Who Will Play Princess Leia in the Next Star Wars Movie?

The passing of Carrie Fisher in December 2016 left a void in the Star Wars universe. Fans have been wondering who will take on the role of Princess Leia in future films, especially with the announcement of a new trilogy set to be released.

Carrie Fisher’s Legacy

Carrie Fisher played Princess Leia Organa, one of the most iconic characters in Star Wars history. She first appeared as Leia in 1977’s “Star Wars: A New Hope” and continued to portray her in subsequent sequels “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi.”

The Future of Princess Leia

With Fisher’s passing, fans have been speculating who will play Princess Leia in future Star Wars films. In April 2017, Lucasfilm announced that Carrie Fisher would appear as Leia Organa in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” using previously unreleased footage from “The Force Awakens.”

However, this left the question unanswered for future films. In July 2018, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy stated that there were no plans to digitally recreate Carrie Fisher’s performance or recast the character for “Star Wars: Episode IX.”

The Possibilities

With no plans to digitally recreate Carrie Fisher’s performance or recast the character, fans have speculated about who could take on the role of Princess Leia. One possibility is Billie Lourd, Fisher’s daughter who has already appeared in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” as Lieutenant Connix.

Another possibility is an unknown actress who could bring a fresh take to the character while honoring Fisher’s legacy.

Conclusion

As of now, it remains unclear who will play Princess Leia in future Star Wars films beyond “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” Fans will have to wait and see what Lucasfilm decides to do with the beloved character. Regardless of who takes on the role, Fisher’s legacy as Princess Leia will always be remembered and cherished by fans around the world.