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‘Carrie Fisher will appear in Star Wars Episode IX,’ says her brother

April 8th, 2017 by Marc Comments

So after the death of Carrie Fisher late last year we all wondered if she would appear in the yet to film Star Wars: Episode IX using CGI trickery similar to what we saw with the young Leia in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Shortly after, Lucasfilm released a statement (here) saying they won’t be recreating Fisher’s likeness in future Star Wars movies out of respect for the actress and her family.

I another further recent statement it was revealed that all her scenes filmed for Star Wars Episode VIII would be used in the movie which will be released this Christmas (here).

Now here brother Todd has said the actress will also appear in Episode IX, the final movie in the current trilogy, using recently filmed scenes and there will be no CGI used: “Both of us [himself and Fisher’s daughter Billie Lourd] were like, ‘Yes, 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.”

Regarding how the scenes will fit into the story of Episode IX, he said: “I’m not the only part in that equation, but I think the people deserve to have her. She’s owned by them.

“You don’t mess with this legacy. It would be like rewriting the Bible. To me, ‘Star Wars’ is the holy grail of storytelling and lore and you can’t mess with it.”


We’d imagine there will need to be some tinkering done with the scripts to make all the scenes work in the final movie, but we also feel that it’s only right that Princess Leia be a part of the final movie in her second Star Wars trilogy. And it will be a sad day when we finally watch it, knowing we’ll never see her again.

The Force will be with her. Always.

Source: NYDailyNews

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….