A Great Disturbance in the Force- How will Carrie Fisher’s Death Affect the Star Wars Films? On December 27th, a disturbance in the Force occurred. Star Wars star, better known as Princess Leia, Carrie Fisher, died due to a cardiac arrest.

How Will the Star Wars Films be Affected Because of her Death?

Carrie Fisher with Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamil) and Han Solo (Harrison Ford)

Princess Leia (played by Carrie Fisher), was set to appear in the upcoming Star Wars movies. However, this is now impossible, due to her death on December 27th. According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Leia is set to appear in the next two Star Wars films".

"Insiders tell The Hollywood Reporter that at least two key scenes are planned for Episode VIII (Dec. 15) and Episode IX (2019): a Leia reunion with Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and a confrontation with Kylo Ren”. Ever since Fisher’s death, the directors, script, and screenplay writers have been thinking of ways to make Fisher’s death a part of the Star Wars story.

Fisher, playing one of her best roles, Princess Leia.

Carrie with her mother, Debbie Reynolds. The day after Fisher died, coincidentally, Reynolds suffered a stroke and died.

One solution that they had was to use special effects, called CGI effects. Leia would only appear in glimpses, and would be shown as her younger self.

There was also another solution that Star Wars had in mind. According to the article, “Leia could be written out and her scenes reshot, options not unheard of in the Star Wars universe”.

Whichever solution they choose, Star Wars may have a plan to help the story along because of Fisher’s death, but her death will deeply affect the upcoming Star Wars movie and the movies in the series to come.

RIP Carrie Fisher. May the Force be with you, always<3

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