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Thankfully Lucasfilm is taking the high road when it comes to Carrie Fisher.
Following the untimely death of Carrie Fisher, speculation began quickly about how Lucasfilm would deal with her passing with one more film, Star Wars Episode IX, in the pipeline that would involve her. The minds behind the upcoming films have reportedly met to discuss what to do, but it seems one thing is off the table.
StarWars.com issued an official statement over the weekend that officially removes a CGI version of Carrie Fisher from the table.
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.
I applaud them for this decision. While I understand the need to service the story, it would not feel right to use a digital recreation of her. While the company recently did this with Peter Cushing for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, there’s a difference when it’s a key character and that has passed so recently.
While it may mean changing the story as it was originally envisioned, hopefully fans will be understanding of the situation. I’m for one ready to accept her absence, and others will understand that the right thing to do is not trying to recreate her.
Source: StarWars.com .