Should Meryl Streep Replace Carrie Fisher As Leia In "Star Wars: Episode IX"?

The Princess of Alderaan and the Queen of Hollywood.

So, most of us Star Wars fans are still reeling from the genuinely tragic loss of Carrie Fisher.

So, most of us Star Wars fans are still reeling from the genuinely tragic loss of Carrie Fisher.

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And one of the biggest questions left unanswered in The Last Jedi was Leia’s fate, given that her character will live on into Episode IX.

And one of the biggest questions left unanswered in The Last Jedi was Leia's fate, given that her character will live on into Episode IX.

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The petition, which has received over 8,000 signatures in several hours, has also gotten multiple comments of support from fans:

The petition, which has received over 8,000 signatures in several hours, has also gotten multiple comments of support from fans:

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Some believe that Fisher would have wanted more for her iconic character than a quiet death offscreen:

Some believe that Fisher would have wanted more for her iconic character than a quiet death offscreen:

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Now, before we all go completely OFF THE RAILS, this idea is very layered. For one, Streep and Fisher were very close friends in life.

Now, before we all go completely OFF THE RAILS, this idea is very layered. For one, Streep and Fisher were very close friends in life.

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And Streep even portrayed a version of Fisher in Postcards from the Edge, a film based on a semi-autobiographical novel by Fisher.

And Streep even portrayed a version of Fisher in Postcards from the Edge, a film based on a semi-autobiographical novel by Fisher.

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Plus, with Disney confirming that they will definitely NOT be using CGI, à la Rogue One, to replace her, it leaves only these options: unused footage, or an offscreen death.

Plus, with Disney confirming that they will definitely NOT be using CGI, à la Rogue One, to replace her, it leaves only these options: unused footage, or an offscreen death.

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I’m personally torn on this idea. The purist in me says NOPE, but the completionist in me wants a hero’s ending for Leia… After all, to me, she’s royalty.

I'm personally torn on this idea. The purist in me says NOPE, but the completionist in me wants a hero's ending for Leia... After all, to me, she's royalty.

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