Lucasfilm Started Over on STAR WARS EPISODE IX After Carrie Fisher’s Death

The passing of Carrie Fisher was something no one expected, but when we lost our princess, it was quite clear that Lucasfilm would have to make some major adjustments. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said after they mourned Fisher’s passing, the story team and filmmakers scrambled to come up with a plan to handle Fisher’s absence in Episode IX:

“Obviously, with Carrie having passed away, it shook everybody,” Kennedy says. As they tried to figure out what this meant for Leia’s continuing story, the only option was to leave their original ideas behind. “We pretty much started over,”

Fisher had finished all her scenes on The Last Jedi before her untimely death, and Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger has since said that the movie will not be changed to deal with her passing. The Last Jedi will end as it was originally planned. StarWars.com also confirmed that Lucasfilm will not digitally recreate Leia in any way. Kennedy also recently told Good Morning America: “Sadly, Carrie will not be in nine,” Kennedy said. “But we will see a lot of Carrie in eight.”

It seems pretty safe to assume that The Last Jedi will be Princess or General Leia Organa’s final appearance in the Star Wars cinematic saga. I wonder if Lucasfilm will ever let us know what they were hoping Leia’s role in Episode IX would be. Or maybe we’ll eventually get a Star Wars story standalone about a young Princess Leia, only time will tell. What do you guys think?

Kathleen Kennedy Confirms That Carrie Fisher Will Not Appear in STAR WARS: EPISODE IX

Last week Carrie Fisher‘s brother, Todd FIsher, said that Carrie would appear in Star Wars: Episode IX. He and Carrie’s daughter Billie Lourd thought:

“Yes, how do you take her out of it?’ And the answer is, you don’t. I’m not the only part in that equation, but I think the people deserve to have her. She’s owned by them.”

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Carrie Fisher’s brother says she’ll appear in Star Wars: Episode IX

When Carrie Fisher passed away late last year, there was a lot of speculation about whether or not she’d appear in some way in Star Wars: Episode IX. Her role in the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi had been completed before her death, but the next film had not yet begun shooting. Her brother Todd Fisher told The New York Daily News that he and Fisher’s daughter Billie Lourd have given Disney and Lucasfilm permission to use recent footage of Carrie Fisher in Star Wars: Episode IX.

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Lucasfilm Has No Plans to Digitally Recreate Carrie Fisher

Lucasfilm Has No Plans to Digitally Recreate Carrie Fisher

Over the last week, rumors have surfaced that Lucasfilm was in talks with the estate of Carrie Fisher to possibly digitally recreate the late actress for Star Wars: Episode IX (she had already finished filming her scenes for Star Wars: Episode VIII before her death on December 27, 2016). In a rare case, Lucasfilm has put those rumors to rest with the following official statement: Continue reading

Lucasfilm Exploring Options for Leia Character After Carrie Fisher’s Passing

Lucasfilm Exploring Options for Leia Character After Carrie Fisher's Passing

When Carrie Fisher passed away late last year, it left many Star Wars fans wondering about the involvement of her character General Leia Organa in the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VIII and Star Wars: Episode IX. It was previously reported that the actress had completed her filming for the upcoming eighth episode, but a new report from The Hollywood Reporter brings even more questions to the table. Continue reading

Star Wars Actress Carrie Fisher Passes Away at 60

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We were hoping that 2016 would not take yet another great from us, but alas, it was not meant to be. Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher has died after suffering a heart attack on Friday. She was 60 years old.
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Carrie Fisher Had Finished Filming Star Wars: Episode VIII

Carrie Fisher Had Finished Filming Star Wars: Episode VIII

Carrie Fisher’s death on Tuesday at the age of 60 has left some Star Wars fans wondering what will happen to the main saga films. Variety reports that Fisher finished her work on Star Wars: Episode VIII, coming to theaters on December 15, 2017. Because of this, the trade adds that The Walt Disney Company and Lucasfilm will not have to address Fisher’s death until Episode IX begins shooting in 2018, as Princess Leia was originally slated to appear in that production as well.
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Carrie Fisher’s Great Responses to the Slave Leia Merchandise Controversy

Not long ago a rumor surfaced that Disney and Lucasfilm would no longer make Slave Leia merchandise. It seems to have become a heavy topic of conversation among fans. Those conversations have now reached the ears of Carrie Fisher and in a couple of separate interviews, she has been asked about what she thinks of the Slave Leia merchandise controversy. She gives great outspoken responses, and she doesn’t seem to hold back on how she really feels. Continue reading