Carrie Fisher’s Work On STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII Was Complete

And it sounds like she has more to do in this one.

Yesterday, as you've all surely heard by now, Carrie Fisher passed away at the age of 60. Fisher's death is a tragic loss - for her family and friends, for fans around the world, and, indeed, for film in general - one I suspect we'll all be absorbing for some time. 

In the immediate aftermath of her passing, sources confirmed to Variety that Fisher had completed work on Rian Johnson's Star Wars: Episode VIII, which is currently working its way through post-production on the way to a December, 2017 release. A report on Deadline reiterates that confirmation, while also suggesting (quite compellingly, I might add) that Fisher will have a "larger role" to play in the film. If true, that will mark a fitting conclusion to Fisher's role in the Star Wars franchise, a mythology she played no small part in building over the years.

What this means for Episode IX is anyone's guess, but my suspicion is that Carrie Fisher - who ultimately came to look upon her time in the Star Wars universe with warmth, wit and a refreshing amount of candor - wouldn't want anyone to spend a lot of time worrying about it, particularly right now. 

Nothing further to report at this time, but we'll keep you informed as updates roll in. 

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