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9 Star Wars Characters Who Deserve Their Own Spin-Off
Which of Lucas' creations should get a standalone movie?

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9 Star Wars Characters Who Deserve Their Own Spin-Off | Darth Maul
Darth Maul

How do you solve a problem like a bisected Sith apprentice? Lightsabered in twain by a backflipping Obi-Wan in The Phantom Menace, he falls to his doom down a reactor chasm… or does he? According to the expanded Star Wars universe, no he doesn’t – but there isn’t a definitive explanation as to how he makes it out alive.

The Clone Wars TV series has him ending up on a junk planet called Lotho Minor where he’s turned into a cyborg with, um, spider-like legs. Brought back to his adopted home planet of Dathomir, Nightsister Witch leader Mother Talzin – don’t ask – rids him off his memory loss and general madness, installs a couple of regular robot legs and encourages the double-ended lightsaber swinger to revenge Obi-Wan up a notch.

Star Wars Tales 9 solves Maul’s resurrection riddle with a cult that essentially magics him back to life, whereas Star Wars Tales #17 has a post Return Of The Jedi Luke fight a "solid state hologram" Maul after a crazy scientist uses the tattooed martial artisan’s brain for nefarious purposes. Dark Horse Comics’ Star Wars: Visionaries, meanwhile, shows Maul rebuilding himself using cybernetics before getting blastered by Owen Lars on Tattooine whilst fighting a post-Revenge Of The Sith Obi-Wan.

If Darth Maul is given his own feature film, the death-explanation will be the biggest stumbling block. The other option is an origins movie, where those tattoos could either be Sith-based or something to do with the aforementioned (and distinctly evil) Nightsisters. Whatever happens, Peter Serafinowicz has to voice him, ideally with a new Brian Butterfield lilt to amp up the terror.

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21 Bradley Cooper for Han Solo!
If they re-cast prequel style he's the only one who could pull it off. More

Posted by Maca007 on Wednesday February 6, 2013, 14:41

22
There's a really nice story called "Death Troopers", sort of like a Star Wars Zombie story, which is about a prison ship stranded in outer space. I don't want to tell to much, but it does feature a certain smuggler and his hairy friend, so that's one I would like to see... Although it might not be one of the obvious first choices... Apart from that I second the Jawa wildlife documentary, the Cantina Band movie and most of all the Rogue Squadron More

Posted by Gumba23 on Wednesday February 6, 2013, 14:02

23 I don't like origins but...
I think origins are the approach that will work best - of fill in the gaps between episode 3 and 4. just don't go to the future or bring people back from the dead - it works in books and comics etc but not in the cinematic world. Also Force unleashed film anyone ??? More

Posted by Gazzabrook on Wednesday February 6, 2013, 13:08

24 RE:
You got the details about the solo kids incorrect. Jaina is the last surviving Solo kid. However, she does not become a sith. JAcen is the one who becomes a sith. However, he is also one of the two kids that Han loses. More

Posted by kingtutiii on Wednesday February 6, 2013, 12:54

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Porkins! I would be there day one! More

Posted by bosscoe on Wednesday February 6, 2013, 12:36

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Wouldn't it be great to see a channel 4 documentary about the Jawa's? Points of view from the neighbours moaning about the little pikey's and their thieving ways and their mess, not to mention the crap they sell! It would be really special too, if they were to finally get their grubby little mitts on a tin of 'Fruitini'........ More

Posted by shitneck on Friday August 5, 2011, 20:21

27 A bit of fun
Re: pointless To all those grumpy moaners out there, these articles on the website are just a bit of fun where readers and Empire writers can indulge in making lists and commenting on topics that would not make a proper article -- for those you should buy the magazine! More

Posted by Enzino on Friday July 29, 2011, 08:53

28 RE: Give it up
L: jctfoef Well done Empire. You have finally outdone yourselves. This really is the article to end all articles. Pointless. mazing. Says you joined inb]?? And yet this is your first post? Way to go. You kept silent to post this? Let us hope you stay silent for another 5 years before having a go at something else you don't like. Loser. More

Posted by gazpop on Wednesday July 27, 2011, 16:36

29 RE: TK-421
L: narmour A Spinal Tap style "rockumentary" about the Moss Eisley cantina band!!!! OL I like this idea! More

Posted by Lobelia Overhill on Wednesday July 27, 2011, 16:06

30 RE: Give it up
aul, end of. More

Posted by JIm R on Wednesday July 27, 2011, 15:45

31 RE: Give it up
Well done Empire. You have finally outdone yourselves. This really is the article to end all articles. Pointless. More

Posted by jctfoef on Tuesday July 26, 2011, 11:47

32 RE: JANGO FETT
Some interesting ideas. But I have to tell you, one of the stories with the most legs (and back story/history) is Wedge Antilles and the X-Wing flight. It's like Top Gun in space. Except not at all gay. Aliens. Lazers. The Force. Love. Romance. Treachery. Explosions. All that shit. Plus loads of books to mine ideas from. That is all More

Posted by gazpop on Sunday July 24, 2011, 13:26

33 RE: Mace Windu
Anthony Mackie if they do a young Mace concept. More

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34 RE: TK-421
A Spinal Tap style "rockumentary" about the Moss Eisley cantina band!!!!   More

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am Maker Guy - The Willrow Hood movieThe amazing tale of a man on a mission: to save his ice cream maker from the Empire during the siege of Cloud City! You know you want it! , I know it' s sad I know his name... More

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