lupita Nyong'o, Keri Russell, Joonas Suotamo, Kelly Marie Tran, Ian McDiarmid, Billy Dee Williams
  • UK release: 19 December 2019

Emperor Palpatine (McDiarmid) is back and building an army, so Rey (Ridley), Poe (Isaac), Finn (Boyega) and the gang go up against him and Kylo Ren (Driver). The internal and external battle of Ridley and Driver is the strongest element, with magnetic chemistry, but elsewhere it’s disappointing fan service, a film that…

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