The Mirrorball Man wrote:
I'm not sure Leia is the right character for that. I wouldn't mind seeing a romance between two young Jedi, or between a Jedi and a dark side user.
There's fanfic for that. If one wants to make money off Star Wars, using the characters that people know and love is a good starting point.
I agree, I'm just not sure that Leia really fits for the tone of a romcom. What was she in A New Hope, 20? She didn't seem like she had much time for romance...and even if she did I don't think a romance in the rebellion would be able to be a romcom. It would have to be more of a romantic drama. Unless you set it when she's 16/17, but that depends on how long she's been a part of the rebellion.
A romantic drama makes more sense to me, and it could end with her joining the rebellion. The only other option is to set it post-Jedi which either means splitting her and Han up or killing Han off.