The INSIDER Summary:
• Carrie Fisher has died at the age of 60.
• The actress was known for her iconic role in “Star Wars” as Princess Leia.
• She will be in “Star Wars: Episode VIII,” which is in post-production.
• All of Fisher’s scenes have been filmed before her death.
After suffering a heart attack, legendary actress Carrie Fisher died on Tuesday at age 60.
With the return of “Star Wars” with last year’s “The Force Awakens,” Fisher, who first gained stardom following her iconic performance as Princess Leia, found herself back in the rebooted franchise.
Luckily, Fisher’s time on the big screen isn’t over just yet. All of Fisher’s scenes have already been shot for the upcoming “Star Wars: Episode VIII.” The film recently wrapped production and is currently in post-production.
Leia, now a general, holds an important role in the current trilogy. She is the mother of Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), the villain and a major force behind the First Order. This past summer, while at “Star Wars” Celebration in London, Fisher dropped a major hint that they may have shot a scene of Han Solo’s funeral. While it was unclear whether she meant that scene would be happening, or that event had happened off screen between episodes VII and VIII, it is clear that General Leia will still be a vital part of the next film.
“Episode VIII” will be out on December 15, 2017. Whether Fisher will be involved in “Episode IX,” slated for 2019, is currently unknown.
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