Leia Has a Larger Role in Episode VIII

Wednesday, 28 December 2016 - 3:58PM
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Wednesday, 28 December 2016 - 3:58PM
Leia Has a Larger Role in Episode VIII
After the heartbreaking news was announced that Carrie Fisher passed away yesterday at 60, it was also reported that she had finished filming scenes for Episode VIII. So it looks like Episode VIII will go on as planned, apparently with an expanded role for General Leia Organa.

According to Deadline, Leia has a much larger role in Episode VIII than she did for The Force Awakens, and her daughter, Billie Lourd, has more screentime as well. Let's hope that the final scenes performed by the late actress will give Leia the awesome arc she deserves.

Fisher was also expected to return for Episode IX, and it's unknown how Lucasfilm plans to deal with her death. We might not know for quite a while, since it likely depends on her character's fate in Episode VIII. And considering Lucasfilm's newfound penchant for bringing late actors back from the dead, we should be ready for anything (although we hope it's not that).

Star Wars: Episode VIII hits theaters on December 15, 2017.
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