Sometimes production houses float news to the public to see what their reaction is going to be. It may surprise you, or it might seem obvious, but you have a deep breadth of power just by having an opinion and offering it. It’s impossible to tell whether this kind of widespread focus group is what Disney intended with this recent spate of news and rumors, but there’s no doubt that the production team is listening to what fans are saying.
And so are we. We want to know who you think deserves their own stand alone movie outside the next trilogy.
Yoda, Han Solo and Boba Fett have all been floated as possibles, so hypothetically, if only one of them gets the treatment, who would you pick?
Let us know in the comments section. Feel free to confer amongst yourselves (you know, politely) and to toss out new candidates if you’d rather see Lobot or Grand Moff Tarkin or the Sarlacc Pit starring in their own Star Wars movie.
In fact, I turned the question to some of our writers, and not all were content to stick with the top trio:
Christopher Campbell: Obviously, Admiral Ackbar needs his own movie, which would be the sort with twist after twist after twist. Christopher Nolan could direct it. Or maybe it should be a sitcom where every week he gets into trouble and ultimately says his beloved catch phrase, “It’s a Trap!” and the studio audience laughs.
Another idea: a remake of Srdan Golubovic’s Klopka (The Trap) where instead of being set in post-Milosevic Serbia it’s post-Empire Dac (aka Mon Calamari).
Nathan Adams: The most criminally underused Star Wars character to date has to be ace rebel fighter pilot Wedge Antilles. Wedge pops up in all three Original Trilogy films, always kicking ass, but always relegated to the background. How did he become such a good pilot? This is the question his solo film, Star Wars: Top Gun in Space, will answer. Imagine young Wedge infuriating flight instructors, hovering dishy blondes around on his speeder, and visiting beach volleyball planets with his pilot bros. Imagine all the John Williams instrumental takes on Kenny Loggins classics. Disney can’t afford not to make this movie.
Robert Fure: Boba Fett because there isn’t much interesting about Yoda and a young Han Solo movie could ruin the character and mess up continuity. Fett, on the other hand, is interesting, enigmatic, iconic, and completely able to be in an awesome action sci-if script that can exist entirely outside of the universe.
Kevin Carr: I’m dying to see a Star Wars spin-off movie about the bartender from the Mos Eisley Cantina. It would be even cooler to add in a CGI Bea Arthur from The Star Wars Holiday Special. Yes, singing must be involved, as well as additional characters played by a CGI Harvey Korman and a CGI Art Carney. Though all joking aside, a movie about the many different aliens scum and villainy shown in the cantina would be pretty sweet.
So what do you think?