Walt Disney Company is set to make $50 million for the death of Carrie Fisher.
Disney, the rights owner of the Star Wars franchise, took out an insurance policy on Fisher for “contract protection” in the event she would be unable to fulfill the contact to appear in all three Star Wars films (Episodes VII, VIII, and IX).
As per Insurance Insider, this would be the largest single personal accident injury claim ever paid out.
No word if other actors, such as Mark Hamill, had a similar policy taken out on behalf of Disney for the movie series.
As the principal filming for Episode VIII has already completed and Fisher’s role already done, the script writers will need to update the plot for Episode IX. Or, the producers may use some complex CGI or digital imaging to insert Fisher’s appearance into the movie.