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The Leia Conundrum

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' started by HothLeia, Jan 15, 2018.

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What is the best way to handle the Leia Conundrum in Episode 9?

  1. Leia is alive but elsewhere (diplomacy, in seclusion, hidden Jedi Temple, etc.)

    5 vote(s)
    7.4%
  2. Force Ghost Luke reveals more about Leia

    3 vote(s)
    4.4%
  3. Recast another actress to play Leia.

    5 vote(s)
    7.4%
  4. Leia is still alive and seen via hologram/CGI.

    2 vote(s)
    2.9%
  5. The new film is set 3-5 years in the future and Leia has already passed on well before the new film.

    19 vote(s)
    27.9%
  6. Maz Kanata fills the role Leia was intended to play.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Introduce a new older character who is alive for the duration of the film.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Begin Episode 9 with Leia's funeral

    21 vote(s)
    30.9%
  9. Leia's death is mentioned in the opening crawl.

    11 vote(s)
    16.2%
  10. Other (Comments)

    2 vote(s)
    2.9%
  1. Sparafucile

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    I'm curious, who do you think should be able to see said force ghost (Luke, Han, Leia)? Rey's only known two of them for days and though there seems to be a bond between her and Leia, until there's some explanation to delve into that, she's only known her for days too really (at least spent days with her, though with time lapse that can and probably will certainly change). Han certainly wasn't trained to be a force ghost, so that would be unprecedented.

    The only person who I think can possibly see that would be Ben/Kylo, just because of Han being his father... assuming he chooses the light. What would be neat would be if Ben does turn back good, both see Luke and Leia, but Rey only sees a shimmer and Ben gently tells her it's Han (or something to that effect). I'd be okay with this as long as they weren't Reylo at that moment.

    Probably the thing I like best about the ST is that they haven't felt the need to romanticize every thing. They've allowed friends to be friends. I hope they continue on that theme with Rey and Kylo.
     
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  2. Rogues1138

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    IN TLJ, all we got was Luke asking Chewy where's HAN? the rest was left to your interpretation. sadly, i don't think we're gonna get much more then that for Leia. according to KK, she wants to move on, new films/trilogies are being created to move away from the Skywalker saga. unless, JJ honors Leia properly i fear we won't get much for our beloved General. i feel another controversy will emerge with the last installment.
     
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  3. Trev

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    It still seems really weird to me that The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi literally happened in the span of a few days. I don’t really know what to make of the whole Force ghost thing, it’s just something I’d be curious to see them explore. It sounds a lot like Return of the Jedi, but seeing the three heroes reunited in Force ghost form at the end would be a really nice way to finally have that reunion, even though it makes zero sense for Han to be a Force ghost.

    I feel like Ben will be haunted by someone from his past, though I don’t know whether that would be Luke, Leia or Han to fill that role. That being said, I do like your idea of Luke and Leia reappearing as Force ghosts with just a shimmer there to represent Han, and I also agree about “Reylo,” just because I spent so long thinking they were related somehow that the idea of them being together still feels very strange to me, especially because Ben is so emotionally unstable and evil at this point in time.
     
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  4. Fearghas_Ajax

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    I agree. It is kinda awkward. On one hand, Since they didn't do anything for Han, would it be proper to do something for Lea. But, on the other hand, she really did pass away so I may be appropriate. On the third hand, they could do something for both of them together.
     
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