There’s been speculation about whether Lucasfilm will recast the beloved Star Wars character, Leia, as actress Carrie Fisher has passed away. It’s also been suggested that the filmmakers use CGI to keep Fisher “alive” as Leia. Mark Hamill, who plays Luke Skywalker, recently spoke about his thoughts on Leia’s future.

Here’s what Hamill had to say:

“Well, first of all, I don’t know the specific plans were for that character but just the way Han Solo was more prominent in seven Luke Skywalker was prominent in eight, we assumed that Leia would be more prominent in nine, especillay since the dynamic of having Kylo Ren as her son and I think it would be tough recasting only because she’s so indellably linked with that character, they have already ruled out computer generating performance like they did with Peter Cushing, so gee thats got to be not an insurmountable problem, but shes irreplaceable.”

Here’s the video interview with Mark Hamill from our friends at Collider.

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Luke Skywalker’s peaceful and solitary existence gets upended when he encounters Rey, a young woman who shows strong signs of the Force. Her desire to learn the ways of the Jedi forces Luke to make a decision that changes their lives forever. Meanwhile, Kylo Ren and General Hux lead the First Order in an all-out assault against Leia and the Resistance for supremacy of the galaxy.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is now available on Digital HD, Blu-ray, and DVD, while Star Wars: Episode IX is set to release in theaters on December 20th, 2019. Solo: A Star Wars Story will hit theaters on May 25th, 2018.