The world was stunned yesterday when it was announced that iconic Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher passed away at the age of 60. This has left her involvement in a good many film and TV projects unresolved - including her ongoing role as Leia Organa in the Star Wars franchise.
Fisher reprises her role for the Rian Johnson sequel next year, and sources have informed Variety that her work on Star Wars: Episode VIII was completed before filming wrapped in July.
This means that Disney and Lucasfilm, who produce the Star Wars movies, will not have to address Fisher's death until Colin Trevorrow begins filming the next movie in 2018. Leia was slated to appear in that production as well.
Star Wars: Episode VIII hits theaters on December 15th, 2017.
Carrie Fisher passed away days after suffering a massive heart attack on a plane that was 15-minutes away from landing in Los Angeles. She was eventually taken to the UCLA Medical Center, and would pass away at 8:55am yesterday morning according to a family spokesperson.
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