Carrie Fisher Will *Not* Be in 'Star Wars: Episode IX' After All

Earlier reports that the late actress would appear in the ninth Skywalker Saga installment were incorrect.

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Carrie Fisher will not appear in Star Wars: Episode IX, in spite of recent reports indicating that she would. Earlier this month, the late actress' brother, Todd Fisher, told the New York Daily News that his sister would appear as her iconic character, Princess Leia, in the ninth installment of the Skywalker Saga.

"Both [Carrie's daughter, Billie Lourd, and I] were like, 'Yes, how do you take her out of it?' And the answer is you don't," he said, after explaining that Lucasfilm had approached Carrie's relatives about having her appear in the ninth film.

Apparently, however, this is not the case. Speaking to ABC News, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said, "Sadly, Carrie will not be in Nine. But we will see a lot of Carrie in Eight."

Of Todd Fisher's comments on the subject, Kennedy said, "He was probably confused."

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Kayleigh Roberts
Kayleigh Roberts

Kayleigh Roberts is the weekend editor at Marie Claire, covering celebrity and entertainment news, from actual royals like Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle to Hollywood royalty, like Katie Holmes and Chrissy Teigen. She’s a Ravenclaw who would do great things in Slytherin. To learn more about her, google “Leslie Knope eating salad GIF.