Kathleen Kennedy, the President of Lucasfilm, denied on Friday the news that the actress #Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia, will still appear in the 9th episode of #Star Wars which will be launched in 2019 ,informs EFE News Agency.
Carrie Fisher will not appear in Star Wars Episode 9
Kennedy told ABC that Carrie Fisher will not appear in the 9th episode of the famous show. She also said that there will be a lot of scenes with the actress in the Episode VIII, which is great news for her fans.
This statement was made during the Star Wars Convention Celebration held at this time in Orlando.
The statements made by the brother of the actress denied
Kathleen Kennedy contradicted the statements made by Carrie Fisher's brother, Todd Fisher, who suggested last week the for New York Daily News that the actress will also appear in the Episode IX (which is believed to be the last part of the series ). Lucasfilm's president said that the brother of actress has probably been confused.
Todd Fisher told New York Daily News that he and Billie Lourd , Carrie Fisher's daughter gave the studio permission to continue to use the image in the actress.
Carrie Fisher has played scenes from the 8th episode of the show before her death in December, at 60 years old, because of a heart attack.
Tribute to Star Wars
"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" is one of the strengths of Star Wars Celebration convention which brings a tribute to the universe created by George Lucas. The convention takes places between April 14th and April 16th. The fans of the famous show came together at the convention center in Florida to share their passion for Lucas's universe and learn the latest news about upcoming events and releases from the series..
New female character
The film director Rian Johnson announced that famous franchise has added another important female character in "The Last Jedi", according to Reuters. This announcement was made on Friday during the Convention. Johnson added that the film, which will be released December this year, is still in post-production.
Kelly Marie Tran will play Rose, a person responsible for repairs in the Resistance. According to Johnson, her role reflects the notion that anyone can become a hero.
40 years of Star Wars
The celebration event also includes a special presentation to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the launch of the show in 1977. Among the guests invited to this event there are actors such as Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels and Hayden Christensen.