As it turns out, Star Wars, Episode VIII finished filming in July of this year, so we will have a poignant tribute to her memory when seeing the next Star Wars installment, slated for December 17, 2017 next year. As website Distractify said in their article, “…writers will have until they start filming Episode IX in 2018 to figure out what Leia’s future is with the series.”
Excerpt from my Facebook post of December 27th, 2016:
This movie literally changed my life. It caused me to move to Southern California, I never would have made the wonderful, life-long friends I have today if it were not for Star Wars. Carrie Fisher was such a HUGE part of that in the fiercely independent persona of Princess Leia that became hope for me that I too could stand up to the awful direction my teenage years were spiraling in to. I have NO WORDS and the few words I have will never be enough. This is DEVASTATING.