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Star Wars 8: Leia’s role is unchanged

As you know, American actress Kerry Fisher, best known for her role as Princess Leia from Star Wars, died at the age of 60 ..
In the wake of her passing, it was confirmed that Carrie Fisher had finished shooting the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi. But with reshoots reportedly happening this month, some wondered if there would be any changes to the story in regards to Leia’s role. While speaking at the Scale: The Future of the Shakespeare, California, Disney CEO Bob Iger made it clear that Star Wars: The Last Jedi will not be altered because of the actress’ passing. Here’s what the Disney CEO had to say below.
“When we bought Lucasfilm, we were going to make three films, Episodes VII, VIII and IX.” We had to deal with the tragedy at the end of 2016. Carrie throughout VIII. Remains as it is in VIII. In Rogue One, we had some digital character. “We are not doing that with Carrie.”
After Star Wars: The Last Jedi comes out, Disney will release the new spin-off. Reports surfaced that the actress still had two major scenes to shoot, which had been long in the works, which would either be featured in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, or Star Wars 9. One of these scenes was Leia’s reunion with her brother Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and another where she confronts her evil son Kylo Ren (Adam Driver).
“We’re starting to talk about what could happen after Episode 9. About what could be another decade-and-a-half of the Star Wars stories.”, Says Bob Yeager.
Back in November, LucasFilm president Kathleen Kenned hinted that, after Star Wars 9, all of the future Star Wars movies will be stand-alone spin-offs, but they are still having those discussions and nothing. While the Luke Skywalker saga will most likely come to a close with Star Wars 9. Really (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega) and Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) …

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