Disney Ponders The Void Left By Carrie Fisher's Passing
Most of us knew Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia Organa in the latter episodes of the Star Wars saga. Of course she was also a successful writer, script doctor, a Mom and a mental health advocate, among other things.
After the shock of her sudden passing, the folks at Disney are now facing a serious problem in how to handle her death in terms of the very lucrative Star Wars franchise.
Principal photography is reportedly completed for Episode VIII, the follow-up to The Force Wakens, and Leia was also due to be a (possibly major) part of Episode IX (which is still being written).
Disney is trying to figure out how to handle scenes that were planned for her in the upcoming Episode 8 and Episode 9.
The Hollywood Reporter says filmmakers and high-level execs are currently weighing their options with regards to how Fisher will or won't be portrayed on-screen, with Episode 9 director Colin Trevorrow set to meet with Lucasfilm on January 10.Games Radar