Lucasfilm releases statement surrounding digital Leia rumours


It didn’t take long after Carrie Fisher’s death for rumours to start swirling around her “appearance” in future Star Wars films. She had already wrapped up shooting for Star Wars: Episode VIII, a film in which her character — General Leia Organa — supposedly has a bigger role. Perhaps partially because Grand Moff Tarkin was digitally recreated for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Peter Cushing, the actor who played him in the original trilogy passed away years ago), rumours began surfacing that Lucasfilm would consider a “digital Leia” in Star Wars: Episode IX.

Normally companies don’t respond to rumours, but Lucasfilm obviously thought that this one was big enough that it needed to be quashed and quash it they did.

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.

What do you think about Lucasfilm’s decision to not digitally recreate Carrie Fisher in future Star Wars movies? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.

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