Published On: Thu, Jan 5th, 2017

Star Wars Episode VIII’: Carrie Fisher had finished her scenes for a ‘larger’ Leia presence

Fans learned of the sad passing of Carrie Fisher, suffering a heart attack over the holiday weekend, and died just after Christmas. Her legacy will live on as Fisher had reprised her role as General Leia for Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: Episode VIII, and it wasn’t a surprise to learn she had shot all of her scenes since principal photography wrapped back in July.

According to Deadline, Leia had a larger role in Episode VIII, although “larger” leaves a lot of room for speculation since Leia was only in a handful of scenes in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Collider notes that: “While Fisher completed her scenes for principal photography, we’re still left with the question of if she completed her ADR for the film, and we don’t know what reshoots will need to be done ahead of the picture’s release. The production will figure out a way forward, of course, and while I don’t expect any extreme measures like needing to CGI in Fisher, Disney has the considerable resources to help Johnson realize his vision.”

If the character survives Episode VIII, it will be difficult to put her in Episode IX (some may feel like the CGI Grand Moff Tarkin in Rogue One opens the door for a CGI General Leia), which would feel disrespectful for Episode IX given the recentness of Fisher’s death.


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