Carrie Fisher To Appear In STAR WARS: EPISODE IX
With the shocking and untimely death of Carrie Fisher in December, Star Wars fans, as well as others, were saddened.
She had previously finished filming her scenes for The Last Jedi, so die hard fans of the sci-fi saga will not need to wait long to see Princess Leia again. But what about after that?
Questions were raised on the possibility that we could see a CGI version of the iconic character in future instalments. After the success of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and a computer generated young Fisher, it seemed like a viable option. But is this disrespectful to the legacy of the late Carrie Fisher?
According to her brother Todd Fisher, it isn’t. He and Carrie’s daughter, Billie Lourd, have granted Disney the right to use recent footage, not CGI, in episode 9.
“Both of us were like, ‘Yes, how do you take her out of it?’ And the answer is you don’t,” said Fisher, as he attended the opening night gala of the TCM Film Festival in Los Angeles, celebrating “In the Heat of the Night.”
“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.”
To what extent Leia will figure in to the storyline is not clear. “I’m not the only part in that equation, but I think the people deserve to have her,” said Fisher. “She’s owned by them.”
And he said he had total faith in the filmmakers to “do great things.”
“You don’t mess with this legacy,” he said. “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.”
With the obvious love for Carrie Fisher, it’s nice to know that her legacy will live on.
Source: NY Daily News