Contrary to recent reports that Carrie Fisher would reprise her role as Leia in Star Wars: Episode IX, it turns out she will not be in the movie.
It was previously revealed by Fisher's brother that she would be in the next film and we were stoked! But Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy reported that Fisher will, in fact, not be in Episode IX.
“Sadly, Carrie will not be in ‘Nine,'” Kennedy said. “But we’ll see a lot of her in ‘Eight,’ which is great.”
Kennedy continued, “[Todd Fisher] was probably confused because we finished everything in ‘Eight,’ and Carrie is absolutely phenomenal in the movie. We’re so happy that we were able to complete shooting in the summer. Unfortunately, Carrie passed away.”
Good Morning America posted a clip from Kennedy's interview on Twitter.
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