Carrie Fisher was a part of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, however that was with her consent and she was said to have cherished it. While Fisher was finished with Episode VIII, the gossip stands that her part in Episode IX would have been greater, which abandons us thinking about how they will handle it story-wise. Will they have the capacity to wrap up her circular segment in Episode VIII? We’ll need to sit back and watch.
Star Wars: Episode VIII, which is composed and coordinated by Rian Johnson and proceeds with the storylines presented in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, invites back cast individuals Domhnall Gleeson, Mark Hamill, the late Carrie Fisher, Gwendoline Christie, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Lupita Nyong’o, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, and Andy Serkis. New cast individuals will incorporate winner of Academy Award Benicio Del Toro, nominee for Academy Award Laura Dern, and newcomer Kelly Marie Tran.
In an unusual move, Lucasfilm has put those bits of gossip to rest in this statement that was released by the company:
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. 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.