Claire Corlett

Fish Food, Fish Tanks, and More
How Carrie Fisher’s Passing Will Affect The Future Of Star Wars

How Carrie Fisher’s Passing Will Affect The Future Of Star Wars


Carrie Fisher was a whole lot more than just
Princess Leia. She was a fierce advocate for social causes,
an important voice for destigmatizing mental illness, a bang-up script doctor on many of
your favorite 1990s movies, and an incredible author. It’s not often that one person can be so talented
in so many fields, but Fisher was the exception. She lived more in her six decades than most
of us ever will in a lifetime, and we’ll never know what more she had in store for us. But as incredible as she was in all these
different ways, she’s still best known for one thing above all: her role as Leia in Star
Wars. Her tragic passing due to a heart attack will
almost certainly affect the future of Star Wars. As sad as we fans are, it’s impossible not
to ask the question that’s on all our minds: what effect might our loss of Carrie Fisher
have on Episode VIII and Episode IX? Will they change Episode VIII? Shooting on director Rian Johnson’s Star Wars:
Episode VIII actually wrapped back in July 2016, and it’s been confirmed that Fisher
had already finished her scenes for the 2017 debuting film. So, however Disney decides to address Fisher’s
passing, they have a decent bit of footage and a good chunk of time to figure it out. Productions this big usually have a tight
schedule, but as Rogue One showed us, it’s not uncommon to go back for extensive reshoots
and editing in the months leading up to release. If Disney decides to address Fisher’s passing
in a more direct way, like having General Leia be written off into retirement or die
heroically, there’s some time to tackle that. But, it might not be easy. Going full CGI As the computer-generated cameos in Rogue
One made clear, fully CGI characters can’t yet seamlessly share the screen with live
actors. Though the resurrection of Peter Cushing’s
Grand Moff Tarkin was a powerful test for how far digital effects have come, the resurrected
actor still looked a bit off when acting alongside living actors on screen. Lucasfilm knew that Tarkin had to be in Rogue
One, since he’s the commander of the Death Star, and it’d be strange for him not to be
there in some capacity. Even his limited screen time was a whole lot
of expensive work, so it’s not really feasible to try and do this for a main character in
a film. If they try to alter or add Leia scenes digitally,
it could get tricky. It’s been done before If we’re looking for a modern example for
how Fisher’s passing might be addressed on-screen, we don’t need to look further than Furious
7. To finish Paul Walker’s character’s story,
the studio used a mix of CGI and human stand-ins to narratively retire Walker’s character and
have him ride off into the sunset with his family. It’s a viable concept to apply to Episode
VIII, because Leia is obviously one of the most iconic Star Wars characters in the franchise. They’ll have to address her absence at some
point in the next couple of films. Who leads the Resistance next? Leia had become a revered Resistance leader
by the beginning of The Force Awakens. So in the wake of Fisher’s passing, who will
lead the Resistance? Star Wars now has a fair share of strong,
young heroes, and it’s not crazy to think that folks like Poe Dameron, Finn, or Rey
could eventually step into that void. Of course, Luke Skywalker is another obvious
option, considering he’ll be returning for a major role in Episode VIII. So, if they’re looking for a steady hand to
take the lead, he’d certainly be a worthy successor. How could this affect Luke and Kylo Ren’s
arcs? Any changes the producers make to Leia’s story
for the next two films will resonate with her relatives. Luke and Leia’s sibling bond was definitely
important to the script pages hidden deep inside Lucasfilm. And the big story for Leia and Han in The
Force Awakens was the effort to turn their son back from the Dark Side… which didn’t
end so well. Did Lucasfilm plan to rely on the mother-son
story between Leia and Kylo Ren? And if so, how does that story have to change
now? Could Leia’s absence change Kylo’s fate
before the new trilogy comes to an end? Could potentially losing both parents push
him to the Light? Or further into the Dark? Either way, Star Wars just won’t be the
same without Carrie Fisher. “I love you.” “I know.” Thanks for watching! Click the Looper icon to subscribe to our
YouTube channel. Plus check out all this cool stuff we know
you’ll love, too!

100 comments on “How Carrie Fisher’s Passing Will Affect The Future Of Star Wars

  1. More information has come out since we published this video. You can read more of the details here: http://www.looper.com/36186/leia-going-play-even-larger-role-star-wars-9/

  2. I have a bad feeling that Rogue One will turn out to be the last good Star Wars film and the rest will continue to be mediocre at best. CGI Leia looked like somebody cut off Fisher's face and wore it like a mask, Hannibal Lecter style, especially if you pause that scene. No CGI, please.

  3. get out, you talking about disney's most profitable franchise, they will improve the cgi technology just for this movie, remember terminator 2 bye

  4. You can't just kill her off. Leia is HUGELY important to this story. We MUST have a scene with Leia and Kylo Ren. And we MUST have a scene with Leia and Luke Skywalker. If we don't get those two scenes in this trilogy, it would be a huge disservice to her character, and a disservice to Carrie Fisher's legacy. She would want this story to be told the way it was meant to.

  5. The books have already been written…ages ago.
    So, they have 2 options…
    (1) Change the storyline enough to keep her shots in there, but not be able to keep the story exact with the books.
    (2) Get another actor to portray her, and keep the story exact. (I'd prefer against this one, because it'd ruin it to have someone else play her role…unless they could find a doppelganger lol)

    BTW: I have autographed copies of the 2 books following Episode 6. It was Han and Leia's children…they were twins. Remember the end of Episode 7, where they were trying to make you guess the relationship between the girl and Luke? Luke is her uncle. She, and the sith she killed, were twins…Leia and Han's children…..unless, of course, they decide to re-write that part.

    I'm gonna miss Carrie. She was one of my favorite actresses. I have a top 5 list for men and one for women. She's in my Top 5 for women. It's gonna be difficult to replace her. So, their best option, in my opinion, is to keep the shots they already have of her, and just find a way to make her less seen in Episode 9…but make sure the audience knows she is still there. They could possibly use some of the shots from Episode 8 (which was just filmed), for Episode 9. I don't know what they have, but I'm sure some of the scenes could be universal for both films.

  6. How about creating a movie series that doesn't have 10 year gaps between movies? Hey disney people don't live forever

  7. they can't retire General Leia, the only thing they can do is kill her off towards the end of episode 8 or immediately in episode 9

  8. The woman is dead and all this narrator cares about is the success of a Hollywood franchise. The human race is awesome ๐Ÿ‘

  9. I wish that Kilo Ren guy wouldve died so all the scenes with him in the next movies will be with his mask on, hes such a twilight wimp. (dont really wish anyone dead Im just saying)

  10. RIP CARRIE FISHER๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ข

  11. Carrie Fisher set the bar very high for future generations of actresses! She had dozens of film credits under her name, far beyond Star Wars.

  12. I saw that there was a petition going around online to have Princess Leia turned into a Disney Princess but that they usually reserve that title for animated characters. If they CGI her into the next movie where they have partial filming done maybe they would be able to count that towards their requirements.

  13. i'll be honest..New age…i wonder why we bringed her out back out o effect! As in starwars legacy! None f die! F shame! Rest in peace pricess!

  14. My Math teacher has a paper on his desk saying Rip Carrie Fisher and a Leia Vinyl Pop in a glass like case

  15. Great, Han Solo's character has been killed in the movie and Princess Leia is now 100% dead because of her passing in real life. Such a great couple, I guess they'll have someone to CGI her now. Since they CGI'd her as a young women in Rogue One.

  16. It would pretty be an impact, if Kylo ren killed her too, by accident. Like he blows up some place and she was there and he didnt know. Maybe she was there to help him or save him or whatever. Her death would be pretty sad, knowing that Luke couldnt meet her before she died. It would be also very good if she send him a last message, saying something like: 'Save him, luke. He isnt all evil, i believe that.' So luke would be the one saving him for the sake of his sister leia. They have to kill leia in some way, she moving away and living everything behind is too foolish for her character.

  17. With the new movies they planned to give the main 3 a movie in the spotlight, EP. 7 was Hans movie, EP. 8 is Luke's and EP. 9 was meant to be Leia's.

  18. Jesus, Carrie's dead and all yall can think about is how it'll affect star wars? Jesus, seems kinda insensitive to me, It's just fucking space movies.

  19. Many kids remembers Carrie Fisher because of Star Wars. The clip of the Muppet Show where Miss Piggy portrays Princess Leia can be dedication in memory of Carrie Fisher . This is for all for all the kids of the universe that are Star Wars fans.

  20. I actually believe that if they give alot of cash to Japan, and they use Hollywood's CGI, then Japan's CGI. She can be "alive" in the films.

  21. reading all your comments makes me feel proud to be a star wars fan….all your comments are respectful and thoughtful showing ur love for the star wars universe …i dont think I've ever read such a positive thread…i love you princess Leia…now…and always x

  22. I personally think its creepy as fuck and totally disrespectful bringing people back from the dead to star in films after they have died, did they ask Peter Cushing if he wanted to star in these new shit Star War films? No! Christopher Lee turned down quite a few films in his lifetime as he didn't want anything to do with them or he thought the script was too bad to be in it, what the dead don't have a choice now? they should not be allowed to do this, this is gonna get out of hand soon, show some bloody respect and let the dead rest in peace!

  23. theres no change at all, they will grab another acress and replace her if they need to, why you making stupid ass questions?

  24. I feel Disney will make Leah commit suicide after great depression of her husband's death and she was just holding it in until she couldn't anymore.

  25. "She lived more in her six decades than most of us will in a lifetime…"

    Like 60 years is not actually pretty much a lifetime.

  26. I don't think Carrie Fisher's Passing will have much overall impact on the franchise, there's just too much money to be made. Sadly for these Hollywood Big Wigs Carrie was just an Actress and nothing more. Oh Yeah They put on an act on how tragic her death was but it's about the bottom line with those Greedy Heartless Bastards.

  27. Fisher already taped her parts for episode 8 ๐Ÿ™‚ at least we will get to see the real carrie fisher one more time. She made a large impact on the world and almost every person who is currently alive in the united states lol.

  28. They digitally recreated her younger self AND Grand Moff Tarkin in Rogue One so I don't see why they can't do the same in Eps VIII and IX if need be.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *