6 Star Wars Characters Who Deserve Their Own Spin-off Films
Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm has brought about rigorous change in that galaxy far, far away. Star Wars Episodes VII-IX are on the horizon with J.J. Abrams confirmed as director for the first film of the new trilogy. Yet perhaps bigger news at the moment is Disney’s decision to make spin-offs. Already Jedi Master Yoda is a keen choice for his own film, as are audience favourites like Han Solo (portrayed in the original trilogy by Harrison Ford) and Chewbacca (portrayed in the films by Peter Mayhew).
Still, in many ways these characters almost seem like certainties should the issue be raised, don’t they? So here are six (as there are currently six Star Wars films, the number seemed appropriate) other characters that deserve their own spin-offs.
6. Jabba the Hutt
No Seriously. Ok, so maybe a film starring a gelatinous space slug spouting Huttese and eating wriggling critters out of jars does not paint a perfect lead star. Then again, if you look across Star Wars, The Hutts are the biggest criminal overlords. Jabba the Hutt, even in the films, is a major factor in many occurrences. He was responsible for Solo being frozen in carbonite, he enslaved millions, and he made Leia wear “that” outfit.
Seriously though, perhaps the best thing would be to use Jabba and the Hutt families as the padding for a story that could bring in various characters from across Star Wars. Jabba has been involved in many conflicts across the expanded universe. Imagine seeing the crime lord hire various bounty hunters to attack enemies, often fellow Hutts. This could potentially make for The Godfather meets JFK with an added dose of aliens. Family tensions, political games and all out action could be the expected results of a Jabba-centric story.
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