23 Mar 2017 6:07 PM +00:00 UTC

Disney CEO Says General Organa’s Role Remains The Same

The Star Wars community felt so much loss and grief when a heart attack took away the life of Carrie Fisher in 2016. The charming Star Wars icon was so full of spirit, and it was hard for everyone to deal with her passing. Star Wars fans would worry over the state of Fisher's Star Wars films, The Last Jedi and Episode IX, both of which gave her General Organa large roles to fill.

Apart from confirming that they wouldn't be using the controversial CGI of Rogue One to recreate Carrie's likeness in any upcoming Star Wars movie, there hasn't been much word on how Lucasfilm would handle her parts in the movies, especially in Episode IX.

However, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the Disney CEO Bob Iger updates fans saying that the studios aren't changing anything. Lucasfilm isn't accommodating any changes in The Last Jedi "to deal with her passing" with Iger explaining:

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"When we bought Lucasfilm, we were going to make three films — Episodes VII, VIII and IX," said Iger. "We had to deal with tragedy at the end of 2016. Carrie appears throughout VIII. We are not changing VIII to deal with her passing. Her performance remains as it is in VIII. In Rogue One, we had some digital character. We are not doing that with Carrie."

While it's good to hear that Carrie's footage and role in The Last Jedi is being left as is, fans already expected the film to remain the same since the actress had already completed her work on the movie by the time of her passing. It's Episode IX that everyone worries about. Thankfully the studio is keeping true to its word and keeping their hands off Carrie's likeness for digital recreation.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens on Dec. 15, 2017 while Star Wars: Episode IX is slated for release May 23, 2019.

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