Carrie Fisher’s Brother Confirms She Will Appear In The Final ‘Star Wars’ Movie

Katie Jerkovich | Contributor

Carrie Fisher’s brother confirmed that his sister will appear in the final “Star Wars IX” film.

On Friday night at a TCM Film Festival in Los Angeles, California, Todd Fisher told the New York Daily News that both he and Fisher’s daughter Billie Lourd gave Disney permission to bring back Fisher for the final chapter of the sci-fi saga. The studio will use recent footage of the late actress who played Princess Leia following her death in December. (RELATED: BREAKING: Carrie Fisher Has Major Heart Attack On Plane)

FILE PHOTO - Carrie Fisher poses for cameras as she arrives at the European Premiere of Star Wars, The Force Awakens in Leicester Square, London, December 16, 2015. REUTERS/Paul Hackett/File Photo

FILE PHOTO – Carrie Fisher poses for cameras as she arrives at the European Premiere of Star Wars, The Force Awakens in Leicester Square, London, December 16, 2015. REUTERS/Paul Hackett/File Photo

“Both of us were like, ‘Yes, how do you take her out of it,'” Fisher explained. “And the answer is you don’t. She’s as much a part of it as anything and I think her presence now is even more powerful than it was, like Obi Wan — when the saber cuts him down he becomes more powerful.”

“I feel like that’s what’s happened with Carrie,” he added. “I think the legacy should continue. I’m not the only part in that equation, but I think the people deserve to have her. She’s owned by them.”

“You don’t mess with this legacy,” he continued. “It would be like rewriting the Bible. To me, Star Wars is the holy grail of storytelling and lore and you can’t mess with it.”

Disney executives had previously said that they had no plans to use CGI to bring Fisher back to life for the upcoming Star Wars VIII and IX films as they had done in “Rogue One” with a digital character.

Disney CEO Bob Iger also said that no changes would be done to the upcoming film “The Last Jedi” in light of the passing in December of the franchise star, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Fisher died of a heart attack in late December.

Katie Jerkovich

Contributor

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