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The late Carrie Fisher will appear in Star Wars: Episode IX, the third and final film of the new Star Wars trilogy, her brother Todd Fisher confirmed.
Carrie Fisher’s daughter Billie Lourd and Todd Fisher have granted Disney the requisite rights to use recent footage of the actress for the finale.

An extensive CGI recreation will not be used.

Fisher is understood to have completed filming for Star Wars: The Last Jedi (episode 8), with extra footage from that filming likely to make up the bulk of her appearance in Episode 9.
However, given that Fisher’s character General Leia was set to play a larger role in Episode 9, it remains to be seen whether there’s enough footage to complete the film as planned without CGI, or whether there will be rewrites.
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