The full statement follows:
"We don’t normally respond to fan or press speculation, but there is a rumor circulating that we would like to address. We want to assure our fans that Lucasfilm has no plans to digitally recreate Carrie Fisher’s performance as Princess or General Leia Organa.
Original story Jan. 6, 2017:
Carrie Fisher's untimely death has reportedly left Lucasfilm looking for ways to move forward with Star Wars: Episode IX, which purportedly included a major role for General Leia Organa. According to CBS, writer/director Colin Trevorrow is scheduled to meet with Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy next week to discuss options for the planned 2019 film in light of the actor's passing.
"Rogue One is the road map," an unnamed source reportedly told CBS, referring to the fact that actors performances were simulated using stand-ins and CGI for the recently released film. Both Peter Cushing's Grand Moff Tarkin and Fisher's Leia were achieved through motion capture and digital rendering.