Disney executives have denied reports that they are in negotiations with Carrie Fisher’s estate to have the right’s to her digital image for upcoming “Star Wars” films.
On Friday, Lucasfilm issued a statement regarding the rumors stating that they had “no plans to digitally recreate” Fisher’s performance.
“We don’t normally respond to fan or press speculation, but there is a rumor circulating that we would like to address,” the statement read. “We want to assure our fans that Lucasfilm has no plans to digitally recreate Carrie Fisher’s performance as Princess or General Leia Organa. Carrie Fisher was, is, and always will be a part of the Lucasfilm family.”
“She was our princess, our general, and more importantly, our friend,” they added. “We are still hurting from her loss. We cherish her memory and legacy as Princess Leia, and will always strive to honor everything she gave to Star Wars.”