Carrie Fisher may have left us, but that doesn’t mean we won’t see her ever again…
The Star Wars actress passed away in December 2016 after suffering a medical emergency whilst on a flight and subsequently entering a coma.
Almost 2 years later, the big bosses behind the Star Wars franchise, Disney, and LucasFilm, have revealed that Carrie will reprise her role as Leia Organa in the forthcoming Star Wars: Episode IX through the aid of previously unused footage.
Director J.J. Abrams confirmed the news, saying “We desperately loved Carrie Fisher. Finding a truly satisfying conclusion to the Skywalker saga without her eluded us. We were never going to recast or use a CG character. With the support and blessing from her daughter, Billie [Lourd], we have found a way to honor Carrie’s legacy and role as Leia in Episode IX by using unseen footage we shot together in Episode VII.”
The decision has also received the blessing of the actress’s brother, Todd, who stated: “As we, her family, as well as her extended family of fans around the world so believe, Carrie’s Princess Leia is forever entrenched in the franchise and her indelible presence is fundamental to the film.”
Star Wars: Episode IX begins filming on the 1st of August.