Sorry, Star Wars fans. Carrie Fisher won’t be in Episode IX.

Sorry, Star Wars fans. Carrie Fisher won’t be in Episode IX.

Late actress Carrie Fisher in the last Star Wars film

Despite rumors to the contrary, it seems Carrie Fisher won’t appear in Star Wars Episode IX.

Kathleen Kennedy, head of Lucasfilm, confirmed that the late Carrie Fisher will not be seen in the ninth installment of the Star Wars franchise.

Fisher’s brother Todd previously said his sister would make an appearance in Episode IX.

Kennedy told ABC News that Fisher would have a strong role in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, in theaters in December, but that Todd was “confused” about her participation in the ninth installment.

“Sadly, Carrie will not be in nine, Kennedy confirmed. “But we will see a lot of Carrie in eight.”

Earlier this month, Todd told the New York Daily News that both he and Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd, gave Lucasfilm and Disney permission to use his sister’s unused footage from The Last Jedi in Episode IX.

Fisher passed away unexpectedly in December after suffering a heart attack. She was 60.

After Fisher’s passing, the storyline for the as-yet untitled Episode IX had to be rewritten, according to Kennedy.

“Obviously, with Carrie having passed away, it shook everybody,” Kennedy said. “We pretty much started over.”

Fisher’s character, Princess Leia, will make her final appearance in the franchise in The Last Jedi. Fisher will not be digitally recreated to make any further appearances.

Bob Iger, CEO at Disney, said previously that The Last Jedi won’t be altered to address Fisher’s death. He said the film will keep its scripted ending.

Though this will be the last time fans see Fisher in the Star Wars franchise, Kennedy assures fans that this performance is worth waiting for.

“She’s fantastic,” Kennedy said.

As for the wait, Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters December 13.

Also read: (Watch) Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer is finally here

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