Disney CEO Bob Iger during a talk at Santa Monica has spilled out spoilers for all the upcoming star wars films. He has also talked about what is in store for late Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill in Star Wars: Episode 8.
The most anticipated film Star Wars: Episode 8 has started creating a buzz on social media. With the death of Carrie Fisher in late December last year, fans are curious about her role. Many think that she is going to be re-created as CGI. But recently Iger has declined this possibility. Read to know more.
Disney CEO Talks About Carrie Fisher, Luke Skywalker
Star wars fame Fisher is going to play a major role in Star Wars: Episode 8. She passed away last year but has finished her work on the film. Iger says about the sad demise of Fisher that they had to deal with the tragedy at the end of 2016.
Clearing the doubts of fans, he further adds, “Carrie appears throughout VIII.” He continues, “Her performance remains as it is in VIII,” reports Independent. That being said, Fisher’s performance is not going to change in Star Wars: Episode 8. And she will not be re-recreated digitally as seen in the standalone film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
On the other hand, Iger has also revealed some details about Hamill’s character Luke Skywalker. He says that he has a big role in episode 8 and will do “a lot of talking.” Fans will remember that Star Wars: The Force Awakens has seen Hamill in a tiny role. It did not even include a line from Luke. But the upcoming film is likely to show him playing a major role.
Rumors About Portrayal Of Carrie Fisher
Speculations are rife that late Fisher in Star Wars: Episode 8 might be re-created by CGI. There have been also rumors of reshoots done for the second installment of the star wars trilogy. Mike Zeroh, the star wars expert, in his previous videos has talked about these re-shoots. He has revealed the possibility that this might be to adjust Fisher’s character in the film and to set the base for Episode 9.
But now, the doubts are cleared away by Iger. Fans will not miss watching Fisher’s acting as her scenes are not deleted or re-created. This might be their way to pay her the final tribute on-screen.
Iger Talks About Star Wars: Episode 10
Iger says, “When we bought Lucasfilm,” he continues, “we were going to make three films — Episodes VII, VIII, and IX,” reports News.com.au. The report also adds that Iger has confirmed that talks are going on about which films of star wars will happen after the release of Star Wars: Episode 9. He has suggested that this might take another decade-and-a-half of Star Wars stories.
From Iger’s response, one can say that it may not be a surprise if star wars come up with Star Wars: Episode 10. But this all depends upon the popularity and the storyline of Episode 9.
Meanwhile, here is the official chronology of star wars films coming up in the future. They are Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017), Untitled Han Solo Anthology film (2018), Star Wars: Episode 9 (2019) and another anthology film is expected to come out in 2020.
Iger Spills Details On Untitled Han Solo Movie
The next anthology film coming up in star wars film franchise is called Untitled Han Solo Movie. This movie is directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. As revealed earlier, this film will focus on Han Solo and his partnership with Chewbacca. Iger says that is will “….show him (Han Solo) finding the Falcon, meeting Chewbacca, and getting his name,” as per aforementioned source.
The film’s star cast includes Alden Ehrenreich (Han Solo), Woody Harrelson (Han Solo’s mentor), Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Joonas Suotamo. The movie is slated to release on May 25, 2018.
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