In a statement released on StarWars.com, Lucasfilm has addressed the rumors that Carrie Fisher will be recreated digitally as Leia Organa in future Star Wars installments. After her sudden death last month, many had wondered if Lucasfilm had plans on keeping her in the franchise using digital technology, as they have done with Peter Cushing (Star Wars: Episode IV) in Rogue One.
In their statement, Lucasfilm had this to say:
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.
Personally, I’m glad they are going this route. I feel it would just be too soon and too painful to see a digitally added Carrie Fisher in later installments. What do you think about their decision? Let us know on Twitter and in the comments below.
Star Wars: Episode VIII is currently set for release in theaters on December 15, 2017.