Fisher had finished filming her scenes for The Last Jedi in late summer of last year. She died on 27 December after suffering from a medical emergency while on a flight from London to Los Angeles. She was subsequently kept in intensive care for four days on a ventilator.
“In Rogue One, we created digitally a few characters, one an actor that had actually passed away but had been in an earlier Star Wars film,” he said during a March talk at the Marshall School of Business. “We’re not doing that with Carrie, although technology gives the ability to do so many different things today.”