Carrie Fisher Will Appear in ‘STAR WARS: EPISODE IX’
After Carrie Fisher passed away last year, many fans were starting to ask whether she’d appear in some way in STAR WARS: EPISODE IX. Her role in the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi had been completed before her death, but the next film had not started production.
Her brother Todd Fisher recently spoke with The New York Daily News and revealed that he and Fisher’s daughter Billie Lourd have given Disney and Lucasfilm permission to use footage of Fisher in Star Wars: Episode IX.
Disney made an official statement back in January that they won’t be digitally recreating Fisher for Episode IX.
However, Todd said the publication at the opening night gala of the TCM Film Festival in Los Angeles.
“Both of us were like, ‘Yes, how do you take her out of it?’ And the answer is you don’t.
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 happened with Carrie. I think the legacy should continue.”
One thing for sure is that Todd isn’t sure how much we’ll see of Fisher in the big screen on Episode IX.
“I’m not the only part in that equation, but I think the people deserve to have her. She’s owned by them.”