In a recent report on Starwarsnewsnet, the topic of Leia’s character portrayal in the final film has been brought back up, this time with new rumored information on how it will all be done. Author John Hoey claims a source of his gave some clarity on the process of making the late Carrie Fisher’s Princess Leia a part of The Rise of Skywalker, as she should be. Here’s what the source was quoted saying:
“They are combining clips. There will also be no horrible digi-double that was used for Leia in Rogue One. This is all being done in what we call “comp.” There will be some digital work done (ageing, hair) so her face and body match, but not the uncanny valley like Tarkin in Rogue One. They will be changing her hair or adding wrinkles as she looked very different between TFA and TLJ.”
The source went on to say that he didn’t have any additional information on whether Fisher had been brought in for additional dialogue work in the past, so he doesn’t know if they have her voice work to pull from, or if they will need to use a voice actress for the job. It will be really interesting to see how it all turns out. I’m really glad we will be able to have our Princess Leia in the movies all the way until the end, though. I think that’s what she would have wanted, and it’s what fans want as well.
Do you trust that they’ll do a good job of bringing Leia back to the screen? What would you like to see happen with her character?