How Will Carrie Fisher's Death Affect Future 'Star Wars' Films?

'Star Wars' is incredibly important to Disney right now.
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Carrie Fisher first starred as Princess Leia in 1977, and the rest was galactic history. She recently appeared in the Star Wars reboot, The Force Awakens. Fisher is also scheduled to appear in the next installment of the film series and, according to various reports, her scenes had been filmed.

Variety reports Fisher was paid in the "low seven figures" for The Force Awakens. It goes without saying the Star Wars franchise is very important to Disney (DIS) - Get Report , and the death of the beloved Princess might drive away some moviegoers. Rogue One, the latest Star Wars film, was released on Dec. 16 and has already grossed more than $500 million. 

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