With the trailer release of Rogue One – A Star Wars Story a few weeks ago, and the casting process for the Young Han Solo movie underway, what was once just a very cool sounding idea has suddenly become a reality as the first in a long line of Star Wars spin-off movies are on their way. With that, we’re going to get to see stories and characters explored in the film universe that we’ve never even dreamt of before. Or maybe we have, but not realistically.
So with that being said, we here at GeekNation thought we would take this moment to create a list of five, currently unconfirmed Star Wars spin-off movies that we’d like to see on the big screen at some point in the future, as we move further and further into this now Disney-owned era of the Star Wars world.
Now, without any further ado, here we go…
5. A Seven Samurai-esque Yoda Movie
I’ve always been going back and forth in my mind, if I’d ever really want to see a Yoda movie set when he was younger, before we ever even met in him in the prequels. After thinking about it long and hard though, I’ve come to the conclusion that yes, I would definitely love to see a movie about Yoda training to be the Jedi master we know him as today… but only if done in a very specific way. I don’t want to see Yoda’s entire origin story, but what I would very much like to see, is a Yoda movie, told in the same vein as a classic Samurai story.
The idea of Yoda being a Jedi in training, forced to rescue a small village or town, by himself, would not only offer some very cool backstory to the character, but let us see him turning into the all-around bad ass that he’s most known for being. Do it better than the final fight between him and Sidious in Revenge of the Sith. Use a puppet, or mo-cap, I don’t really have a preference here. But do this movie, and do it right… Please.
Yes, it’s the movie that fans and moviegoers everywhere have been asking for since the 1980s. After The Force Awakens failed to touch on his character at all as well, it would only be fitting for one of the Star Wars anthology films to follow the infamous Boba Fett character, and explore the Bounty Hunter organization and world living in the underground streets of the universe.
Many believe that Disney and Lucasfilm are already planning this film, and that original 2018 standalone directed by Fantastic Four‘s Josh Trank was going to be this film, but was delayed to 2020 because of the studio’s issues with the filmmaker. Instead, the film was replaced by a Young Han Solo movie, and we’re going to have to wait a little longer than we had probably hoped for any word regarding this project. It’s been heavily rumored to be happening, but Disney has yet to confirm it’s existence, and until they do, I’m just gonna keep asking for it. Because honestly at this point, who wouldn’t want to see a Goodfellas, mob genre film in the Star Wars universe, centered around this beloved character? Yeah, try and tell me you didn’t get excited just thinking about it.
If there’s one aspect of the Star Wars universe that has yet to be really explored in any of the films (not counting The Clone Wars and Rebels, which touch on it well) is the history of the Sith. While this wouldn’t necessarily teach us everything that we could know about their creation and history either, a film focusing on Darth Bane and The Rule of Two would offer fans a chance to really see the history and brutality of the Sith shown well and accurately on the big screen for the first time.
It’d be one of those Star Wars movies with the potential to actually be rated R, without it feeling like a forced rating either. Seeing Darth Bane (who is considered canon thanks to The Clone Wars) become the last standing Sith Master would be an epic way to intro the story, as he then creates the long-standing rule of the Sith… there can only be two. And did I get chills from just writing that sentence alone? Yes. Yes I did.
I don’t care what you say - this is the Star Wars prequel movie that we deserve to see on the big screen. Based largely on the incredible novel by James Luceno, the exploration of the relationship between Darth Plagueis The Wise and his apprentice, Darth Sidious, is one of the most Shakespearean and intriguing stories in the entire Star Wars universe as far as I’m concerned.
Not only would a film about the duo help to set up and explain the Emperor, but it would also explain and act as a dramatic prelude to the Empire’s reign from Revenge of the Sith to Return of the Jedi. This is how Star Wars turned into the universe we most recognize it as, and we’d love to see this aspect of the story explored on the big screen.
Maybe the most desired spin-off movie by the fans, and for a damn good reason. Ewan McGregor has been long praised by moviegoers as being one of the few saving graces of the Star Wars prequels throughout the years, with his outstanding performance as a younger Obi-Wan Kenobi helping to give at least some emotional depth and heart to each of the films. In fact, I still maintain that the final confrontation on the lava shore in Revenge of the Sith is one of the best moments in the entire franchise, because of how McGregor plays it.
Unfortunately, McGregor never really got to play with the kind of material he deserved as Obi-Wan, and with over a decade of the character’s life still unexplored at the moment, while he waited on Tatooine for Luke Skywalker to grow up, there are a countless number of adventures and stories likely worth telling from that time period in Kenobi’s life. It would not only act as the correct bridge between McGregor’s interpretation and Alec Guinness’, but also allow Obi-Wan to lead his own film for a change, which is something that character has been long deserving of at this point. Which is why it’s the number one Star Wars spin-off film that we want to see.
So that does it for our list, but what about you? What other Star Wars spin-off stories and “legends” would you like to see become canon or receive the big screen treatment? Let us know in the comments below.
Meanwhile, Rogue One – A Star Wars Story is set to hit theatres on December 16th, 2016.
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