Carrie Fisher, who passed away in December, will appear in the ninth installment of Star Wars but the filmmakers will not use any CGI or other special FX. Instead they plan on using unused footage of her for Leia in Star Wars: Episode IX. Carrie Fisher's brother, Todd Fisher told The New York Daily News that "I think the legacy should continue.”
Fisher and Billie Lourd, Carrie Fisher's daughter, have granted Disney the rights to use recent footage of her for the ninth film. There is still no word what role Leia will have in the film, which will be released in the Summer of 2019.