Carrie Fisher Won't Appear in STAR WARS: EPISODE IX

Written by Andrew Pollard Sunday, 16 April 2017

Movie News

Last week saw Todd Fisher reveal that the sadly deceased Carrie Fisher will be a part of Star Wars: Episode IX. Now, though, that’s been played down and denied by Disney.

Carrie tragically passed away at the age of 60 on December 27th, although it was quickly confirmed that the actress had finished shooting her Star Wars: The Last Jedi work. How Fisher’s Leia was to be used in Star Wars: Episode IX was up in the air, though, but Disney’s Kathleen Kennedy has now moved to clarify that matter.

Speaking to Good Morning America, Kennedy said that Todd Fisher “was probably confused” as she explained, “We finished everything in VIII and Carrie is absolutely phenomenal in the movie and we’re so happy we were able to complete filming in the summer. Unfortunately, Carrie passed away at a time when we were well underway with Episode IX in our thoughts. We had not written a script yet. But we’ve regrouped. We started over again in January. Sadly, Carrie will not be in IX.”

Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set for a December 15th release, while Colin Trevorrow’s Episode IX is scheduled for May 24th, 2019.

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