And there's a bizarre connection to the new Star Wars resort hotel.
Star Wars fans have finally gotten their first look at Han Solo and Leia Organa’s wedding.
After surviving an assault on not one, but two Death Stars, Star Wars power couple Han and Leia eventually married. We met their offspring in Star Wars: The Force Awakens but have never quite managed to get a glimpse of those happier times. That is, until now.
A new book, Star Wars: The Princess and the Scoundrel, finally gives us a glimpse of Han and Leia’s wedding day.
EXCLUSIVE: Leia's wedding dress from #StarWars has been revealed.
For fans left wondering what really happened after “Return of the Jedi,” the new novel “Star Wars: The Princess and the Scoundrel” has the answer. https://t.co/KruOXqDdXZ pic.twitter.com/SF8zLjdFQd
— Variety (@Variety) August 29, 2022
“Their marriage, and the peace and prosperity it represents, are a lightning rod for all — including Imperial remnants still clinging to power,” reads the book’s synopsis. “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.”
Filling in some of the gaps between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, the new book tells the story of the iconic rebels in the aftermath of the fall of the Empire. It sounds as though marital bliss is only short-lived.
Star Wars: The Princess and the Scoundrel charts the couple’s nuptials all the way to their honeymoon on the Halcyon luxury cruise – yes, the same cruiser that features in Disney World’s Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, its $6000 a night Star Wars hotel experience.
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Whether or not the Galactic Starcruiser experience will now tie into the plotline of Han and Leia’s honeymoon remains to be seen. For now, you can read all about it in the upcoming book, with a hint of Han and Leia’s wedding revealed in an excerpt over at Variety.
“Leia wore a gown made of soft meadow green, embroidered with flowers similar to the ones bedecking the outside of the temple. It hung loose over her body, yet it wasn’t shapeless. The sides were open, giving her space to move her legs and expose the laces of her white fur boots that went all the way up to her knees. She held a bouquet of wildflowers tied with the same bit of lacing woven in her hair, and Han suspected that Leia had picked the flowers just before she’d climbed the ladder to the temple.”
Want to read more about Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser? Check out a glimpse of its lightsaber training as well as what Oscar Isaac got up to on a tour of the illustrious starcruiser.
Ryan Leston is an entertainment journalist and film critic for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter.