Sources told THR that a "fresh set of eyes was needed" for the script. However, the extent of the rewrites or changes is not clear. The prequel trilogy might have expanded on the concept of the Stormtroopers' origins, revealing the creation of Clone troopers, but Finn's persistence that fighting for a cause he didn't believe in created an incredibly compelling new character with a rich backstory. That's the beauty of it: "She lives forever in a sense". But we trust these filmmakers will figure it out in the five months before the film's release.
'It was a strange, strange feeling. Thorne has also written for shows like The Fades and The Cast-Offs, penning an adaptation of His Dark Materials for BBC One as well.
Boyega said though Fisher is no longer in the films, she and her character are not necessarily wiped from the future of Star Wars. "We worked together closely on this", he said, adding, "We really enjoyed each other's company".
'Because Harrison was front and center on VII, and Mark is front and center on VIII. And honestly, it's just not fair.
That said, the eighth instalment of the series Star Wars: The Last Jedi will premier December 15, 2017.
Carrie Fisher poses for cameras as she arrives at the European Premiere of 'Star Wars, The Force Awakens' in Leicester Square, London December 16, 2015.
Lucasfilm is doing some behind the scenes shuffling. These things will be covered in the next film.
So how can fans expect to feel about Fisher in The Last Jedi? Trevorrow and writing partner Derek Connolly had recently submitted a draft based off Rian Johnson's treatment for Episode IX, but it now looks like Thorne will be joining the writing team.
'Wait until you see her in The Last Jedi, ' Hamill said. Calm down, deep breaths, everything is going to be okay.