Star Wars: More Spin-Off Movies

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The Star Wars Universe will expand with one movie each year, until 2020 - episodes VIII and IX, as well as the spin-offs Rogue One, Han Solo and Boba Fett. While the former two will follow directly last year's The Force Awakens, the latter three will expand the universe in a different direction.

Thus, Rogue One will be the story of how the rebels acquired the plans of the first Death Star, while the Han Solo flick will present the story of Han and Chewie before the events of A New Hope. There is nothing known about the Boba Fett solo flick.

And as much as we want to see all of these three spin-offs, the Star Wars universe is much vaster than that. For example, for quite a few years the rumor was that movies will be dedicated to both Yoda and Obi-Wan. What happened with them? Will we see these projects coming to life? We don't know.

Nonetheless, here are some awesome ideas for spin-offs Disney should take into account.

Rogue Two

Rogue 2: A Star Wars Story

Rogue 2: A Star Wars Story

If Rogue One will be all about the Rebels stealing the plans for the first Death Star, can it be so hard to imagine a sequel for this spin-off? No, it wouldn't. In fact, it would give Disney the opportunity to show that the history of the galaxy so far away is not as cyclic and as The Force Awakens has shown.

In Return of the Jedi, it is said that many Bothans have died while trying to retrieve the plans for the Death Star. Who are these Bothans? Little is known about them, except for the fact that they are master spies and infiltrators. So in no way the course of Rogue Two could resemble the one of Rogue One. Maybe a future writer and a future director will try to present more about these species, how they became so famous in this field, and what their reasons were to steal the plans from the start.

We have no reason to believe that Rogue One won't be a hit. Even if it will rely just on the momentum provided by The Force Awakens, it will still do a great job at the box office. We'd like to see a sequel. We'd like to see a new spin on the stealing of the plans.

Wouldn't you?

Darth Vader: Rise of an Empire

Darth Vader

Darth Vader

While we know that Vader is just a secondary baddie (with Darth Sidious taking the first place), we also know that he was basically the enforcer in this relationship, the one who made everybody tremble in the face of the emperor.

Of course, his story between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope was presented - but in other mediums. Vader is one of those Star Wars characters who deserves at least one solo movie (though there could easily be three, given the amount of material). For example, we are very interested to seeing on-screen his reaction when finding out that the Skywalker lineage didn't end with him - will he consider the Emperor an even bigger liar?

Or, for example, we'd like to see him chasing the Jedi who escaped Order 66 - is there actually light within Vader?

The prequels took away very much from this character. From the most iconic villain of all times, he became a lovesick puppy. A solo film (or a string of solo films) will do him justice and show the world (and the galaxy, for that matter) why he is the biggest baddie of them all.

Star Wars: Starkiller

Darth Vader vs. Starkiller

Darth Vader vs. Starkiller

And since the previous entry was all about Darth Vader, maybe a sequel should follow it - a sequel about his fake attempt to overthrow the Emperor. Everybody knows the story, we guess, about the Sidious sending Vader to kill a remaining Jedi master. And everybody knows that Vader succeeds, but spares the child of the Jedi.

That child is Starkiller, the most powerful Force user to serve under Vader. And this would be a great story, with great twists - even if they are known, they would still be awesome to be seen on a big screen.

Obviously, this could tie in perfectly with Rogue One - one of the rumored characters for this year's Star Wars flick is Galen, which is the actual name of Starkiller. Of course, this is just a rumor - but Mads Mikkelsen would make a perfect anti-hero.

What do you think? We believe this would be perfect, since yet again would show how corrupt Vader is and that only another Skywalker could bring him into the light.

Ben Solo

Ben Solo - Kylo Ren

Ben Solo – Kylo Ren

Since we will get a Han Solo flick, maybe some light could be shed upon the history of Kylo Ren. We are still wondering why he is so obsessed with Vader and what made him turn to the dark side.

We do know that he is the son of Han and Leia, thus being Force sensitive. And we do know that he was sent at an early age to train at Luke's Jedi Academy. What we want is to see his first encounter with Snoke and his path towards darkness.

Of course, this could be a perilous journey, since we saw what the prequels did to Vader. But Disney seems to have found the perfect recipe for these movies - so why not? We can bet that there are hordes of fans who'd go to see a Kylo Ren origin story.

There could be a problem, though, since Luke will have to be there as well, much younger (we're not mentioning Han and Leia, since the movie could pick up right after he is sent to the Academy). But Disney has already done wonder with Michael Douglas in Ant-Man, so we can bet that they can do it again.

We know that part of Kylo Ren's backstory will be revealed in the future Star Wars sequels - but the gaps will need to be filled. And this is the perfect chance to show Lucas how a hero's fall into darkness should be chronicled.

Darth Sidious

Is Snoke secretly Plagueis? We don't want that - we want Plagueis where he belongs: in a movie with Palpatine, the apprentice who killed him. So, naturally, a Star Wars spin-off should be dedicated to the one who corrupted Anakin Skywalker.

And this will be a totally different origin story than the one of Vader or the one of Kylo Ren, since Palpatine needn't be the type of hero fallen from grace. We already have too many of these - he can be the ultimate evil character in the Star Wars universe.

The movie can begin with him on Naboo, searching for Sith artifacts and encountering a disguised Plagueis. He will then be taken as an apprentice, at a very young age, and convinced to murder his father. After his initiations, the movie can focus on his secret plans to overthrow his master after acquiring enough knowledge of the Dark side.

This could be a perfect chance to bring back a fan-favorite character, the Sith assassin Darth Maul (which was the best part of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace). Sure enough, the history will need to be twitched here and there - but if the movie will be great, we don't see too many fans overreacting.


This is a must and we are wondering why Disney didn't go with this Star Wars spin-off (besides the fact that the character needs to be completely CGI). The Yoda solo flick would do justice to the greatest Jedi master of all time, especially after the prequels ruined him.

The film could focus on him and his youth, how he became a Jedi. Or it could focus on his adventures, the ones which made him the most powerful Force user. Or, even more interestingly, it could show him between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope.

For the latter, it would be interesting to see if Yoda ever broke his exile or if Vader came searching for him. And a fight between Vader and Yoda is always welcomed (though we know who would win).

Obi-Wan - Wilderness


Obviously, we couldn't have forgotten this one. Obi-Wan is the first Jedi master we met in the Star Wars universe. And we didn't even know it - that mysterious this character was. So maybe a movie should be dedicated to his life on Tatooine. We cannot believe that he managed to live so many years on that god-forsaken planet without getting into a couple of fights.

He might as well be depicted as Luke's protector from the shadows, who always shields him from Vader's eyes and who saves him from all sorts of troubles. He could have literally no lines at all, for that matter, and be like Sergio Leone's Blondie, for that matter.

And here's a change of pace - what if this Star Wars spin-off was an actual western, with lightsabers?

Knights of the Old Republic

If Disney will ever want to make Star Wars movies (and not just Star Wars stories) without the Skywalkers, then the studio should go back to the roots (or thereabout), with an adaptation of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.

And there the studio will find Revan, who played a very important role as both a Jedi and a Sith (does that remind you of someone else?). This could be the perfect beginning for a new trilogy in the same Star Wars universe, which can lead to both prequels, sequels and spin-offs of its own. As said, this Universe is so vast that a movie per year doesn't seem enough.

Of course, Disney shouldn't go straight to the game and translate it on the big screens - without the Skywalkers, the studio has complete freedom over the past, the present, and the fate of Revan.

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