Disney won’t digitalise Fisher in new Star Wars


Fisher had finished shooting Star Wars Episode 8: The Last Jedi when she died in December 2016, aged 60, after suffering a heart attack.

Disney boss Bob Iger said Fisher appears “throughout” the new instalment and her image would not be recreated using special effects.

“We’re not changing ‘Eight’ to deal with her passing,” he told a conference at the University of Southern California.

Fisher was previously married to the musician Paul Simon
Image Caption:Fisher shot to fame as Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy

“Her performance, which we’re really pleased with, remains as it was.”

Mr Iger said last year’s spin-off movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story featured characters which were “digitally created” including one – Peter Cushing – whom had died.

“We’re not doing that with Carrie,” Mr Iger added.

:: Star Wars Episode 8: The Last Jedi is due to be released in December.


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