With recent rumours that Yoda, Boba Fett and a young Han Solo could all be receiving their own spin-off films, it’s hard not to daydream about all of the other classic Star Wars characters who deserve their own movie. After all, George Lucas’ Star Wars universe is teeming with hoards of complex characters ranging in species, origins and the no-doubt illustrious stories they are capable of telling.
It’s clear that Disney is now milking the franchise for all it’s worth, but as Star Wars fans, it’s difficult not to become excited by the possibilities this new ownership can offer.
With the amount of content in the expanded universe, it’s easy to forget that only six live-action films exist. These six films have spanned across approximately 12 hours, leaving little room for characters who weren’t essential to the main saga of the Skywalker family.
With Disney’s purchase, however, the opportunity for exploration of these previous bit roles or fictional characters invented entirely outside of the film canon has been opened up and the next decade or so could be littered with fantastic tales of the characters we once knew nothing about.
The problem that comes with this, though, is the unenviable question of which characters to pick. With so many capable of having their own movie – and each followed by massive fan-bases – whomever they decide to base a spin-off around will likely cause squeals of joy and sighs of frustration.
The next 10 classic characters are only the most prominent of those who Disney should and could make spin-offs for. The characters range across all six films and I have assumed their expanded-universe adventures will unfortunately be ignored by any future filmmakers. So, without further ado, let’s go to it….
This article was first posted on February 8, 2013