The passing of Carrie Fisher yesterday has been met with an outpouring of grief and appreciation for the actress. It has also led to an inevitable albeit grim question, and one that people feel awkward discussing at this point – the fate of future “Star Wars” saga films.
Fisher reprised her iconic role of now General Leia in J.J. Abrams’ “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” last year. She returned to it again for Rian Johnson’s “Star Wars: Episode VIII” and Variety reports that Fisher finished all her work on that film before her death.
It is rumored Fisher has a bigger role in the film than in “Force Awakens” which has led to understandable speculation that she would have returned for Colin Trevorrow’s Episode IX as well. As that film doesn’t begin shooting for quite a few months yet, it’s an issue that doesn’t need to be tackled until a later date.
Fisher had a recurring role on Amazon’s comedy series “Catastrophe” as the mother of Rob Delaney’s character. Fisher was on a flight returning from her work on the show in London on Friday when she suffered a heart attack. The show has completed filming its third season and has already been renewed for a fourth.