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Carrie Fisher finished filming ‘Episode VIII’ before her death
We’ll get to see Leia one last time.
Carrie Fisher’s death has shocked the world, but before she passed she left us with one final, bittersweet performance from her most famous character.
Fisher’s appearance as General Leia Organa in Episode VIII isn’t a surprise. She, Mark Hamill, and Harrison Ford all reprised their roles from the original Star Wars trilogy in The Force Awakens, and as the face of the Resistance, Leia had a formidable presence among the new characters and old favorites alike—and Episode VIII seemed to poised to expand it, particularly in the wake of one of The Force Awakens’ most heart-wrenching moments.
It’s unclear just what Lucasfilm will do about Episode IX, which Fisher was also supposed to appear in. Deadline’s sources have said Leia was supposed to appear in the film, but production won’t start shooting for another year.
In the wake of a recent New York Times interview that was published shortly before the announcement of Fisher’s death, some fans are concerned that Lucasfilm may use the CGI technology that brought Peter Cushing back to life in Rogue One to resurrect an older Fisher for future Star Wars installments; a younger, CGI version of Fisher’s Leia makes a cameo in the film.
However, John Knoll, the chief creative officer at Industrial Light & Magic and a Rogue One visual effects supervisor credited with creating the story for Rogue One, addressed the criticism that Cushing’s appearance would open to door to other deceased actors being resurrected digitally in film and called the process “extremely labor-intensive and expensive.”
“I don’t imagine that happening,” Knoll told the New York Times Tuesday. “This was done for very solid and defendable story reasons. This is a character that is very important to telling this kind of story.”
H/T The Mary Sue
Michelle Jaworski is a staff writer and the resident Game of Thrones expert at the Daily Dot. She covers entertainment, geek culture, and pop culture and has brought her knowledge to conventions like Con of Thrones. She is based in New Jersey.