Hero's quest

What If Princess Leia and Luke's Roles Were Reversed in Star Wars?

"I want to come with you to Alderaan. There's nothing for me here now. I want to learn the ways of the Force and become a Jedi like my father." Leia faced Ben, turning away from the destruction the stormtroopers had caused.

With all the controversy surrounding the changes in the Blu-ray versions of the Star Wars films, I thought I'd muck around with the story as well: What if Leia had become a Jedi, following in her father's footsteps instead of Luke and their roles were reversed? In today's world of reimagined and rebooted franchises, making a woman the central character in Star Wars would have been timely and thought-provoking.