Disney Cashes In On Carrie Fisher's Death

13:33 01/03/2017 William Ngiru for movietube

Harrison Ford was injured seriously while on a set that resulted in him being in a leg cast. Moreover, Ford was involved in an airplane crash by himself after filming 'The Force Awakens', from which he left unhurt. This showed everyone including the fans that it is possible for anything to happen. Due to this, Disney was prepared for anything that could affect its’ actors’ performance as they headed to shoot a Star Wars 8 movie.

She allegedly disliked the 'bagel bun' hairstyle she wore in the original 'Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope' (1977), but she didn't say anything about it because she was afraid that director George Lucas would get angry and fire her

Carrie Fisher, a Star Wars actor, got a heart attack and died. She had been Ford’s co-star for a long time and she died just after wrapping up Star Wars 8. She died on December 27 at the age of 60 years. She got a heart failure as she was on board a flight from London to Los Angelos. She was in the UK for a publicity tour. Carrie was to be part of Star Wars 9 and her death posed a very big inconvenience. This led to one of the largest insurance claims during the lifetime of the studio. Carrie is well known for her performance as Princess Leia Organa in Star Wars. She first appeared in the film in 1977.

When Carrie Fisher asked what her favorite moment from the original Star Wars trilogy are, she replied that her favorite moments were the arguing scenes between her and Harrison Ford

It is reported that Disney will get up to $50 million in insurance claim which will be the biggest claim so far. Carrie had signed a three-film contract. Therefore Disney took the insurance just in case Carrie failed to fulfill the contract. This insurance is known as contract protection. The insurance firm paying the claim is called Lloyds of London while the firm that underwrote the insurance claim is Exceptional Risk Advisors. It is thought that Carrie’s battle with substance abuse and bipolar disorder are the major reasons that led Disney to take the policy.

Star Wars 8 had already been completed but reshoots would happen early 2017. Carrie is expected to have a greater role in this film. The film won’t change much but it is believed that Star Wars 9’s script will have to be redone. Carrie’s next movie is going to be shown as a remembrance of her great work.

Not long after she had passed, fans decided to hold a Lightsaber vigil for Carrie in Downtown Disney. A day just after Carrie passed, Debbie Reynolds, an actress, also died. A joint funeral is being planned for Debbie and Carrie. Debbie was Carrie’s mother who died at the age of 84 years.

Carrie Fisher was Daughter of Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher. her father left when she was 2 years old to marry Elizabeth Taylor

All these leads to one question; How will Disney proceed without Carrie? They will either use visual effects to put her in the movie or they will rewrite the script. This is because of episode 9, in which she was scheduled to act. Inserting an actor into a film using visual effects has been done before. It was done in Rogue One In which Peter Crushing ceased to act as Grand Moff Tarkin. 

Carrie Fisher expected to begin filming her role in Star Wars: Episode VII on March or April

It is suspected that an insurance policy like this was also taken for Mark Hamill, Carrie’s co-star. Hamill gave an interview stating that both Debbie and Carrie were determined and opinionated. He also admitted to being angry and sad because of Carrie's death.

This insurance claim will set a record for the biggest insurance claim in Disney's history.


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