Star Wars Episode 9 Spoilers: Princess Leia Won’t Be Killed Off in Final Installment

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Star Wars Episode 9 Spoilers: Princess Leia Won’t Be Killed Off in Final Installment Carrie Fisher speaking at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con International from Gage Skidmore/Flickr with CC BY-SA 2.0

Star Wars Episode 8 is not yet released but people are now talking about the next film after it. Fans started scouring for Star Wars Episode 9 spoilers after the sudden death of an actress. Fans were left uncertain after the death of Star Wars actress, Carrie Fisher.

Carrie Fisher’s sudden death came as a shock to the movie industry

Fisher played Princess Leia from the original Star Wars films. Everything was going well with the actress before her death. Fisher even penned The Princess Diarist, which detailed her affair with co-star Harrison Ford. On December 2016, the actress died from cardiac arrest.

The 60-year-old actress was hospitalized on December 23. Four days later her daughter, Billie Lourd, confirmed Fisher’s death.

Screen Crush stated that Fisher’s character will have a major role in Star Wars Episode 9. The actress reportedly finished the filming for Episode 8, which will continue to Episode 9. Without Fisher, Princess Leia will not be able to take part in the next film.

‘Star Wars Episode 9’ will likely use CGI to embody Princess Leia

According to Movie Web, the executive producers for the film want Princess Leia’s continued presence in the movie. This is only possible if they will utilize computer generated imagery, widely known as CGI.

Colin Treverrow is gearing up for the production of Star Wars Episode 9. Treverrow will be the director for Episode 9 and he is aware that the film will be affected by Fisher’s death. Sources said that the executives have met up to brainstorm their plans on how to move forward. It is a no-brainer that they will talk about their options about Fisher’s character.

There are two ways that the filmmakers can do to salvage the plot of Episode 9. First, they could simply remove Princess Leia from the script or use CGI to their advantage. CGI greatly helped the movie industry to create astounding visual effects. Now, the industry is using it as a tool to recreate characters.

Several movies had success with using CGI for characters. The Fast and Furious 7 used CGI to recreate Paul Walker’s character. The actor died in 2013 due to a car crash. Walker was one of the main protagonists of the film.

The movie producers were able to use CGI to have Walker’s character take part in the film without removing him from the script. However, there’s one downside with using CGI, as it is very expensive and budget-consuming.

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