But Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy dismissed reports that stock footage could be used in "Episode IX" to recreate Fisher's character.
"Both of us were like, 'Yes, how do you take her out of it?' And the answer is, you don't", said Todd Fisher recently at the TCM Classic Film Festival in Los Angeles.
Despite the unfortunate announcement, the Lucasfilm CEO assured fans that they will be seeing more of the late Carrie in "Star Wars: Episode VIII" which is slated to hit the theaters on December 15.
There was some confusion over whether the late Carrie Fisher would appear in "Star Wars" films after "The Last Jedi", which she filmed before her death last December.
The largely testosterone-fueled Star Wars movie franchise has added an important new female character in the eighth film, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, director Rian Johnson said on Friday at a fanfest in Orlando. She has already appeared as Princess/General Leia in five movies. So, by the time we were well underway with "Episode Nine", in our thoughts we had not written the script yet. However, Kennedy ensured that we would see a lot of Leia in "Eight", "which is great".
"Star Wars Rebels will be the complete journey that it was meant to be from the very beginning", said Filoni.
The graphics of the game (all footage is in engine, though we don't actually get to see much gameplay) are absolutely stunning, and it looks like the game is going to be one of the best looking games ever released. However, she had not specified if her story would be concluded in this sequel to the film. By the time of her demise, she had finished shooting her part in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.