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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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It’s true, Lawrence Kasdan (Raiders, Empire, Jedi) and Simon Kinberg (X-Men: The Last Stand, Jumper, Sherlock Holmes) are both writing standalone Star Wars films in addition to J.J. Abrams’ highly anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII (itself written by Toy Story 3’s Michael Arndt). But with so many Star Wars characters out there – see our The 30 Greatest Star Wars Characters and 25 Great Star Wars Characters You've Probably Never Heard Of features for details – who deserves their own feature film spin-off? Here are just nine examples but be warned: you’re about to enter the never-ending sarlacc pit of the extended Star Wars universe, and it’s pretty heavy down there…

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9 Star Wars Characters Who Deserve Their Own Spin-Off | Boba Fett
Boba Fett

A clone of few words and several impressively-sized blasters, Boba Fett bears more than a passing resemblance to The Man With No Name, and as such, the possibilities of seeing Fett Mark II starring in his own intergalactic western adventure are very tantalising indeed.

The trouble is, the extended Star Wars universe being such an exceptionally messy (if very intriguing) dog’s breakfast, it’s difficult to pin down exactly what happens to Fett over the course of his checkered bounty hunting existence. Then again, that mystery is part of his hundreds-of-thousands-of-action-figures-selling appeal, so perhaps we’re best off embracing it wholeheartedly, sarlacc-style.

The Clone Wars series sees the young assassin bury his “father” before taking his armour and handy bounty hunting instruction manual and ending up at an orphanage on Bespin. K. W. Jeter's Bounty Hunter Wars trilogy makes him somewhat chattier to help his Blondie-like antihero status work better, whereas Dark Horse Comics' Dark Empire series has Boba surviving the death pit and carry on being the mainly mute murderer you know and love.

Then there are the stories of him leading the ever-so-very-deadly Mandalorian warriors, or working as a humble stormtrooper (who kills his commanding officer) or, as seen in the young adult novels published post-Attack Of The Clones, just hunting some serious bounty after nabbing his dad’s ship and heading into the wide black yonder.

Perhaps the best idea is to come up with a whole new story for Fett, set around the original trilogy – perhaps even before A New Hope – and cherry picking certain ideas from the ever-expanding extended universe, ideally with a distinct western feel – and a tooling-up scene where he repaints his Dad’s duds, naturally.

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1
Its criminal that Qui-Gon Jinn doesn't get a mention. His backstory is the one I want the most (well, his & Darth maul). And seriously, Porkins? Admiral Akbar? There are LOADS of minor Jedi characters who deserve spinoff more then them! And what about Jango Fett? More

Posted by NeoBrowser on Wednesday February 20, 2013, 04:32

2 Jabba Ranks
why not a Sopranos style show about the Hutt having issues with his chosen life of crime. It would all be in Huttese subtitles tho, which might lose some viewers. More

Posted by Count Karnstein on Sunday February 10, 2013, 14:39

3 What? Where's Emperor Palpatine?!!
The baddest guy in the Star Wars universe must surely merit a comprehensive backstory. Especially after his story in Ep.III to Anakin about Darth Plaagus which we assume was Palpatine's Master it would be a travesty not to explore how this character became so evil and so powerful. Although, as with many of the original Star Wars characters who would play him as well as Ian McDiarmid? But it's still a story I'd love to see! More

Posted by Aldo25 on Sunday February 10, 2013, 10:06

4 RE: 7 Star Wars Characters Who Deserve Their Own Spin-Off
Well a Wedge Antilles movie is the obvious one - set before Episode IV... And the first thing that came to me: The Aunt Beru Movie. She seemed very cute in the prequels, and wiser than Uncle Owen in IV. More

Posted by timgowen on Saturday February 9, 2013, 09:12

5 RE:
I think he should be recast as a song and dance man, with a backing band made up of Gamorrean Guards! More

Posted by Rogan Finn on Friday February 8, 2013, 18:52

6 Biggs
Biggs would definitely be worth exploring. In Lucas's own novelisation of Star Wars, he is a massive influence on Luke's desire to leave the farmstead and get a life. He would give us an insight into how the Rebellion actually operated, since he originally joined the Imperial academy (presumably what was once the Republic academy) then got pulled into the Rebellion. Speaking of characters from the Death Star attack, there's also Red Leader Garven Dreis, who even gets his own leitmotif in the music when he crashes and burns. He was a real Clone Wars hero apparently. At this rate we'll have a couple of Star Wars movies a year for the next 300 years! More

Posted by Rogan Finn on Friday February 8, 2013, 18:47

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I want a Bib Fortuna movie... Why isn't that happening? More

Posted by odddaze on Friday February 8, 2013, 11:00

8 WEDGE
you guys totally for got about Wedge Antillies. He survives both deathstar battles and take out an ATAT in ESB. Pus his family gets a mention in the prequals. His father is an ambasador. Come on guys how could you forget wedge! More

Posted by gunzrilla on Thursday February 7, 2013, 15:52

9 Sausages
What's with the male bias? I know Star Wars is a bit of a sausage fest but couldn't you even spare a mention of Leia? More

Posted by vladimir_imp on Thursday February 7, 2013, 14:56

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If they are going to do one spin off they should do Splinter of a minds eye. best book they did in the star wars universe. but lets face it they are going to do as many as they can get away with. More

Posted by thewson72 on Thursday February 7, 2013, 09:46

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Darth Maul was criminally wasted by George Lucas at the end of The Phantom Menace. We definitely need to see more of him. It's all getting a bit X-Men now with characters splitting off into their own movies Wolverine-style. More

Posted by BenTramer on Wednesday February 6, 2013, 21:37

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Chiwetel Ejiofor as young Mace maybe. More

Posted by Jim1810 on Wednesday February 6, 2013, 20:53

13 Too Late
WHO CARES? Lucas you fat bearded clam! Thanks for ruining star wars forever and I hope you die soon! More

Posted by Gram Woods on Wednesday February 6, 2013, 20:49

14 titles
When Han met Chewie, skywalker vs skywalker, Jango Unchained (western), The Parent Trap starring admial ackbar, porkins 3: porkins revenge, Horrible Bossk's, the lando before time, Biggs Daddy, the count of monte dooku, Eisley street: Greedo is good, The Gunrays of the navarone, General Grievous Bodily Harm, I (G-88) Robot, Lobot-Cop, john carpenter's Darth Star, deathstar proof, darth becomes her................ etc etc etc More

Posted by bnicholson50 on Wednesday February 6, 2013, 20:01

15 re ; star wars spin off movie
the knights of the old republic would make a great movie { just check out the trailers on you tube } and what about the force unleashed with Darth Vaders secret apprentice Galen Marek that could be a story with a lot of action . More

Posted by postmanaidy on Wednesday February 6, 2013, 18:54

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I don't care about this. Thanks for reading More

Posted by Charles B. Potatoes on Wednesday February 6, 2013, 18:43

17 Wedge
instead of Jek Tono Porkins take Wedge Antilles I would even take it serious More

Posted by edge1710 on Wednesday February 6, 2013, 16:00

18 Chewiw/Han Bromance???
Isn't Chewie a girl??? More

Posted by Ironside on Wednesday February 6, 2013, 15:11

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How exactly is Mace Windu significant in the prequels? He doesn't do anything.. More

Posted by chris wootton on Wednesday February 6, 2013, 14:47

20 Boba Fett, if I had to pick
I'd rather not know a thing about Fett's past but i guess he does have the most potential for a spin-off out of all of these characters. More

Posted by Mr Gittes on Wednesday February 6, 2013, 14:46

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