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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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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

Posted by Vitto86 on Friday July 22, 2011, 23:49

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

Posted by narmour on Friday July 22, 2011, 09:08

35 RE:
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

Posted by grucl on Friday July 22, 2011, 08:08

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