Losing a pop-culture icon when they pass away is always a hurtful experience for fans, but losing someone who is still actively portraying that iconic character is doubly impactful. Such is the sad case that fans and audiences have been presented with due to the recent passing of ‘Star Wars’ icon Carrie Fisher.
While Fisher was able to film all of her scenes for the upcoming ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ before she passed away, the next installment in the film series, the currently-titled ‘Star Wars 9,’ will be left without Fisher’s on-screen presence in a “live” capacity. The option always exists, of course, to utilize the character using some form of CGI, but that doesn’t sound like something the film’s director, Colin Trevorrow, is interested in pursuing.
In a recent interview, Trevorrow spoke on Fisher’s impact on the franchise, and his initial thoughts on her character’s usage in the forthcoming film:
“She was a major character, that’s not a secret. She really was. And it was extremely sad for all of us, mostly just because she was so loved by the Star Wars family and everyone that worked with her. I feel like our options are limited mostly by ourselves, in that there is only certain things that we are willing to do. But I can guarantee it will be handled with love and respect, and all of the soul that Carrie Fisher deserves.”
As you can see, it sounds like Trevorrow is shying away from the use of CGI or something similar, as was used in ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ for both Fisher and the late Peter Cushing. It seems like he would like to include the character in the film in some fashion, however, which is certainly welcome news.
‘Star Wars: Episode 9’ is scheduled to premiere in American theaters on May 24, 2019; ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ will be in US theaters on December 15, 2017.
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