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