The CGI work in the new Star Wars movies is terrific—for the most part. It’s nowhere near as overused as the prequel films, but it can be overdone at times.
But where it really falls short is in Rogue One. Both CGI young Leia and CGI Tarkin are marvelous looking as far as CGI faces go, but they’re still both on this side of the uncanny valley. CGI Tarkin looks incredibly fake when you put him next to actual people, and while they did an excellent job on Leia by using a real actress who just happens to look like Carrie Fisher, it’s still unsettling.
It will be far, far more unsettling to have CGI Leia in Episode IX and, I believe, a huge disservice to Fisher’s legacy. Instead, I think Leia should die off-screen and we should only see her funeral—a good excuse to rally what remains of the resistance from across the galaxy.
REF: Erik Kain. Forbes.com