4 Star Wars characters who deserve their own movies
It’s hard to believe it’s already been almost 3 years since Disney acquired Lucasfilm and announced that it was going to start pumping out Star Wars films with Marvelesque regularity. They let it be known very early on that this would mean stand-alone origin stories for some of our favorite characters from the original trilogy. This set the internet a-buzz with theories and requests on which characters are most deserving of this treatment. Well we’re a little older now, maybe not much wiser, but at least we know who we’ll be getting origin stories for in the next few years: Boba Fett and Han Solo. As fan favorites with previous adventures alluded to but never shown, these were obvious choices. So now that we have those out of the way, who’s next?
This one is almost another foregone conclusion. After Fett and Solo, Yoda would be the most obvious character to get his own film. He had approximately 900 years of being a Jedi Master before he was “introduced” to us in Episode I (but really Episode V). Yoda’s history is practically a blank slate in which writers could compose an entire anthology of its own. We all want to know who trained Yoda and his secret to living such a long life, but a stand-alone film would answer the most important question of all: was he always that short, or did he shrink with old age?
When it was announced that most of the original characters were returning for Episode VII: The Force Awakens, the question on many of our minds was ‘Where’s Lando?’ The guy may have flirted with Leia, double crossed Han and borrowed his clothes without asking, but he did it with style and redeemed himself just as quickly. As the original owner of the Millennium Falcon, he’s sure to pop up in Han’s solo film, but we think he deserves more than that, plus newcomer O’Shea Jackson Jr has the perfect look to play young Calrissian.
Obi Wan Kenobi
Between the prequels and Clone Wars TV series, Obi Wan’s adventures have been pretty well documented, but if they decided to show us what he was up to between Episodes III and IV, then they would be able to bring back the best part of the prequels: Ewan McGregor! He’s the proper age to play a wise but not yet old Jedi, perhaps protecting Luke on Tatooine from the evil the young boy does not yet know exists in the galaxy.
Jabba the Hutt
Guillermo Del Toro recently talked about how this is the character he’d like to tackle if he were given the opportunity to make a Star Wars origin film. He said he would approach the story of the notorious gangster’s rise to power as if it were the Godfather saga. I think we can all agree we’d watch the hell out of that. It’s more likely that we’ll just get more of Jabba’s backstory via the Fett and Solo films, since the space slug lacks the sex appeal usually required to carry a big studio film.
It may be long time from now in a Nerdy Stuff post far away that you find out who the next character to get his or her own movie will be, let’s just hope that come December we meet a whole new cast of characters at least half as deserving as these classic ones are.