'Star Wars'
Carrie Fisher poses for cameras as she arrives at the European Premiere of Star Wars, The Force Awakens in Leicester Square, London, December 16, 2015. Reuters/Paul Hackett

The tragic death of Carrie Fisher at the age of 60 will not have a big impact on “Star Wars: Episode 8.” The actress reportedly completed all her obligations for the film, but some of her other projects may suffer setbacks. Many celebrities and industry veterans have paid tribute to the actress, including George Lucas.

Filming of Rian Johnson’s movie wrapped shooting in July this year and is currently in the post production phase of development. Generally major Hollywood projects go for some additional photography, filming or reshoots during this stage. However, according to a report by Variety sources familiar with the developments of the movie have revealed that Fisher (Leia) completed her obligations for this project.

A shocked fan base, which has been reeling with several celebrity deaths and bad news this year were shocked and saddened by learning that Fisher too has left this world. The actress has been a part of the franchise since the very beginning, with her portrayal of Princess Leia as a strong character in the 1977 film “A New Hope.”

While Fisher may have completed her work for “Star Wars: Episode 8,” her absence will be felt in the final movie in the new trilogy, which begins production in 2018. The writers will have to make adjustments to the storyline, and may also have to rely on CGI technology for at least a few scenes.

Lucas, who wrote and directed the 1977 movie, said in a statement that he has been friends with Fisher for most of their adult life.

“She was extremely smart; a talented actress, writer and comedienne with a very colorful personality that everyone loved. In ‘Star Wars’ she was our great and powerful princess — feisty, wise and full of hope in a role that was more difficult than most people might think. My heart and prayers are with Billie, Debbie and all Carrie’s family, friends and fans. She will be missed by all,” Lucas said.

Meanwhile, fellow cast member Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron) said that Fisher had no patience for pretence or small talk. He added that she saw through things with gritty wisdom, which comes from “hardest lessons.” He also shared a behind-the-scenes picture from the production set of “Star Wars: Episode 8.”

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