Carrie Fisher will not appear in Star Wars: Episode IX

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    Words by Rachel Paige

    Though Carrie Fisher is gone, her life and legacy continues to live on in the Star Wars trilogy, but unfortunately, just like with everything, there are limits.

    Contrary to recent reports that Fisher would reprise her role as Leia in the far-off Star Wars: Episode IX, it turns out she will not be in the movie. Our time with Leia is drawing to a close.

    Last week, Fisher’s brother, Todd Fisher, mentioned that thanks to some previous-filmed footage, Lucasfilm and Disney were going to use the scenes to bring Leia back to the big screen.

    After Fisher’s passing in December it was made clear that Lucasfilm would NOT digitally recreate the actress and it was always assumed that somehow, she’d make an appearance.

    Supposedly, there are two huge Leia scenes coming up: a reunion with her brother, Luke; and a reunion with her son, Ben Kylo Ren.

    While it’s possible both of these things will still happen, they’re just going to have to happen in The Last Jedi if they do happen.

    ‘Sadly, Carrie will not be in ‘[Episode IX],’ Lucasfilm president, Kathleen Kennedy told ABC News at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, Florida. ‘But we’ll see a lot of her in ‘[Episode VIII],’ which is great.’

    ‘[Todd] was probably confused because we finished everything in ‘[Episode VIII],’ and Carrie is absolutely phenomenal in the movie. We’re so happy that we were able to complete shooting in the summer. Unfortunately, Carrie passed away,’ Kennedy explained. ‘By the time we were well underway with ‘Episode Nine’ in our thoughts — we had not written the script yet — but we’ve regrouped, we started over again in January.’

    Kennedy didn’t elaborate as to what kind of storyline we’ll see for Leia in The Last Jedi, or how her absence will be addressed in the last movie. We’ll have tissues ready for however it plays out, just in case…

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