Star Wars 9: Lucasfilm ‘Started Over’ After Carrie Fisher’s Death

Carrie Fisher as Leia in Star Wars The Force Awakens

Lucasfilm had to “start over” on Star Wars Episode IX following the death of Carrie Fisher. The movie community was shaken in late 2016 by the untimely loss of the actress and script doctor, aged just 60. An unexpected tragedy, once the shock of Fisher’s passing had worn off thoughts slowly moved to the future of the character she’d made so iconic, Leia Organa.

It emerged that the actress had filmed all of her scenes as General Leia for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but the question remained of how she’d be used in Colin Trevorrow’s trilogy-ender – the prospect of CGI …

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