Carrie Fisher’s Final ‘Star Wars’ Scenes In ‘The Last Jedi’ Not To Be Changed
Scenes in the upcoming Star Wars movie, The Last Jedi, will not be changed or altered despite Carrie Fisher’s death.
Her fans were concerned that she had passed away before completing filming for her part in the next movie.
But despite fears that Disney would have to use digital recreation or even cut some of her scenes, it’s now been confirmed that, thankfully, the talented actress had filmed all her scenes before the fatal tragedy occurred last year.
Disney CEO Bob Iger has assured all Star Wars fans that the movie will not be modified and that the late actress will still appear throughout.
Talking in a conference at the University of Southern California, Iger explained,
She’s in [Episode] VIII, and we’re not changing VIII to deal with her passing. Her performance, which we’ve been really pleased with, remains as it was.
We bought Lucasfilm, we were going to make three films — Episodes VII, VIII and IX… We had to deal with tragedy at the end of 2016. Carrie appears throughout VIII. In Rogue One, we had some digital character, [but] we’re not doing that with Carrie.
The studio, who worked with Carrie for many years, made a heartfelt statement at the beginning of the year about her passing.
Carrie Fisher was, is, and always will be a part of the Lucasfilm family. She was our princess, our general, and more importantly, our friend. We are still hurting from her loss.
The Star Wars actress, best known for her portrayal as Princess Leia in the franchise, sadly passed away in December last year after suffering from a cardiac arrest on a flight from London to Los Angeles.
Just days later, her mother, Debbie Reynolds, died from a stroke at the age of 84. The mother-daughter duo had a joint memorial service in the heartbreaking weeks that followed.
Scenes of The Last Jedi were showcased to Disney shareholders at the start of March.
Fisher, in her part as General Leia Organa, is said to have a reunion with Luke Skywalker in the impending Star Wars film as well as a conflict with her on-screen son, played by Adam Driver.
The next Star Wars addition is set for release on December 15, 2017.