CGI is what made it possible for Peter Cushing’s Grand Moff Tarkin to make an appearance in Star Wars: Rogue One even though the actor himself passed away several years ago. It is used for all kinds of special effects in movies.
Rogue One also featured a CGI Carrie Fisher as a young Princess Leia. Fisher was alive at the time and is reported to have given permission for this, but after death a few weeks back, there have been rumors about a CGI Carrie Fisher in future Star Wars movies. Well, not anymore.
Lucasfilm has made an official statement in response to these rumors. “”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,” it said. “Carrie Fisher was, is, and always will be a part of the Lucasfilm family,” the studio said, adding that “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.”
So there you have it. This should put the rumors to rest. She had already completed filming her part in the upcoming Star Wars Episode VIII due out this December so we will get to see her one last time. She was a Princess to us all.
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