Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy confirmed Fisher won't be in "Episode IX," despite Carrie's brother saying he and Billie Lourd gave permission to use recent footage of her for the film.
"He was probably confused because we finished everything in XIII and Carrie is absolutely phenomenal in the movie," Kennedy told ABC News. "We're so happy that we were able to complete shooting in the summer. Unfortunately, Carrie passed away so by the time we were well underway with Episode IX in our thoughts, we had no written script yet."
"We've regrouped, we started over again in January," she continued, "Sadly, Carrie will not be IX."
"We'll see a lot of her in VIII," she added, "which is great."
Leia appears briefly in the first trailer for "The Last Jedi," which dropped on Friday during Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, Florida. The film hits theaters December 15, 2017.