‘Star Wars’ Has ‘No Plans’ to Digitally Recreate Carrie Fisher

'Star Wars' Has 'No Plans' Digitally
Courtesy of Lucasfilm

In the wake of Carrie Fisher’s death, Lucasfilm says it won’t digitally recreate Carrie Fisher in upcoming “Star Wars” projects.

“We don’t normally respond to fan or press speculation, but there is a rumor circulating that we would like to address,” the company said in a statement. “We want to assure our fans that Lucasfilm has no plans to digitally recreate Carrie Fisher’s performance as Princess or General Leia Organa.”

They added: “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.”

Fisher will appear in the upcoming “Star Wars: Episode VIII.” She had finished shooting the upcoming sequel prior to her death, though rumors suggested Disney and Lucasfilm would somehow recreate Leia for the next “Star Wars” that shoots in 2018.

Lucasfilm recently drew headlines when Peter Cushing’s character Grand Moff Tarkin was digitally recreated in “Rogue One” after Disney got permission from the Cushing estate to do so causing some to believe the same could possibly happen to Fisher. Cushing died in 1994.

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  1. Mike says:

    So, it was okay to do a CG character of dead Cushing and not dead yet Fisher in Rogue One, but somehow its not okay to do it for Fisher in Episode IX? Hypocrisy in the face of feared backlash. …. or maybe they just couldn’t get permission from her estate like Cushing and want to spin it as a noble gesture.

  2. The Messiah says:

    Her character gets wounded in the first quarter of the new film and comes back at the end (movie spoiler from the guy who published the correct full synopsis for Force Awakens a year before it was released), they will simply have her not survive and her scenes at the end will be redone. Leias death will now be the driving force behind Luke. I said it here first. Come back in 12 months and Ill be right.

  3. LL says:

    Reason prevails

  4. Deborah Hardy says:

    I am very glad that that they are not going to digitally re created Carrie. She was one of a kind and Never be replaced

  5. JohnA says:

    Why are her eyes blue in this photo?

  6. PS says:

    Shame. I don’t want the story to get altered, just because the actor died.

  7. loco73 says:

    They say this now, but if Carrie Fisher’s absence from Episode IX threatens their bottom line in any way shape of form, you will see how fast they’ll do an about face and end up making the very decision they are currently s vehemently denying. It will be ultimately up to the fans and what they want to see. Besides Episode IX is already in trouble, seeing that they hired Collin Trevorrow to direct…Personally I have nothing against Lucasfilm doing this, provided they get permission from her family and it makes sense within the story and plot.

    Also, all the righteous indignation surrounding this, is complete hypocritical bullshit. They used Marilyn Monroe’s image to sell Snickers candy bars and Dior perfume. A hologram of Tupac Shakur was used in a concert. Fred Astaire was used to sell a Dirt Devil vacuum cleaner and despite the controversy and objections from some of his family, Hennessy used Marvin Gaye’s image to sell their product under the “Never Blend In” moniker…even though Gaye himself struggled with alcoholism (among many other things) and was killed by his dad who was also an alcoholic.

    This is not a justification for anything, but please drop this whole “it’s creepy”, “it’s disrespectful” and whatever else morality induced phrase comes to mind.

  8. millerfilm says:

    Of course, they have already recreated her digitally in “Rogue One.” So, they are more saying that going forward, there will be no more digital recreations.

  9. Nanny Mo says:

    I was going to say, let her rest in peace and move the story FORWARD. For the love of Chewbacca get a new idea than the Death Star in every episode and quit making the force look stupid.

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