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Disney CEO: 'Last Jedi' not changed due to Fisher's death

Associated Press logo Associated Press 3/24/2017
FILE - This April 7, 2011, file photo, shows Carrie Fisher at the 2011 NewNowNext Awards in Los Angeles. Disney CEO Bob Iger said on March 23, 2017, that Fisher's performance as Princess Leia in "The Last Jedi" remains unchanged. Fisher completed filming her role as Princess Leia in “The Last Jedi” before her death following a heart attack in December. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File) © The Associated Press FILE - This April 7, 2011, file photo, shows Carrie Fisher at the 2011 NewNowNext Awards in Los Angeles. Disney CEO Bob Iger said on March 23, 2017, that Fisher's performance as Princess Leia in "The Last Jedi" remains unchanged. Fisher completed filming her role as Princess Leia in “The Last Jedi” before her death following a heart attack in December. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Disney CEO Bob Iger says the upcoming "Star Wars" sequel has not been changed due to the death of Carrie Fisher.

FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, file photo, Bob Iger, chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, poses in a conference room before speaking to members of the media about bringing NFL football back to the Los Angeles area, in Burbank, Calif. On Thursday, March 23, 2017, The Walt Disney Co. announced that Iger is getting a one-year contract extension, to July 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, file photo, Bob Iger, chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, poses in a conference room before speaking to members of the media about bringing NFL football back to the Los Angeles area, in Burbank, Calif. On Thursday, March 23, 2017, The Walt Disney Co. announced that Iger is getting a one-year contract extension, to July 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Fisher completed filming her role as Princess Leia in "The Last Jedi" before her death following a heart attack in December.

FILE - In this Thursday, June 16, 2016, file photo, Disney CEO Bob Iger poses for selfies with visitors on the opening day of the Disney Resort in Shanghai, China. On Thursday, March 23, 2017, The Walt Disney Co. announced that Iger is getting a one-year contract extension, to July 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Thursday, June 16, 2016, file photo, Disney CEO Bob Iger poses for selfies with visitors on the opening day of the Disney Resort in Shanghai, China. On Thursday, March 23, 2017, The Walt Disney Co. announced that Iger is getting a one-year contract extension, to July 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

Iger said in an interview at a University of Southern California tech conference Thursday that Fisher "appears throughout" the film and her performance "remains as it was."

Iger says Disney is discussing "what could be another decade and a half of Star Wars stories."

Iger's remark came on the same day Disney ended speculation that he would retire this year by extending his contract one year to 2019. He says he and Disney's board thought they needed more time to work on a succession plan.

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