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Will Carrie Fisher's Death Impact 'Star Wars' Episode 8 & 9?

Will Carrie Fisher's Death Impact 'Star Wars' Episode 8 & 9?

Carrie Fisher passed away at the age of 60 years old today, and fans are already questioning how her death will impact the future of the Star Wars series, specifically Episodes VIII and IV.

The Star Wars Twitter account confirmed that Carrie and the entire cast had wrapped filming Episode VIII, and barring any reshoots or edits, she will presumably be featured as Princess Leia in the film. Episode 8 will be released in theaters on December 15, 2017.

Episode 9 is a whole different subject, as the movie has not begun production. According to the movie’s IMDB page, the film is set to start shooting this coming Spring with a 2019 release date. It is unclear how director Colin Trevorrow will address Carrie‘s passing in the film, and we’ll have to wait and see what they decide. Colin and some Star Wars actors have been mourning Carrie‘s loss since the news broke.

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  • j b

    I think that we all know that Disney is not going to kill off their golden egg character Princess Leia so what they will do is cast another older woman actress to play that character. People will complain a little bit but the movie will still break records as crazy Star Wars fans still go to see it like with the grab for money movie Rogue One.

  • Keys Jackson

    And if Mark Hamill dies and whoever else they can just replace them as easy as 1-2-3 right?. If that did ever happen they should, just for kicks, replace them all with black people. An all black cast for episode 9 and it just ends with everyone dancing.

  • Snackpants

    They have the option to handle it in a similar fashion to what they did with Peter Cushing’s scenes in Rogue One. Which I’m assuming you didn’t watch based off your brief assessment of how they’d handle it.

  • Tallaman

    The beginning of Ep 9 will feature an epic disaster in which Leia suffers a severe injury and has to be fitted with prosthetics and a mask, similar to her father, and speak with a disguised voice. This will enable Disney to carry on the Leia character.

  • Tallaman

    The beginning of Ep 9 will feature an epic disaster in which Leia suffers a severe injury and has to be fitted with prosthetics and a mask, similar to her father, and speak with a disguised voice. This will enable Disney to carry on the Leia character.

  • http://metalgear.wikia.com/wiki/FOXHOUND Shitbird Supreme

    This is how I expect them to do it as well.

  • Sprite

    Well, yeah. dazzling with robotics and hints of ‘Rogue Trooper Starlord Iron Giant.’

  • Sleabiac

    The author of this article doesn’t know Roman numerals. Episode IV has already been out for about 40 years.