First and foremost, as a MAJOR Star Wars fan, ABSOLUTELY NOT! This should not and cannot happen.
Imagine for a moment what it would look like to see Meryl Streep playing the role of Leia in the final installment of the Star Wars movies. Could it happen?
With CGI off the table, somebody will have to play Leia. Won't they? Could Meryl Streep pull it off? Consider this. She has played a Carrie Fisher character before in Postcards from the Edge.
Would Star Wars fans revolt if Streep was picked to portray the role of Leia? An online petition has been launched, which is gaining some buzz. Some fans want to see it happen.