A new rumour about the future of the “Star Wars” franchise is sure to divide fans.
Word through the grapevine says Meryl Streep is in consideration to replace Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia in the upcoming “Star Wars 9” movie. But a rep for Streep tells ET Canada the rumours are “untrue.”
Following the untimely passing of Fisher in Dec. 2016, Disney and LucasFilm confirmed they would not use motion capture or a CGI-generated Leia in the next “Star Wars” film.
Rumours suggested Leia was meant to be a driving force in the upcoming movie and as such the studio was considering bringing Streep in. Streep once famously played a character based on Fisher in “Postcards from The Edge”.
Han Solo was a key figure in “The Force Awakens” and Luke Skywalker was mentor-supreme in “The Last Jedi”, so some fans believe Leia was meant to play an integral role in the next instalment.