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Leia’s “Title” In Force Awakens Revealed

November 12th, 2015 by Todd Black Comments


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In you think about it, you only heard “Leia” or “Princess Leia” in the entire original Star Wars trilogy. But, with The Force Awakens coming out, and 30 years having passed since Return of the Jedi…they can’t still be calling her Princess Leia…right?

Well, according to director J.J. Abrams, she’s getting a new title, and it’s one that makes a lot of sense when you think about it:

“She’s referred to as General,” director and co-writer J.J. Abrams tells EW. “But … there’s a moment in the movie where a character sort of slips and calls her ‘Princess.’…The stakes are pretty high in the story for her, so there’s not much goofing around where Leia’s concerned, but it felt historic to have her, especially with Harrison, back in scenes together. I can only imagine the baggage that they bring to it, I’m just a fan who loves this stuff, but they’ve been living with it — and living in it — since ’77.”

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Todd Black is reader of comics, a watch of TV (a LOT of TV), and a writer of many different mediums. He's written teleplays, fan-fictions, and currently writes a comic book called Guardians ( He dreams of working at Nintendo, writing a SHAZAM! TV series, and working on Guardians for a very long time!

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