Before I continue, let me just say that if you do not want to read any potential spoilers from The Force Awakens, stop reading now.
So, some of the most recent rumors regarding The Force Awakens deal with the relationship between Han and Leia. According to recent reports, Leia has become a queen and still is in an authoritative position in the Rebel Alliance. Han and Chewbacca have gone off on their own, and Leia and Han are estranged; in fact, the scene in the film in which they first meet again is described as "awkward". Despite this, their previous love-hate relationship continues; however, several rumors have suggested that Han Solo will die in The Force Awakens at the hands of Kylo Ren. (In fact, it was reported that Han's last words to Leia were promising her that he would be right back before going to confront Kylo Ren.)
Now, I have to ask... What do you guys think about this? The whole idea of them being estranged after the events of Return of the Jedi? Return of the Jedi gave fans the ending that they had wanted, and most people assumed that after the film, Leia and Han were wed. True, nothing ever specifically says that (other than Expanded Universe stuff, which is no longer considered canon), but that's what everyone wanted to happen. The fact that Leia and Han completely lost contact with each other and the whole group just split up after Return of the Jedi is somewhat unrealistic considering the events of Return of the Jedi and the fact that they all changed each other in that regard (Han's romance with Leia and friendship with Luke influenced his decision to stay with the Rebel Alliance). I mean... Am I the only one disappointed by this rumor and praying to God it's not true? I know that they're trying to eliminate the Original Trilogy characters and make way for the new characters (they're using the Original Trilogy characters to make the transition into the Sequel Trilogy with only the new characters), but still... At the same time, they do kind of have a duty to the fans, and none of the fans want Han and Leia to have an end like that; even if they are estranged at first, they do end up falling back in love, and the film creators have to understand that by ending that with the potential death of Han Solo, they will be disappointing A LOT of fans who have been waiting since Return of the Jedi to see another film with these characters. Does anyone else agree with me on this? What are your thoughts?