Everyone in the world of film/entertainment are still dealing with the loss of Carrie Fisher, but as far as the Star Wars franchise goes, there have been discussions happening behind the scenes about how to proceed with Leia Organa in the new movies. One option that had been rumored was to use a CGI version of Leia, but Lucasfilm assured fans today that won’t happen. Here’s their full statement below:
“We don’t normally respond to fan or press speculation, but there is a rumor circulating that we would like to address. 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 honor everything she gave to Star Wars.”
Last week, it was reported that Disney and Lucasfilm were planning meetings with Star Wars: Episode IX director Colin Trevorrow and other involved parties on how to discuss options on what to do with Leia Organa. Then yesterday, it was rumored that negotiations were in place to secure Carrie Fisher’s likeness so that Leia could be digitally recreated for future movies, in a similar way as how Peter Cushing’s likeness was used for Grand Moff Tarkin in Rogue One. Not wanting people to get the wrong idea, Lucasfilm decided to set the record straight on StarWars.com by stating that there are no such plans in motion.
Given the debate that is encompassed the utilization of Tarkin in Rogue One, also that the impact itself looked excessively manufactured, it’s for the best that Lucasfilm has chosen not to repeat the procedure for Leia Organa for future adventure passages (however a 1970s-period Fisher was made for Rogue One’s completion of show Leia in a matter of seconds before A New Hope). Such a choice doubtlessly would have irritated many fans, essentially in light of the fact that it was going on so not long after Carrie Fisher’s passing. It’s great to at last have an official word on the matter, and also reaffirmation of how essential the on-screen character was to the Star Wars establishment.
Prior to her passing, Carrie Fisher had effectively finished shooting on Star Wars: Episode VIII, however it’s still hazy whether there will be any adjustments to her nearness in the story. Concerning Episode IX, Leia apparently had some real minutes, incorporating a gathering with Luke Skywalker, her sibling, and in addition a go head to head with Kylo Ren, her debased child. Since advanced amusement is off the table, that implies there should be script alterations so Leia can be composed out, however we’ll need to keep a watch out how this is expert.
You can see Carrie Fisher contribute to the Star Wars saga one last time when Episode VIII is released in theaters on December 15.