Kathleen Kennedy Confirms That Carrie Fisher Will Not Appear in STAR WARS: EPISODE IX
Last week Carrie Fisher's brother, Todd FIsher, said that Carrie would appear in Star Wars: Episode IX. He and Carrie's daughter Billie Lourd thought:
"Yes, how do you take her out of it?’ And the answer is, you don't. I’m not the only part in that equation, but I think the people deserve to have her. She's owned by them."
Well, it seems like Lucasfilm will be taking Episode IX in a different direction than what Todd thought because Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy confirmed that Carrie will not be in Star Wars: Episode IX. She told ABC in an interview:
"Sadly, Carrie will not be in Nine. But we will see a lot of Carrie in Eight."
At least Carrie's Estate would have allowed it if that's how Lucasfilm decided to proceed. It's understandable that they wouldn't include her because she didn't shoot any footage for the film before she passed.
From what we've heard, she would have has a much bigger role in Episode IX than what she had in The Last Jedi. I have no idea if we'll ever learn what her story arc would have been, but I'm sure that director Colin Trevorrow and his team will give us the best film possible.