After Carrie Fisher’s death back in December, Star Wars fans were left to wonder what Leia’s role will be in the future Star Wars movies.
Actress had finished working on Episode VIII before her death, but ever since December fans have debated on if her scenes will be altered in The Last Jedi, or will she simply be written out from the story or are they going to digitally recreate Leia for Episode IX. Lucasfilm discarded the last option earlier this year.
But now Disney’s CEO Bon Iger has come out and confirmed that her death will not change her role in Episode VIII in any way. Iger told the press at Santa Monica that:
“When we bought Lucasfilm, we were going to make three films — Episodes VII, VIII and IX. We had to deal tragedy at the end of 2016. Carrie appears throughout VIII. We are not changing VIII to deal with her passing. Her performance remains as it is in VIII. In Rogue One, we had some digital character. We are not doing that with Carrie.”
So there you have it, Leia’s role remains the same in The Last Jedi!
Iger also gave a little bit of information on what kind of role Luke Skywalker will have in Episode VIII.
Now this isn’t really anything surprising, but it is nice to hear a confirmation that Luke will have a big role in The Last Jedi.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi will hit theaters on December 15th.