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Star Wars: Princess Leia
Five issue miniseries
Writer: Mark Waid
Artist: Terry Dodson
Starting March 2015

Mark Waid: “Basically, the nugget of the idea I seized on is — once the Death Star is defeated, once all the adrenaline dies down, once all the medals are given out and Leia gets a chance to take a half step back — the emotional impact of losing absolutely everything you know, everything about your culture, everything about your family, all in one fell swoop. That’s something we just don’t have the time to deal with in Episode IV and V. That, I find really captivating, because that’s got to be the lowest moment in her entire life and a character is really defined by how they react in the lowest moment of their life. In this case, she has to actively choose: Will I be princess of nothing, and sort of just ride along in the Rebel Alliance and subsume myself to them, or is there a responsibility that comes with the title of Princess even though there are no subjects or royal house anymore.”

“So, our story is about Leia not long after the end of Episode IV deciding, “Well, as the princess, there are still responsibilities that fall to me, like making contact with any stray Alderaanians out there who may not know what happened. It is my job as princess to deliver the bad news. It is my job to bring those who survived by being in other places, together. It is my job to help preserve some sort of cultural heritage of my people, so that everything my planet stood for and everything my people stood for doesn’t get forgotten.” So it’s a five-issue story [arc] that takes her across the galaxy in search of others of her kind to try and pull them together. Of course, some of them are going to be suspect, because they suspect this could be some sort of weird trap by the Empire. Some of them are going to be very angry, as they rightly or wrongly blame the house of Organa for what happened. Obviously, Leia will be traveling as low profile as she possibly can. If and when the Empire gets wind of the fact that Leia is doing is this, they’re going to be very interested themselves in what she’s doing, what she thinks she’s doing, and what information there is to be mined from these people.”

Source: StarWars.com
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Out of curiosity, does she look like any of the announced cast of the upcoming film? I can't recall, off hand, and ask because I remember a rumour that there was going to be a flashback or two, surrounding young Leia. Since this comic Leia looks nothing like Carrie Fisher, I thought they might have based the face off of the actor who'll be playing her in a flashback (if such a thing were to be real).
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According to rumor, Billie Lourd is going to be Princess Leia is some flashback scenes. Billie Lourd is also Carrie Fisher's daughter. Here's what she looks like.

http://static.squarespace.com/static/53323bb4e4b0cebc6a28ffa2/t/53adda5de4b0575415ce01ee/1403902564882/
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Hmm. Lourd does look a bit like the comic around the eyes. And though I can't tell from that picture (how dare she smile?!) looking at other pictures of her (like this:
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), she does look quite similar around the mouth. I'm liking my personal theory more and more Very Happy .
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Psyched for this, Mark Waid is a fantastic writer.
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