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Carrie Fisher won’t appear in Star Wars: Episode IX, after all

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Contrary to what her brother had to say

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A young Carrie Fisher, on the set of the original Star Wars trilogy.
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Carrie Fisher will not be part of Star Wars: Episode IX, despite recent reports that she would appear in the untitled film.

Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy confirmed that while Carrie Fisher’s character General Leia Organa will feature heavily into this December’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, that will be it for the legendary actress.

“Sadly, Carrie will not be in nine,” she told ABC News, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “But we will see a lot of Carrie in [Episode VIII].”

Her brother, Todd Fisher, said otherwise. Last week, he said in an interview with the New York Daily News that the Fisher family had granted permission to Lucasfilm to use Fisher’s appearance in 2019’s Episode IX. This wouldn’t be a computer-generated version of Fisher, either, he explained; instead, it would be previously shot footage.

That’s not the case, said Kennedy, who referred to Todd Fisher as “confused” about the situation.

At least we’ll get plenty of Fisher in The Last Jedi, out Dec. 15. That’s just shy of a year of Fisher’s sudden death in late December 2016. The actress, author and mental health advocate died of a heart attack, days before ringing in the New Year.