Enlarge / Actors Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher speak onstage during Star Wars Celebration on April 16, 2015 in Anaheim, California. (credit: Getty Images / Jesse Grant)

Spoiler warning: This article makes educated guesses about future Star Wars films, including casting decisions, and makes references to plot points in the mainline Star Wars films (meaning, not Rogue One).

With Tuesday's tragic passing of actor and writer Carrie Fisher came a major question from fans of the Star Wars series: what will happen to the ongoing trilogy films, which (so far) feature both the original trilogy characters of Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa Solo?

Reports from Variety and Deadline have confirmed that filming of Fisher's performance in the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VIII film wrapped earlier this year, with both articles citing unnamed sources. Deadline's report goes one further by indicating that Leia has a "larger role" in the upcoming film, and while it also mentions Fisher's real-life daughter, Billie Lourd, appearing in Episode VIII, there's no indication of how much screen time Lourd will receive or whether she and Fisher will interact meaningfully in the film. (Lourd appeared ever-so-briefly in The Force Awakens, but she has teased a larger appearance in a future film.)

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