Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi will hit theaters in less than a year, but there have been some questions about it regarding the tragic passing of Carrie Fisher. Particularly with the added complication of Rogue One’s CG Carrie Fisher, people have been wondering if her The Last Jedi performances will be altered or augmented using similar technology.
According to Disney CEO Bob Iger, the answer is no. Iger was interviewed by his wife Willow Bay, Dean of USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism, today about the future of Star Wars and had this to say on the subject of Carrie Fisher:
We had to deal with tragedy at the end of 2016. Carrie appears throughout VIII. We are not changing VIII to deal with her passing. Her performance remains as it is in VIII. In Rogue One, we had some digital character. We are not doing that with Carrie.
So this should come as a sign of relief for fans worried we’d have to deal with an Uncanny Valley version of our favorite Star Wars General. Now all we have to worry about is what they’ll do for Episode IX.