Todd Fisher, Carrie’s brother, told the New York Daily News that Carrie Fisher will be in Episode IX. She will be included in the movie thanks to unused footage from The Last Jedi and The Force Awakens. It’s good to know that they finally took a decision and that despite Carrie’s passing away we will still see her in the rest of the Sequel trilogy.
“After months of speculation about Carrie’s future in the sci-fi saga, Todd has revealed that Disney bosses want to bring Princess Leia back for Episode IX. And he said he and Carrie’s daughter, Billie Lourd, have granted the studio rights to use recent footage for the finale. It is understood that CGI will not be used to recreate Leia.
“Both of us were like, ‘Yes, how do you take her out of it?’ And the answer is you don’t. She’s as much a part of it as anything and I think her presence now is even more powerful than it was, like Obi Wan — when the saber cuts him down he becomes more powerful. I feel like that’s what’s happened with Carrie. I think the legacy should continue… To me, Star Wars is the holy grail of storytelling and lore and you can’t mess with it.”