Princess Leia won’t appear in ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’

Los Angeles [USA], Apr. 15 : If you were waiting to see Princess Leia in 'Star Wars: Episode IX,' it's time to pop the bubble.

Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy, during in an interview with ABC news, said that Carrie Fisher will not be featuring in 'Episode IX' of the 'Star Wars,' reports The Hollywood Reporter.

She said, "Sadly, Carrie will not be in nine. But we will see a lot of Carrie in eight." With this she assured that Fisher's role will not just be a cameo.

Few weeks back, Todd Fisher, brother of Carrie Fisher told New York Daily News that he and Carrie Fisher's daughter, Billie Lourd, had given Disney and Lucasfilm permission to use the recent footage of the 'Star Wars: The force Awakens' star in 2019's 'Star Wars: Episode IX'.

"Both of us were like, 'Yes, how do you take her out of it?' And the answer is, you don't," he said during an event.

The 'Shampoo' star died at the age of 60, last December. Recently, Fisher's life and work was celebrated by the members of the 'Star Wars' family including the creator of the franchise George Lucas and actor Harrison Ford.

On a related note, a fan event 'Star Wars Celebration' is currently going on in Florida, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the first installment, 'Star Wars: A new Hope'.

Source: ANI