Carrie Fisher's Brother Just Confirmed That She *Will* Be in 'Star Wars: Episode IX'

"I think the people deserve to have her."

General Leia's story isn't done yet—not even close.

Carrie Fisher will appear in Star WarsEpisode IX, the late actress' brother, Todd Fisher, confirmed to the New York Daily News. Exactly how (and how much) Carrie will appear in the film remains to be seen, however, since shortly after her death, Lucasfilm announced that it would not use CGI to complete her performance.

During a recent appearance at opening night of the TCM Film Festival in Los Angeles, Todd Fisher said that he and Carrie Fisher's daughter, Billie Lourd, were approached about using footage of the actress in the ninth installment of the flagship Skywalker Saga—and they both said yes.

"Both of us were like, 'Yes, how do you take her out of it?' And the answer is you don't," he said. "She's as much a part of it as anything and I think her presence now is even more powerful than it was, like Obi Wan—when the saber cuts him down he becomes more powerful. I feel like that's what's happened with Carrie. I think the legacy should continue."

Though Todd said he doesn't know what her appearance in the film will entail, the family felt like they owed it to Carrie's dedicated fans to allow her likeness to be used in Episode IX.

"I'm not the only part in that equation, but I think the people deserve to have her," he explained. "She's owned by them."

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Kayleigh Roberts
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