In an interview with ABC News, actor John Boyega (who returns to his role as Finn in Star Wars: The Last Jedi) has revealed that the film will “send her off in an amazing, amazing away.” We’ve known that Fisher had already finished filming all of her scenes for The Last Jedi, and was expected to return for Episode IX.
Despite the latter not being the case anymore, it is good to hear that Fisher will be remembered so gracefully. As Boyega, she will be “kept alive in this franchise. That’s the beauty of it – she lives forever in a sense.” In the hearts of so many fans around the world, she will indeed live forever. And though seeing her on screen after her untimely death will be difficult for some, it is something fans can look forward to.
Apparently Boyega worked quite closely Fisher, and we should expect to see the two of them spending a lot of screen time together. When Fisher’s death came, it was hard hit for everyone, “I felt like everyone in the cast went silent for a bit after that” and “it was a strange, strange feeling.”
All that aside, the “amazing” send off was not necessarily done on purpose, as Disney head Bob Iger stated, “we’re not changing it to deal with her passing.” It being the film itself and all of the performance they captured “which we’re really pleased with,” before her death. In line with that thought, Fisher will not be appearing in Episode IX in CGI form as they did with Grand Moff Tarkin in Rogue One.
Directed Rian Johnson, The Last Jedi will star Daisy Ridley, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, and Andy Serkis. Some of which will be reprising their roles from Force Awakens.
The Last Jedi is set to hit theaters in December.
Source: ABC News