Lucasfilm/Disney have officially replied to the online pondering on the future of Carrie Fisher’s Princess Leia in the Star Wars universe.
Recent developments had many believing that Leia, despite the recent death of Carrie Fisher, the character of Leia Organa would be seen again in the Star Wars universe through digital technology merged with motion capture as was recently seen with Peter Cushing and, indeed, Fisher in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
However, in an unusual move, Lucasfilm took to the official site to put to bed any such notions and make it know they have no intentions of putting her in future movies now that she’s gone;
Here’s the full statement:
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.
We’re conflicted over this; on one hand we feel this is the best way to honour Fisher’s memory but at the same time we have no doubt there was more of Leia’s story to tell.
Let us know what you all think, guys.