Carrie Fisher filmed scenes for Star Wars Episode 8 prior to her death

Scified.com
News
Scified2016-12-28 15:44:44https://www.scified.com/articles/carrie-fisher-filmed-scenes-star-wars-episode-8-prior-her-death-24.jpg
Scified
Written by Chris5,054 Reads2 Comments2016-12-28 15:44:44

Star Wars Episode 8 will still feature scenes involving Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa. Prior to her extremely  unfortunate death, Fisher had already completed filming her scenes for the next episodic Stars Wars entry, the currently untitled Stars Wars Episode VIII.

The fate of her character in Star Wars remains a mystery, however. As far as we know, reshoots for Episode 8 to reflect the current circumstances are extremely unlikely which means it will be up to Episode 9 to determine what becomes of our beloved Leia. Will she be re-cast, given an end off-screen or rendered through CGI? Obviously, it's too soon to tell. But as we learn more we'll be sure to keep you posted.

Source: Variety

More Star Wars News & Articles

2 Comments

Durp004

MemberInitiateDec-29-2016 4:33 AM

I know Rogue One showed us it's possible to recreate dead actors with CG, but recreating Peter Cushing when he's been dead for over a decade didn't really have the pull of potentially recreating a recently deceased actor or actress.

 

It just seems like bad taste to do it so early, but no one else could really fill the shoes of Carrie Fisher.

They're definitely in a hard spot characterwise, not sure what I want from them as I don't think it's likely Leia was ever meant to be killed off. It seemed like she was set up to be the next Mon Mothma.

Chris

AdminAtmanDec-29-2016 11:41 PM

Agreed, although I don't see the difference between recreating a deceased character using CG who's been dead for a while vs. recently. Does doing so act as homage to their legacy? Personally that's how I view it. I loved seeing the recreations in Rogue One, it made the film feel so real and so "right" for where it's set and [SPOILER]

...

...

Seeing CGI Leia in Rogue One after hearing of Fisher's death made me appreciate it even more. So, I have no issue if they CGI Leia in Episode 9. I would rather that than have her legacy ended off-screen in some verbal recollection.

Add A Comment
Sign In Required
Sign in using your Scified Account to access this feature!
Email
Password
Visitor Comments
Latest Images
All Fandoms
Sci-Fi Movies All Fandoms
Alien & Predator Alien & Predator Fandom
Godzilla & Kaiju Godzilla & Kaiju Fandom
Jurassic Park / World Jurassic Park Fandom
Marvel & DC Marvel & DC Fandom
Star Wars Star Wars Fandom
Latest Features
Get Tickets for Alien: Romulus! Updated 2024-07-11 12:11:21
Alien: Romulus Movie Trailers Updated 2024-07-11 11:25:23
Alien: Romulus Spoilers Updated 2024-07-07 18:01:48
Everything we know about Alien: Romulus Updated 2024-06-15 10:35:44
Recently Active Forums
Alien: Romulus
Alien: Romulus Discuss the new Fede Alvarez Alien movie here
Jurassic World 4
Jurassic World 4 Discuss the new Jurassic World film by Gareth Edwards!
Alien: Covenant
Alien: Covenant Discuss the Prometheus Sequel, Alien: Covenant
Godzilla
Godzilla Talk all things Godzilla, Pacific Rim, Gamera & more here
Hot Forum Topics
New Forum Topics
Highest Forum Ranks Unlocked
Chris
Chris » Atman
50% To Next Rank
Svanya
Svanya » 2K
87% To Next Rank
Dark Nebula
Dark Nebula » Conversationalist
90% To Next Rank
Ultrazero80
Ultrazero80 » Contributor
93% To Next Rank
Qubism
Qubism » Initiate
25% To Next Rank
Latest Activity
Scified Community Stats
Scified hosts a network of online communities containing 405,134 posts by 48,143 members (7 are online now). The Alien: Romulus Forum is the most recently active forum. The latest Forum topic added was: Alien: Romulus gets a retro-style VHS tape special!
VIPWhat are VIP?AdminModeratorSpecial TitleMember

Scified is an entertainment website and media network offering scoops and reporting on the most popular, upcoming science fiction movies, games and television. All content is property of Scified.com unless otherwise stated. Images and titles of content we promote, discuss, review or report are property of their respective owners. Scified is independantly owned and operated by a team of dedicated sci-fi movie fans, who strive to provide the best information and community experience for other like-minded sci-fi movie enthusiasts.

© 2024 Scified.com
Sign in
Use your Scified Account to sign in


Log in to view your personalized notifications across Scified!

Transport To Communities
Alien Hosted Community
Cloverfield Hosted Community
Godzilla Hosted Community
Jurassic World Hosted Community
Predator Hosted Community
Aliens vs. Predator Hosted Community
Latest Activity
Forums
Search Scified
Trending Articles
Information Resources
Blogs & Editorials
Featured Forum Discussions
Forums & Community
Sci-Fi Movies
Help & Info