Lucasfilm will not digitally recreate Princess Leia in new Star Wars films

Lucasfilm announced that they do not plan to digitally recreate Princess Leia after the passing of Carrie Fisher.
By Tobi Gerdes | Jan 13, 2017
Lucasfilm announced that they do not plan to digitally recreate Princess Leia after the passing of Carrie Fisher.

Fisher portrayediconic film character, Leia Organa, in the original episodes of Star Wars. She suffered a heart attack during a flight from London, England to Los Angeles California on December, 23, 2016. She died of heart attack related complications four days later. Her mother, Debbie Reynolds, passed away a day after her.

"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," read a statement from Lucasfilm that was posted on Starwars.comFriday. "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."

The statement from Lucasfilm came after rumors surfaced that the company was in the midst of negotiating with the estate of Carrie Fisher over the rights to include a digital recreation of her in upcoming Star Wars movies. In Star Wars Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, both Leia and Peter Cushing character, Grand Moff Tarkin, were recreated as much younger iterations of themselves.

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