No changes to The Last Jedi because of Carrie Fisher's death, says Disney CEO
No plans to change Fisher's completed footage, Iger confirms
Disney CEO Bob Iger says the upcoming Star Wars sequel has not been changed due to the death of Carrie Fisher.
Fisher completed filming her role as Princess Leia/General Organa in The Last Jedi before her death following a heart attack in December.
Fisher "appears throughout" the film and her performance "remains as it was," Iger said in an interview at a University of Southern California tech conference Thursday.
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A digitized portrayal of Fisher, who speaks just a single word, concluded the one-off film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
He added that Disney is discussing "what could be another decade and a half of Star Wars stories."
Iger's remark came on the same day Disney ended speculation that he would retire this year by extending his contract one year to 2019. He says he and Disney's board thought they needed more time to work on a succession plan.