Carrie Fisher will never truly leave us, not while her work still exists and her stories are still being told. While her death is devastating, there is still at least one more performance to discover — and probably more hilarious wisdom to come. That said, Carrie Fisher's final on-screen performance will be in Star War: Episode VIII. Though the actress, writer, and mental health advocate is remembered for far more than one iconic role, it is sweet and fitting that her last screen appearance will be as Leia.
Since The Force Awakens, Fisher also guest-starred on Girlfriends' Guide To Divorce and Family Guy. Fisher will be seen posthumously on the small screen in upcoming episodes of Catastrophe as well. She was slated to appear in Vlad Marasavin's film Wonderwell, which started shooting this month in Italy. The status of that role is unknown at this time.
While the film won't be released for almost another full year, Star Wars: Episode VIII wrapped filming in July. The next installment in the saga is now in post-production and Fisher will appear in it as General Organa. So this won't be like how Phillip Seymour Hoffman was posthumously added to Mockingjay Part 2 using digital technology — though, oddly enough, Star Wars fans were already introduced to a CGI version of young Carrie Fisher in Rogue One. That won't be necessary for the General.
The months between now and the release of Episode VIII were already hard enough for Star Wars fans, and now this film holds a much more important weight. Perhaps more of Fisher's unpublished work will come to light in the coming months. No matter what, the role that made a princess and a general out of an inspirational actor and writer is a fitting way to say goodbye.