Carrie Fisher Will Appear in Episode IX, Brother Confirms

Carrie Fisher Will Appear in Episode IX, Brother Confirms

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Carrie Fisher's brother Todd Fisher has confirmed his sister's appearance in third movie of the new Star Wars trilogy.

The passing of Carrie Fisher caused somewhat of a conundrum for the future of Star Wars, given that her Princess Leia character is so pivotal to the plot. While all of her scenes for Episode VIII have been filmed and completed, her role in Episode IX, which hasn't yet started production, is more up in the air. Lucasfilm previously stated that it would not recreate the actress with CGI, and now, Fisher's brother Todd Fisher has confirmed that permission has been given for her to appear in the film in some way.

Fisher told Conifdential that he and Carrie's daughter, Billie Lourd, have granted the studio rights to use recent footage for the finale. "Both of us were like, 'Yes, how do you take her out of it?' And the answer is you don't," he said.

"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's happened with Carrie. I think the legacy should continue."

Fisher says that he is not aware to what extent her sister will feature in the movie. Disney had previously stated that Leia would have a "large role" in Epsiode IX.

Source: Confidential

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Episode 11? You mean Episode 9...the "I" comes before the "X."

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EDIT: There we go. You've taken your first step into a more grammatically correct world.

In any case, it seems not even death can stop the Star Wars train from chugging along. I guess I'm okay with it if the family and/or estate gives their blessing like this, and Carrie seemed like the kind of person who would be fine with it. They can probably make a decent CGI General Leia if Rogue One's cameos are any indicator.

Still won't make it awkard/sad when I see her likeness in the films, though.

So... she's going to appear in a movie that hadn't even started filming before she, y'know, died?

Did I get that right?

Ohhhhhh, this is going to get really cringe-inducing. I can just see it coming. I'm experiencing pre-cringe.

So... did she film any scenes before her death, or is there some other method they're going with? I hope Leia at least reunites with Luke in this upcoming next movie, otherwise it's gonna be depressing...

Am just glad that they didn't decide to kill the character off. Would still prefer them to hire a replacement actress.

Vanessa Marshal in full twi'lek makeup. General Syndulla.

ha, knew they'd bring back Jabba the Hutt

she's either going to show up as a force ghost or an awful cgi background character in some kind of medal distribution scene

It's most likely that parts of the movie will be re-written to accommodate her scenes, which are likely going to be unused footage from movies 7 and 8.

My guess, coming from a crass and cynical individual? Leia will die. Maybe early on in the movie.

008Zulu:
It's most likely that parts of the movie will be re-written to accommodate her scenes, which are likely going to be unused footage from movies 7 and 8.

Or this. It's a possibility.

Hollywood shoots a lot of B roll footage. Add in some editorial shenanigans and dubbing and I could see it turning out alright.

bastardofmelbourne:
WHAT

THEY SAID THEY WOULDN'T DO THAT

They never said they're going to use CGI. They even say that again in this article.

Edit: Looking forward to it. I doubt they've already filmed her scenes, but I'm sure they'll figure something out that isn't CGI. Ep. 7 B-Roll, probably. Or a deleted scene or something.

CellShaded:

bastardofmelbourne:
WHAT

THEY SAID THEY WOULDN'T DO THAT

They never said they're going to use CGI. They even say that again in this article.

Edit: Looking forward to it. I doubt they've already filmed her scenes, but I'm sure they'll figure something out that isn't CGI. Ep. 7 B-Roll, probably. Or a deleted scene or something.

Using leftover closeups, re-edited dialogue takes, and a stunt double for non-face scenes (or shots with enough visuals to distract), probably. More or less how they finished The Crow after Brandon Lee died mid-filming.

I would assume the role itself will be a bit reduced to original plans.

They've already promised no CGI, so they're going with claymation. I just know it.

There'll just be an unused still shot of her from the first movie with a voice-over of her ordering pizza over the phone.

Yay! It's gonna be Grand Moff Tarkin all over again! Who needs living actors when you can just CGI up their ghosts! :D

Hold onto your Cheesy-Poofs, everyone! We're heading back to the bottom of the Uncanny Valley!

Benny the Jew:
They've already promised no CGI, so they're going with claymation. I just know it.

They promised that they weren't going to do anything with Leia and because of that Episode IX was going through MASSIVE re-writes. Apparently it's easier to go back on your word than to be forced into drastically changing the plot.

To be fair...it actually is easier to do that considering how integral Leia is to the story, so I don't necessarily blame them. But now that they've confirmed that they're just going to say "Screw it! We're keeping her in there!" all bets are officially off in terms of how they do this.

She was a great actress, her filmed scenes for #8 should definitely be shown. I can't imagine Carrie wanting them hidden away.

As for #9, recast her.

RJ 17:
Yay! It's gonna be Grand Moff Tarkin all over again! Who needs living actors when you can just CGI up their ghosts! :D

Hold onto your Cheesy-Poofs, everyone! We're heading back to the bottom of the Uncanny Valley!

Benny the Jew:
They've already promised no CGI, so they're going with claymation. I just know it.

They promised that they weren't going to do anything with Leia and because of that Episode IX was going through MASSIVE re-writes. Apparently it's easier to go back on your word than to be forced into drastically changing the plot.

To be fair...it actually is easier to do that considering how integral Leia is to the story, so I don't necessarily blame them. But now that they've confirmed that they're just going to say "Screw it! We're keeping her in there!" all bets are officially off in terms of how they do this.

They stated already (and again in this article) that they wouldn't recreate her with CGI.

Winnosh:
Am just glad that they didn't decide to kill the character off. Would still prefer them to hire a replacement actress.

Given how engaging she apparently was (not to mention how iconic the character was and how synonymous Fisher is with Leia), I'm not sure any of the cast who worked with her or simply spent any time with her would want a recast.

I feel it'd be rather distracting in the final product for audiences, too, and it's already going to be a little weird.

...also: if they're going to include real-Carrie in the remaining films, could they decide to give Rogue One a different end and edit out CG-Leia? 'Cause it's just bad, and--- well, jarring.

Well, as some commentors said, they've told us that they won't use CGI. But if that's the case, how will this work out in Episode 9?

Would you consider Paul Walker's or Leia's (RO) appearances as CGI as Tarkin was? Could you tolerate one over the other?

I personally don't even have anything against CGI-ing dead actors. I was really impressed by Tarkin and think, if no corners get cut, Leia might become even better.

The Enquirer:

RJ 17:
Yay! It's gonna be Grand Moff Tarkin all over again! Who needs living actors when you can just CGI up their ghosts! :D

Hold onto your Cheesy-Poofs, everyone! We're heading back to the bottom of the Uncanny Valley!

Benny the Jew:
They've already promised no CGI, so they're going with claymation. I just know it.

They promised that they weren't going to do anything with Leia and because of that Episode IX was going through MASSIVE re-writes. Apparently it's easier to go back on your word than to be forced into drastically changing the plot.

To be fair...it actually is easier to do that considering how integral Leia is to the story, so I don't necessarily blame them. But now that they've confirmed that they're just going to say "Screw it! We're keeping her in there!" all bets are officially off in terms of how they do this.

They stated already (and again in this article) that they wouldn't recreate her with CGI.

And I'm just cynical enough to not believe them.

I'm kind of hoping the appearance is her funeral. I don't say that to be mean, but Leia Organa was one of the biggest public faces of the Rebellion and a bonified war hero, so her passing would be something of note and I think the film's should acknowledge that. It also allows a measure of completion for her fans without terribly intruding on the Fisher family's actual memorial or greiving time.

 

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