With the sudden death of Carrie Fisher, fans now worry how will be her stint in the upcoming "Star Wars Episode 8: The Last Jedi" will be delivered. But the Disney film's boss Bob Iger insisted that the next installment of the movie franchise will not be changed to conform to her demise.
"We're not changing 'eight' to deal with her passing," Iger told the University of Southern California conference. In fact, he revealed that Carrie Fisher will be seen in the entire "Star Wars Episode 8: The Last Jedi." He also explained that the late actress' image wouldn't be digitalized using special effects.
"Her performance, which we're really pleased with, remains as it was," Iger added, per Mirror Online. He even used "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" as an example where the late Peter Cushing's appearance is "digitally created." But, he is firmed that they will never do it to Carrie Fisher's character in "Star Wars Episode 8: The Last Jedi."
Moreover, Iger also narrated that when they bought Lucasfilm, they are set to make three "Star Wars" movies, the Episodes VII, VIII and IX. They know that they have to deal with Carrie Fisher's unexpected death in 2016. However, she will still appear throughout "Star Wars Episode 8: The Last Jedi."
Hence, according to NME, Disney has yet to reveal how it is going to deal with Carrie Fisher's in the next "Star Wars Episode 9." It has been said that the daughter of the late Debbie Reynolds has a significant role in the next movie, but she didn't make it to the film's production after "Star Wars Episode 8: The Last Jedi."
To recall, Carrie Fisher, who has been famous as Princess Leia in the "Star Wars" franchise, died through a heart attack in December 2016 at the age of 60. "Star Wars Episode 8: The Last Jedi" will be released on Dec. 15, 2017.