"Star Wars" fans can breathe easy.
After rumors that they were planning to digitally re-create Carrie Fisher in future films, Lucasfilm has released a statement promising they will do no such thing.
Carrie Fisher‘s Princess Leia was revived in the final moments of "Rogue One", and while Fisher was delighted by seeing a new version of her younger self, fans were concerned that her recent passing could lead to filmmakers portraying the character that way going forward.
Lucasfilm decided to address these rumors head on with a statement on Friday evening.
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.
Carrie Fisher was, is, and always will be a part of the Lucasfilm family. 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.
Fisher had completed her work on "Star Wars: Episode VIII" before her death.
Star Wars' official statement is above and can also be seen on the Star Wars website.