There's been a lot of speculation surrounding Carrie Fisher and her role in the upcoming Star Wars releases, but producer J. J. Abrams has confirmed it himself.
The cast for Star Wars Episode IX was announced on their website over the weekend, and yes, we will see Princess Leia.
J. J. Abrams has said they will use unreleased footage of Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia from Episode VII, and they will not be using CGI (computer generated imagery).
This has reportedly been approved by Carrie's family and her daugther Billie Lourd.
“We desperately loved Carrie Fisher. Finding a truly satisfying conclusion to the Skywalker saga without her eluded us," Abrams said.
"We were never going to recast, or use a CG character. With the support and blessing from her daughter, Billie, we have found a way to honour Carrie’s legacy and role as Leia in Episode IX by using unseen footage we shot together in Episode VII.”
It's bittersweet facing my final chapter without her-She is simply irreplaceable. I'm finding solace in the fact that she won't BE replaced & would love the worldwide outpouring of affection from those who loved her when they heard the news.#CarrieOnForever pic.twitter.com/7ueMqBxQwa— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) July 29, 2018