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?”