Modern Star Wars is often criticized for relying on nostalgia to keep fans interested some have appreciated the tributes to late actress Carrie Fisher, who played Leia Organa. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker acted as an official farewell to Fisher’s Princess Leia but it looks like some ideas regarding the character were scrapped.
Princess Leia had a purple lightsaber
Adam Brockbank, a concept artist for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, reveals some artwork that details one of the movie’s flashbacks on his Instagram. The flashback in question has Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia training with their lightsabers. While Leia’s lightsaber in The Rise of Skywalker was blue, the concept art shows that it was originally going to be purple.
Hardcore fans of Star Wars know that Carrie Fisher would have wanted a purple lightsaber if Leia were to ever be a Jedi. It’s a bit odd that LucasFilm decided to make the lightsaber blue in the final product but we’ll give them the benefit of the doubt. Considering how much effort has been put into preserving Leia’s legacy in Star Wars, we’re sure they would have given her a purple lightsaber if she asked.
Fisher’s legacy as Leia lives on
While it would have been nice to see Princess Leia with a purple lightsaber, especially if it’s something that Carrie Fisher would have wanted, Disney has done an acceptable job honoring her. Fans might not have enjoyed all the focus Leia got during Obi-Wan Kenobi but it was nice seeing her relationship with the Jedi master expanded.
Leia is also a playable character in various Star Wars games like Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga and Star Wars Battlefront II. There are also rumors that Leia could get a Disney+ show, with many thinking Millie Bobby Brown will play the iconic character, though nothing concrete has been confirmed.