Tributes continue to pour in for Carrie Fisher following her passing on Tuesday.
The iconic actress died days after suffering a heart attack on flight from London to Los Angeles. While thoughts are with Fisher’s loved ones, many of her adoring fans are left wondering about the status of several projects she was involved in.
A source told Variety that Fisher’s work on Star Wars Episode VIII was completed and shooting wrapped in July. So Princess Leia will grace the screen one more time. She was scheduled to appear in the series’ ninth installment, which is set to begin shooting in 2018.
Carrie Fisher was a champion of mental health issues – never afraid to discuss her personal battles in order to help others. pic.twitter.com/oGwBy5B1e2
— Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) December 28, 2016
“She was Princess Leia to the world but a very special friend to all of us,” said Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. “She had an indomitable spirit, incredible wit, and a loving heart. Carrie also defined the female hero of our age over a generation ago. Her groundbreaking role as Princess Leia served as an inspiration of power and confidence for young girls everywhere.”
Fisher also completed filming and voice obligations for television shows Catastrophe and Family Guy before her death.