Collider Jedi Council: The Last Jedi: Will Leia Be Powerful in the Force?

On this episode of Collider Jedi Council:

Kristian Harloff, Ken Napzok and Steele Saunders discuss: More TV spots for The Last Jedi; The Last Jedi poster roundup; Daisy Ridley tells Elle magazine that she didn’t like her performance in The Force Awakens; Daisy Ridley talks again… this time about Porgs, facing Snoke, and more; John Boyega confirms royal cameos; Battlefront II fiasco; Rebels final season half way done; Padme YA novel might be on the way; Changes for Star Tours and more.





Collider’s team wants to hear from you! The Council takes on all your Twitter questions you send in @ColliderVideo with the hashtag #ColliderJediCouncil.



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7 thoughts on “Collider Jedi Council: The Last Jedi: Will Leia Be Powerful in the Force?

  • November 18, 2017 at 2:14 am

    They should have Leia with some force-abilities, but I fear that we will never see it. Han reverted back to being a smuggler in TFA, so IMO his character hadn’t continued to grow and was underused. Instead falling back on the old Han Solo for the masses. Now with Leia all we’ve see so far is the regal and fiery Princess whom’s turned into Mon Mothma.

    Leia deserves to be so much more than that.

    • November 18, 2017 at 3:47 am

      I was a bit disappointed in Leia’s lack of force power after TFA, and it made me question that had Carrie Fisher been younger/healthier, perhaps they would have made Leia a jedi too. In all fairness, as much as I love Leia, I don’t think Carrie Fisher would have pulled off a convincing jedi in TFA, sadly.

      But after reading Bloodline, it occurred to me that being a jedi would be really hard work, and hard to learn, and require immense concentration. Leia is a politician, and she has spent her life devoted to the cause, and even though the Empire is gone, there were still so many problems for her to deal with, like young politicians who have never seen war and think it will never happen again. She might well have thought that Luke would always be there to save the galaxy, so she concentrated on politics, and left the jedi stuff to Luke, and to Ben.

      But I agree – I would have loved to see ‘force-wielding’ Leia in full flight 🙂 There was a leak awhile back (hard to keep track of!) that said Leia uses the force in Episode 8 in one moment, but I guess we will have to wait and see.

      I just watched the OT again, and it struck me again how awesome Leia was, particularly in A New Hope. There was no ‘I’m a strong girl, I don’t need you to hold my hand’ attitude that I felt was really forced with Rey. She held her own against Han, Luke and Chewy, and the viewer accepts her as an equal, whereas with Rey, I felt they tried to force the ‘girl-power’ thing a bit.

      RIP Carrie Fisher, long live Princess Leia 🙂

      • November 18, 2017 at 10:38 am

        I like to imagine that, despite how busy she was, Leia would sit down with Luke every once in a while and just meditate and contemplate the Force. In these moments, Luke would impart upon his twin some new abilities that he recently learned. Though they grew increasingly busy lives, I can’t imagine they didn’t spend some of their quality time like this 🙂

        • November 18, 2017 at 8:59 pm

          Thing is its not just using the force. I would of imagined maybe some level of fall-out against force-wielders in general, with the Jedi partially to blame for the Clone Wars and maybe knowledge that the Emperor using the force being leaked.

          So if Leia is to have a mainly political role, it should also have her showing how the force can be a role for good in the galaxy.

          Personally I think the angle of fear against force-wielders should of been used more, to the point of the FO not openly using the force with someone like Kylo. Instead he could of been a more shadowy figure that the FO denied knowledge of using.

      • November 18, 2017 at 2:17 pm

        I hope you’re right about that force moment.

  • November 18, 2017 at 7:43 am

    Hopefully she doesn’t die in the movies so they can keep her alive in the EU. And we can see her training once Luke reestablished the Jedi academy.

    • November 19, 2017 at 6:43 pm

      I think she will die…. and the EU is already dead.

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