The producers of Star Wars just opened up about the future of the movies since Carrie Fisher’s death. This is so sad.
It was just over a week ago that the legendary actress Carrie Fisher passed away and the world is still mourning. Carrie was best known for her role in the Star Wars films as the beautiful Princess Leia and there was truly no one like her.
Now, according to The Hollywood Reporter Star Wars executives and creators are planning to meet to discuss the roles of Princess Leia in Episode VIII and IX. Apparently Princess Leia was supposed to be playing a pretty large role in the upcoming films, and now that Fisher has passed they have to change everything.
Two of the biggest scenes from the films have been released and fans are freaking out about them. Now it is even more heartbreaking to say goodbye to the one and only Princess Leia. Two of the main scenes include a reunion with Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and a confrontation with Kylo Ren (Adam Driver).
Rolling Stone reported that sometime this week Rian Johnson, who directed Episode VIII, will be meeting with Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and several others to discuss their options for the trilogy now that Fisher is gone.
“While Johnson finished shooting Episode VIII last August, a start date for Episode IX has yet to be announced, and it’s unclear how far along Colin Trevorrow (who will also direct) and Derek Connolly are with the script.”
Although Fisher has left us, they have several different options available to continue with the trilogy. Some are to rewrite the script and write Leia out of the movie and reshooting the scenes and some are a little more intense than that.
The other option the producers are looking into is the CGI option. The CGI option will allow them to “alter sequences or let Leia appear partially in the next movie.” One example of this is in “Furious 7” where the producers added Paul Walker to several scenes after he had already passed away.
An Oscar-winning VFX supervisor known as Michael Fink, spoke about the CGI option stating that although it has worked some there have been successes but not full performances. And of course, it’s not just about the movies. He also doesn’t believe that it is ethical for them to use the CGI option.
“so far, we have seen moments of success but not full performances…Should we create additional roles for Princess Leia? I don’t think so.”
This is so sad….RIP Princess Leia.