We’re still incredibly sad about the news that Carrie Fisher, who played the beloved Princess/General Leia in the Star Wars movies passed away at the end of last year. Once the shock of her death had sunk in, many fans started wondering what this means for the new trilogy of movies.
Although it was confirmed that she had shot all her scenes for Episode VIII, it’s expected that there will be changes to the script as a result of Fisher’s death.
One rumour circulating recently was that Lucasfilm and Disney intended to create a CGI version of General Organa for the final movie in this latest trilogy - although the movie companies have come out and denied this is their intention.
In a statement, Lucasfilm said it had “no plans” to digitally recreate the actress in the roles of either Princess Leia or General Leia Organa in any upcoming movies.
It added that Carrie Fisher was part of the “Lucasfilm family”, continuing: “She was our princess, our general, and more importantly, our friend. We are still hurting from her loss.
The brief statement concluded by saying they want to honour her memory and everything she gave to Star Wars.
It seems this statement has calmed fans’ fears that a CGI version of Leia would appear in future movies.
Meanwhile, Movieweb reported that there have been meetings over the script for Episode IX, which could get a significant rewrite, while the website also suggested that there could be reshoots for Episode VIII, which had finished filming before Fisher’s death, to account for storyline changes further down the line.
We’ll just have to wait and see. But for now we think that getting out our Star Wars Armada tokens and having a game with other fans seems like a good way to distract ourselves from all the rumours flying around.