Whilst we’re all still reeling after the shocking passing of Carrie Fisher on Tuesday at the age of just 60, there’s been an update on the actress’ involvement in Star Wars: Episode VIII.
Variety is reporting that Fisher had actually already finished all of her work on Episode VIII, and it’s believed that Leia will have a far larger role in the follow-up to The Force Awakens than she did in J.J. Abrams’ 2015 movie. The outlet also adds that The Walt Disney Company and Lucasfilm will not have to address the tragic death of Fisher until Episode IX begins shooting in 2018. At the last word, Fisher’s Leia was confirmed to appear in Colin Trevorrow’s Episode IX, although we’ll have to wait and see what route Disney and Lucasfilm will take with this obviously very tender matter.
To be directed by Rian Johnson, Star Wars: Episode VIII is currently set for a December 15th, 2017 release.SHARE YOUR COMMENTS BELOW OR ON TWITTER @STARBURST_MAG
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