Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Spirits Of The Force

Just because you're dead, doesn't mean you still can't have a cameo:
Carrie Fisher’s iconic Princess Leia, one of film’s most beloved heroines, had taken on the mantle of General in Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, leading the Resistance forces against foes both old and new. Episode VIII director Colin Trevorrow was excited to see where the movies might take Leia and her twin, Luke Skywalker.

Fisher had only just finished filming her role in Episode VIII and appears as a digitized younger version of her character in the Rogue One spin off now playing in theaters. She was expected to play a key part in Episode IX, but it may take some digital Jedi mind tricks to bring her character to the screen.

Disney will be forced to either rewrite the ninth film, to digitize Fisher into the movie in a similar manner to Rogue One, or even recast the role. The last option would no doubt raise a furor among long-time fans, who would generally rather see her given a proper send-off. She could be represented by a virtual marionette — much the same way as Peter Cushing reprised his role as Grand Moff Tarkin in Rogue One, despite his death in 1994.
I find their lack of faith in live actors disturbing...

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