It was a sad day when Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher passed away in 2016. Not only did the world lose a fantastic person, but an icon and brilliant actress as well. Her loss also shifted Star Wars in a new direction, as her major role in Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker had to be completely reworked—fans had basically seen the last of Leia Organa.
Thankfully, Lucasfilm has found ways to keep Fisher’s spirit alive and find new avenues to tell her character’s story. One of the biggest examples of that is how Leia, as a child, had a key role in the Disney+ series Obi-Wan Kenobi.
More recently, another tale of the iconic princess has been released: a book titled The Princess and the Scoundrel. The story focuses on Leia and Han’s big wedding, an integral moment in the two’s life—one that never made it on screen in the original trilogy.
As exciting as it is to be able to read the adventures the dynamic duo got up to, thanks to some new artwork, fans can also see what she looked like on the big day.
Leia's Wedding Dress Revealed
The dress is in a stunning natural green, with golden trims and floral accessories in her hair.
From the back, fans can see some unique floral detailing going from the bottom of the gown to the center of her back.
A new synopsis for the book was released alongside the photos, which teases how their union acts as "a lightning rod for all," one that makes it "abundantly clear... [that] the war is not over:"
“Their marriage, and the peace and prosperity it represents, are a lightning rod for all — including Imperial remnants still clinging to power. Facing their most desperate hour, the soldiers of the Empire have dispersed across the galaxy, retrenching on isolated planets vulnerable to their influence. As the Halcyon travels from world to world, one thing becomes abundantly clear: The war is not over. But as danger draws closer, Han and Leia find that they fight their best battles not alone, but as husband and wife.”
For those who'd like to read a preview of what's included in the book, feel free to head over to Variety to read the snippet.
The Story of Leia and Han
This isn’t the first time that the story of Han and Leia’s story has been told. It first happened within the pages of The Dark Prophets, a now non-canon book released in 1993.
There are also rumors that the event was originally meant to be the ending of Return of the Jedi and how scenes were even shot and not used.
As for the newly revealed wedding dress, it is undeniably beautiful and fits the character perfectly. It also makes for a fantastic look for a ceremony held on Endor. It’s a shame it’ll likely never see live-action.
When it comes to the rest of the newly released book, it’s an interesting choice to have the two honeymoon on Halcyon—the ridiculously expensive luxury multiple-night experience at Disney World. While it’s corporate synergy at its finest, hopefully, the choices led to some good stories; maybe they’ll also influence the real-life attraction as well.
The Princess and the Scoundrel is now available to buy where books are sold.