Carrie Fisher Will Return as Leia in Star Wars 9 Without CGI

There is good news for Star Wars fans. Todd Fisher, who is the brother of Carrie Fisher, has just announced that his departed sister will make a return as General Leia in Star Wars 9 that will be released in May of 2019. The scenes with Carrie Fisher had already been filmed for this year's December 15th release of the Star Wars movie, The Last Jedi. People had been waiting for some announcement regarding her status for the final film of the new trilogy from Lucasfilm or Disney. With the Star Wars announcement coming from Carrie Fisher's brother Todd Fisher made to media sources at a New York Daily News opening night gala at the TCM Film Festival in Los Angeles. It seems that Carrie Fisher's daughter, Billie Lourd, and her uncle Todd have granted Disney execs permission to use Carrie Fisher's image for the last film. Both Todd Fisher and his niece Billy Lourd agreed that the iconic actress is as much a part of the film as anything and that her presence now is even more powerful than it was. Fisher compared Carrie Fishers to that of Obi-Wan, when the saber cuts him down he becomes more powerful. He feels like that's what's happened with Carrie Fisher and that her legacy should continue.

Even more, astonishing is that CGI will not be used to recreate Princess Leia in the new movie. Todd Fisher states that instead of CGI previously shot footage of Carrie Fisher will be used instead. It is thought that Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia will most likely have an integral role in the Last Jedi. Her Star Wars part might be pared down or created in a different way to help minimize her screen time for Star Wars Episode IX. Anyone who's seen the CGI version of Peter Cushing as Grand Moff Tarkin in Rogue One knows just how capable the studio is. They can bring back deceased actors almost flawlessly. Tragically, Carrie Fisher's mother, Debbie Reynolds, also passed away just a day after Carrie Fisher's death on December 27, 2016.

Princess Leia Organa of Alderaan, who was later known as General Leia Organa, is a fictional character in the Star Wars movie franchise. General Leia was portrayed in the films by Carrie Fisher. Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia was in the original Star Wars film in 1977, with Leia being the princess of the planet Alderaan, a member of the Imperial Senate and an agent of the Rebel Alliance. Princess Leia battles off the evil Sith Lord Darth Vader and helps bring about the destruction of the Empire's, Death Star. In The Empire Strikes Back film released in 1980, Princess Leia commands a Rebel base and then evades Vader as she falls in love with the smuggler, known as Han Solo. In the Return of the Jedi movie released in 1983, Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia leads the operation to rescue Han Solo from the crime lord of Jabba the Hutt and is revealed in the movie to be Vader's daughter and the twin sister of Luke Skywalker.

Carie Fisher as Princess Leia is one of the most popular Star Wars characters, with Leia being called a 1980s icon. Carrie Fisher as Leia has also been called a feminist hero and model for other adventure heroines. Carrie Fisher has appeared in many works and merchandising and has been referenced or parodied in several television shows and films. Carrie Fisher's cinnamon buns hairstyle from the Star Wars movie in 1977 and the metal bikini from the Return of the Jedi have become cultural icons. This Star Wars story is just one of the things you will find on the Movie Web site. **

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