Disney Reportedly Negotiating With Carrie Fisher’s Estate To Bring Back Princess Leia

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Star Wars fans have been in mourning for weeks since Carrie Fisher‘s tragic passing.

But Disney had to switch quickly to panic mode.

According to previous reports, Carrie had finished her filming for this December’s Episode VIII. But an even bigger role was apparently planned for Princess Leia in the final part of the sequel trilogy.

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Now, according to BBC‘s Newsnight, Disney is negotiating with the late star’s estate over her future appearances in the franchise.

Exactly how Fisher’s likeness might appear in future Star Wars films is unclear, but if Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is any indication, Disney has decided they’re fine with digitally recreating late actors for continuity, as they did with [SPOILER ALERT] Peter Cushing‘s Grand Moff Tarkin (below).

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Rogue One also already took its first step into the larger world of replacing actors by digitally recreating young Carrie for a quick scene.

Will they do the same for an entire movie? Or change their plans? We’ll just have to wait and CGI.

[Image via Disney/DGA/WENN.]

Jan 13, 2017 3:00pm PDT

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