Carrie Fisher Will Appear In 'Star Wars' Episode 9

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The untimely death of Carrie Fisher devastated both those who knew her, and those who loved and respected her from afar. 

She was an iconic writer, actress and activist, and is already sorely missed by people who grew up watching her on the big screen.

Seeing her performance in the eighth Star Wars movie (The Last Jedi, set for release in December) will therefore be a poignant experience for many.

It won’t, however, be the last time that we see Princess Leia. Carrie Fisher’s family have confirmed that the late actress will be appearing in the ninth Star Wars movie, as they have “granted the studio rights to use recent footage” of her.

While LucasFilm didn’t want to digitally recreate Fisher using CGI, Todd Fisher (Carrie’s brother) explained:

“Both of us [Todd and Carrie’s daughter, Billie Lourd] were like, ‘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.”

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While LucasFilm haven’t confirmed how they will go about this, it is widely believed that they’re going to use unused footage from The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, to keep Leia in the story.

Hopefully this will be a fitting tribute to a much loved, much missed actress.

Let us know what you think in the comments! 

Images via LucasFilm

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