Carrie Fisher NOT Digitally Recreated In “Star Wars,” Despite Rumors
Carrie Fisher will NOT be digitally recreated for future Star Wars films, despite rumors. On Friday night, Lucasfilm released a statement setting the record straight.
“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,” says the company.
The statement continues, “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.”
As Gossip Cop has reported, Fisher died on December 27, days after suffering a medical emergency onboard a flight from London to Los Angeles. She was 60 years old. Though Fisher’s body has since been cremated and her ashes were buried with her late mother Debbie Reynolds, who died on December 28, no cause of death has been confirmed.
It was previously reported that Fisher had wrapped filming on Star Wars Episode VIII, which is due out later this year. How the franchise will now proceed, though, remains unclear. But this much is now known: Fisher’s likeness will NOT be digitally recreated. The false rumors were apparently sparked by the BBC’s “Newsnight” program, which had alleged Disney was “negotiating with the actor’s estate over her continued appearance in the franchise.”