Carrie Fisher Had Completed Filming On ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’

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While the world mourns the loss of Carrie Fisher, one fact remains, she was working on Star Wars: Episode VIII. An official from Lucasfilm spoke with TMZ and said that Fisher was “absolutely wrapped” on the project.

Carrie Fisher has died at the age of 60. Fisher was best known for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars franchise. Fisher was only 19 years old when she joined the cast of Star Wars: A New Hope. Ever since she has become an icon of the entertainment community.

Family spokesman Simon Halls released the following statement on behalf of Fisher’s daughter (via People):

“It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning.

She suffered a massive heart attack while on board a flight from London heading to Los Angeles.

According to the official Star Wars Twitter, production on the project wrapped back in July. At this point, it’s not clear if Fisher was going to be involved in the next film in this new trilogy.

Star Wars: Episode VII hits theaters on December 15th, 2017.

This story is developing.

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Source: TMZ

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  • Vegas82

    Gotta wonder how they’re going to deal with this, assuming her character didn’t already die in Episode VIII. I just hope they don’t do that weird digital puppet version ala Rogue One. It was my biggest issue with the film.

    • AmazingSpiderHam

      They will if she is still in the film.

    • Nick Farina

      I think it depends on the character’s arch. She wrapped on VIII, but if the her story arch was going to carry over into IX, they have a full year to work some editing magic to explain her absence in the 3rd film. Might lead to some minor re-shoots too. If Leia’s story ends in VIII, perhaps with a death, nothing likely will change.

    • Paul K. Sulkowski

      It depends on the her story arc. She had already wrapped so, this film may not need any changes. However, the next one after that might involve doing a star trek (the more reasonable side). Princess/ General Lea might actually live into the following film. However, they could write it using unused footage and put it on a video screen for her talking or have Finn or someone else act as her messenger with a message described.

  • NostradennASS

    So disrespectful. Chelsea is pure trash.