Carrie Fisher Will Be Princess Leia In Star Wars 9
There have been a lot of mixed signals about whether or not Princess Leia would be in “Star Wars 9”.
Last year, Fisher’s brother Todd said that she WOULD be in it, but NOT as a CG character. They were just going to use unused footage they shot for previous movies. Disney and Lucasfilm DENIED that at the time but over the weekend, they reversed course and said that IS what they’re doing: Using previous footage.
Diehard “Star Wars” fans would likely be upset no matter what they did, but this seemed inevitable.
It’s hard to believe they’d ignore Leia in the final movie of the trilogy, since she was a huge part of the Skywalker saga. Re-casting her (even if it was Meryl Streep), or using CGI would be VERY risky options. So this is the best call. Mark Hamill is coming back as Luke Skywalker and he Tweeted that he’s happy she’s not being replaced, even though it’ll be “bittersweet” doing the movie without her.
It's bittersweet facing my final chapter without her-She is simply irreplaceable. I'm finding solace in the fact that she won't BE replaced & would love the worldwide outpouring of affection from those who loved her when they heard the news.#CarrieOnForever pic.twitter.com/7ueMqBxQwa
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) July 29, 2018
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