Solo: A Star Wars Story is flying into theaters and earning solid reviews, what’s next? Which characters from a galaxy far, far away deserve their own stand-alone Star Wars movie?
That's the question we're proposing today, and there's no shortage of interesting characters from Star Wars to pluck out and give an individual story to, so we're figuring out 10 Best Possible Star Wars Stand-Alone Films!
Who would you most like to see a Star Wars film for? Drop a comment and let us know, and make sure you click on the video at the top of the article to see what our choices are!
Slide 1/10 – 10. Jyn Erso Kicking off the list at No. 10 is Rogue One’s Jyn Erso. "But she's dead already!" - So what? Han Solo's dead too and he just got his own movie. Going back to the beginning is always a valid option, and a lot of fans would love to see her time with Saw Gerrera and his Partisans, plus Felicity Jones had a sequel option included in her original contract so why not?
Slide 2/10 – 9. Jabba the Hutt At No. 9 is Jabba The Hutt. As of this writing, Solo: A Star Wars Story still hasn't been released in theaters, so who knows, maybe some of the burning Jabba questions might be answered if he makes an appearance. Even if he does, there’s still plenty of meat on the bone when it comes to exploring exactly how a giant obese slug becomes a criminal overlord.
Slide 3/10 – 8. Supreme Leader Snoke One of the biggest criticisms of the recent Star Wars films’ is that we know so little about Supreme Leader Snoke or how he came into power following the downfall of the Galactic Empire. A film set between the events of Episode 6 and 7 could flesh this out better.
Slide 4/10 – 7. Ahsoka Tano At No. 7 is Ahsoka Tano. We know, she’s from Clone Wars and Rebels, but there’s no rule that says they can’t make stand-alone Star Wars animated films either. In fact, Disney already seems to be implementing that strategy with Spider-Man, since Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is set to hit theaters at the end of the year.
Slide 5/10 – 6. Knights of the Old Republic So far, everything that Disney has made has connected in some way to the original trilogy, but a movie focusing on the Knights of the Old Republic would be an excellent opportunity to present a story that is truly stand-alone. Based on the hugely popular video game, it still stands as one of the best Star Wars stories set outside of the Skywalker Saga.
Slide 6/10 – 5. Obi Wan Kenobi In the fifth spot is Obi-Wan Kenobi. There’s been a rumor floating around that an Obi-Wan movie with Ewan McGregor reprising the role is already in the works and possibly coming out in 2020, so only time shall tell. Ewan's been pretty vocal about wanting to return to the franchise, so a stand-alone movie would be an awesome way to do it.
Slide 7/10 – 4. Boba Fett An anthology movie about Boba Fett was almost a reality but famously fell through when producer Simon Kinberg and director Josh Trank had creative differences. The project seemed to get dropped, but recent rumors have picked up that Kinberg is still attached. If this is true, considering Boba Fett is one of Star Wars’ most popular character, don't be surprised if he ends up getting a solo flick soon.
Coming in at No. 3 is Yoda. Considering the fact that the Jedi Master is around 900 years old when he dies in Return of the Jedi, that means there's at least 850 years of back story there. With that kind of time line, you could make a whole Yoda series.
Slide 9/10 – 2. Lando Calrissian No. 2 is Lando Calrissian. Let’s be honest, Donald Glover is killing it right now, and it shouldn’t shock anyone if they forge ahead with a movie about everyone’s favorite intergalactic hustler. Slide 10/10 – 1. Darth Vader But the best stand-alone movie has to be reserved for Darth Vader. I mean, c'mon, right? Rogue One did an amazing job at making Vader scary again, which is what the prequels did a pretty good job of erasing. A stand-alone movie set between Episodes 3 and 4 with our current level of technology gives plenty of space to explore what made Darth Vader such a compelling villain in the first place.