Confirmed: Disney are in talks with Carrie Fisher's estate to digitize her for Episode IX

As we reported to you a week ago, Carrie Fisher's Princess Leia had a "significantly important" role in Episode IX (HERE). The tragic death of the actress has brought upon a lot of questions, most of which involve how to replace her in the ongoing saga. Well, we might just have our answer as reports are indicating that Disney will want to digitize her for the finale. 

According to BBC NewsnightLucasfilm are in the middle of meetings to settle the delicate problem at hand. All signs lead to Fisher getting digitized according to the source..

“And if what might be regarded as unseemly haste, Disney is negotiating with the actor’s estate over her continued appearance in the franchise. If Disney gets the go-ahead, Carrie Fisher will join Peter Cushing…”

Let us not forget that Fisher also appears briefly as Leia at the end of "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," as a CGI recreation. In that same movie they also digitized the late British actor Peter Cushing, who died in 1994, and who played Death Star commander Grand Moff Tarkin in the original series. The film used CGI for the astounding effect which left some fans cold and distanced, including myself. The technology will, however, only get better in the next few years, with even Martin Scorsese having a crack at it by digitizing Robert De Niro into his younger self in the upcoming "The Irishman."