Scenes in the next “Star Wars” film shot with the late actress Carrie Fisher will remain in the movie unchanged, and the plot won’t be modified to deal with Fisher’s death, revealed Disney CEO Bob Iger.
“She’s in [Episode] VIII, and we’re not changing VIII to deal with her passing,” Iger said Thursday at a conference at the University of Southern California. “Her performance, which we’ve been really pleased with, remains as it was.”
When “we bought Lucasfilm, we were going to make three films — Episodes VII, VIII and IX,” said Iger. “We had to deal with tragedy at the end of 2016.”
Fisher, who died of a heart attack at the age of 60 in December, appears “throughout” the upcoming film, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” Iger said, according to the Los Angeles Times. Fisher had completed filming when she suffered the heart attack during a flight from London to Los Angeles.
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is scheduled to be released Dec. 15.
Carrie, watching her mother from the wings. pic.twitter.com/QWE2YnQLJD
— Martha Plimpton (@MarthaPlimpton) December 29, 2016
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