Lucasfilm swore that they will not recreate a digital version of the late, great actress Carrie Fisher for any future Star Wars but they never said that she will not appear in any other Star Wars movies. Disney still wants to include Carrie in Episode IX her brother Todd has revealed that instead of relying on a computer-generated facsimile, Disney plans to use recent footage of the actress. Carrie’s daughter Billie Lourd and Todd both have granted permission to use the shots.
It’s still not clear about how Princess Leia will be incorporated into the third movie of the current trilogy. Her parts for General Leia in Episode VIII have already been shot, so there is a lot more footage that we haven’t seen. The producers may have to be very selective with the footage they use and write scenes around these limitations because of the absence of CG.
To CG or not to CG?
It’s not necessarily a backlash against CG stand-ins, but it does reflect the delicate nature of using them, are you paying tribute to legendary figures, or tarnishing their legacy? In this case, it’s clear that Disney would rather exercise caution than insist on using technology to preserve its intended storyline.
So what are your thoughts on this matter?