10 ‘Star Wars’ Spin-off Films We Want to See

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Star Wars Standalone Spinoff Films Ideas Discussion 10 Star Wars Spin off Films We Want to See

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve surely heard what may be the biggest movie geek news of a generation: Star Wars is headed back to theaters for a new trilogy of films – starting with Star Wars Episode VII, which is being directed by J.J. Abrams.

In addition to a new trilogy, we now know that Star Wars standalone spinoff films are also on the way, which is why we are here to pitch “10 Star Wars Spin-off Movies We’d Like to See” – presented in no particular order of awesomeness.

NOTE: We’ll be sticking to storylines that are either already established through the expanded universe or have already been rumored for production. Epic EU storylines like The Thrawn Trilogy, New Jedi Order or Legacy of the Force are big enough to have their own movie trilogies, so you won’t find them on this list of standalone film ideas.

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Shadows of the Empire

Star Wars Shadows of the Empire Movie 10 Star Wars Spin off Films We Want to See

An “interquel” launched in the 1990s, Shadows of the Empire fills in a lot of the gaps between Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. This includes Leia’s search for a captured Han Solo, the construction of Luke’s second Lightsaber (the green one), and a power struggle between Darth Vader and Prince Xizor, leader of a galactic criminal syndicate, for the favor of Emperor Palpatine.

Released as a multi-media project, the Shadows of the Empire novel followed a lot of the Original Trilogy characters – but the popular video game for the Nintendo 64 introduced fans to Dash Rendar, a smuggler buddy of Han Solo who aids the Rebel Alliance during Han’s carbonite siesta.

WHY IT WOULD WORK: Shadows of the Empire offers a nice balance of the familiar and the new – and considering the considerable changes that occur between Episodes V and VI, this bridge piece would be a smart addition. Sure, you may want to skip segments requiring an aged Mark Hamill or Carrie Fisher to appear onscreen – but Vader, Dash, Boba Fett and Xizor are all great dramatic personae to explore.

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Knights of the Old Republic

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Based on the popular video game series, Knights of the Old Republic takes Star Wars fans back some 4,000 years before the rise of the Galatic Empire. A former Sith – mentally “reprogrammed” by the Jedi Council – attempts to solve the mystery of his own identity in time to stop his traitorous former apprentice, Darth Malak, from leading a Sith army against the Republic. That quest involves locating a map and uncovering the “Star Forge,” the source of Malak’s military power.

WHY IT WOULD WORK: KotOR would be akin to exploring Medieval times of the Star Wars universe. We’ve only seen Jedi and Sith working in measured numbers; all-out battles between armies of them would be geek-EPIC. The games had enough depth of narrative and character to attract millions of fans; a movie would therefore have plenty of ripe material to draw from, including a great story of redemption not seen since Vader tossed the Emperor into the pits of the Death Star.

BONUS: This wouldn’t have to just be a great standalone film. Given the expansive nature of KotOR (in sequel games, comic books, etc.), a successful first film could be the gateway to a whole new Star Wars spinoff saga. However, even as a one-time experience, KotOR would be thrilling.

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Dark Forces (Jedi Knight)

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Dark Forces was a two-part Star Wars spinoff game released on Windows PCs in the late ’90s. Like Shadows of the Empire, it started as an “interquel” that filled in story gaps from the original trilogy; the sequel game picked up after Return of the Jedi and would therefore fill in gaps between the original trilogy and the upcoming sequel trilogy.

The games follow Kyle Katarn, a former Imperial soldier who becomes a mercenary when he learns the Empire killed his parents. Katarn is hired by the Rebel Alliance for jobs that include stealing the Death Star blueprint schematics and thwarting an attempt to produce a new, more powerful, Imperial Trooper. In the sequel game, Katarn learns of his own latent Force powers and embarks on a quest to stop seven “Dark Jedi” from corrupting the “Valley of the Jedi,” a burial ground with powerful ties to the Force.

WHY IT WOULD WORK: Dark Forces is a tale that could offer stylistic opportunities to do something different. Katarn’s journey from evil soldier to noble mercenary to Jedi warrior is a rich arc, and would be the perfect vehicle for an up-and-coming action star. Envision: a Batman Begins-style film that uses editing and anachronistic narrative to carry us through the entire ballad of Kyle Katarn over both video games. “What takes a man from the guns of the Empire to the sword of the Jedi?” Let’s find out!

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The Force Unleashed

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The Force Unleashed was another popular Star Wars video game, released in the late 2000s. The story is set between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope and follows “Starkiller,” the son of two Jedi who is taken under the wing of Darth Vader when he is discovered as an infant during one of Vader’s raids on the few surviving Jedi.

Vader trains Starkiller to overthrow the Emperor, but when Palpatine learns of the new apprentice, he forces Vader to betray Starkiller and leave him for dead. Instead, Vader spares his apprentice and secretly tasks him with stirring up the rebel forces opposing the Empire. Thanks to Jedi Master Rahm Kota, Starkiller learns the lighter side of the force but ultimately falls in battle against the Emperor. In the end, his family crest becomes the sigil of the new Rebel Alliance, and he is transformed into a martyr for the cause.

WHY IT WOULD WORK: Force Unleashed adds some new depth to established characters like Vader, Princess Leia and her adoptive father, Bail Organa – all of whom Starkiller meets on his journey. In terms of “interquels,” it is one of the most interesting and epic – though some may fairly argue that the story leans a bit too close to Luke Skywalker’s arc in the original trilogy. (The sequel game – involving Starkiller clones – may also be a bit too much for a movie.) However, with the right young actor…

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Republic Commandos

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Derived from a mid-2000s video game and a series of spinoff novels, Republic Commando delves into the Clone Wars from a unique angle: the viewpoint of elite squads of clone soldiers (most often Delta and Omega Squads).

Picking up from Attack of the Clones and running through the time period after Revenge of the Sith, the RC saga examines the more militaristic side of the Star Wars universe. Eventually, the commandos are forced to examine themselves and their role in the war as the Republic they fought for transforms into a Galatic Empire, in which clone soldiers must either become Imperial Soldiers or renegade mercenaries fighting alongside Rebel and Jedi forces.

WHY IT WOULD WORK: Republic Commando is a Star Wars story unlike most others, in that it examines not only a soldier’s life in the galatic war – but a clone’s existence, as well. Watching the shifting moral outlook of the soldiers would be a nice rumination on the effects of war and politics, while divided allegiances in the wake of the Empire’s rise would be gripping wartime drama for these brothers-in-arms.

BONUS: Since they’re clones, you could save a bundle on casting, since your lead actor (Temuera Morrison as Jango Fett) could play all of the main roles (when the soldiers are not in helmet, of course).

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The Adventures of Obi Wan Kenobi

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He stands as one of the most iconic figures in the saga (disappearing body trick, FTW!) – and while his story has been further explored in prequel films and spinoff projects like The Clone Wars animated series, there is still enough room for Ben “Obi-Wan” Kenobi to get his own movie.

Whether delving into Obi-Wan’s younger years (as explored in Expanded Universe fiction like Jedi Apprentice and Jedi Quest); filling in the gaps in his life during Episodes 1 – 6 (The Clone Wars, his exile years before A New Hope) – or maybe just a portrait of the man that covers all that aforementioned material – Kenobi (man, general, Jedi master) is a complex, pivotal character who can surely support a standalone film.

WHY IT WOULD WORK: People love Obi-Wan; actor Ewan McGregor is still around to play adult and elderly versions of the character; and there’s the added benefit of possibly leaving room for Liam Neeson to return to the franchise (as Qui-Gon Jinn, Obi-Wan’s mentor) in a much better fashion than Phantom Menace afforded him. Plus, Star Wars could use a good Medieval Knight-style film, and Obi-Wan’s adventures could certainly be spun in that way.

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Boba Fett: Twin Engines of Destruction

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Boba Fett is one character already rumored to be getting a spinoff film, and while there are many great stories about the Mandalorian bounty hunter/clone that could be told, Twin Engines of Destruction is one we definitely want to see onscreen.

As part of the Star Wars: Bounty Hunters comic series (which is ripe for adaptation in its entirety, really), Twin Engines chronicles the story of Jodo Kast, a young bounty hunter who gets himself a suit of Mandalorian Armor that looks like Boba Fett’s. When Jodo goes around collecting bounties on the premise that he is superior to Fett, Boba decides it’s time to defend his reputation. With a bit of subterfuge, Boba lures Jodo to the Hutt homeworld of Nal Hutta for a final showdown.

WHY IT WOULD WORK: Twin Engines has a pretty straightforward story, but it’s one that could open the door to an exciting part of the Star Wars universe not yet explored onscreen (the bounty hunter underworld). It would also feature one of most iconic characters in the franchise (Boba Fett), while literally serving as proof of why he’s such a beloved (and feared) badass. What’s not to like?

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Rogue Squadron

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Clone/Imperial troops aren’t the only soldiers on the Star Wars battlefield that need their story told onscreen; the X-Wing squadrons of the Rebel Alliance played a big role in the defeat of the Galatic Empire.

In a story that has spanned novels, comic books and video games, Rogue Squadron chronicles famous X-Wing dogfights from the original Star Wars trilogy and beyond, tracing the continuing adventures of heroic Rebel pilot Wedge Antilles and his new squad of recruits, in the era following the Empire’s collapse.

WHY IT WOULD WORK: George Lucas might not have had success with Red Tails – but the WWII dogfight segments were impressive evidence of what CGI can bring to aerial action. While even casual Star Wars fans have an affinity for trusty ol’ Wedge Antilles, it’s not impossible to re-cast the character with a headlining name. Otherwise, original Wedge actor Denis Lawson is still available for (and welcome to) the part. Surround Wedge with a crop of fresh-faced young stars and we would have something akin to Top Gun – only with Star Wars spaceships. Pretty awesome, right?

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When Han Met Chewie

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You can fold it into the already-rumored Han Solo origin film, or make it the focus of a movie all its own – either way, we need to see a story about the meeting and bonding of smuggler buddies Han Solo and Chewbacca.

He’s a Corellian roughneck with a heart of gold, and he’s a noble Wookiee warrior. Together, they’re the unstoppable, parsec-hopping duo that will one day help bring peace to the galaxy. But today, they’re on the run and just trying to complete their latest job. It’s hard out there for a smuggler…”

WHY IT WOULD WORK: This is the 48 Hrs./Rush Hour/21 Jump Street-style buddy action/comedy the Star Wars universe needs. Cast a wise-cracking actor as young Han Solo, throw in a bunch of semi-racist Wookiee jokes, a love interest, a semi-noble quest and a dash of Indiana Jones-style adventure, and you have the sort of hit film the whole family buys tickets for. (And big merchandising opportunities thereafter - Wookiee doll$, baby!)

BONUS: The opportunity to give Chewbacca his own starring role. ‘Nuff said.

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Yoda’s Seven Samurai

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It was recently rumored that Man of Steel director Zack Snyder was interested in doing a Star Wars film based on Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai (and its remake, Magnificent Seven). Around the same time, it was also rumored that a Yoda standalone film could be on the horizon. Our thought: Why separate those two ideas when they clearly go together like PB&J?

Do we need to know the origins of baby Yoda (a story that has remained mysterious throughout Star Wars lore)? No. What we NEED to see is how that most unlikely of little green men earned his status as a galatic hero and legend. Zack Snyder’s “Jedi Seven Samurai” could do just that, by showing us an instance where Yoda’s wisdom and strength bested insurmountable odds, distinguishing him as a true Jedi master and hero.

WHY IT WOULD WORK: It features one of the most beloved (and marketable) Star Wars characters, in a story whose themes and ideas are so relatable to everything that makes Jedi cool (discipline, honor, courage, willpower, sword skill). Jedi have always been intergalactic samurai – so why not give us a samurai epic with a sci-fi twist? It practically sells itself.

BONUS: You could also include characters like Mace Windu (Samuel L. Jackson) and other Jedi Council members in their (slightly) younger years, adding some nice familiar faces to the tale.

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What do YOU want to see?

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With so much Star Wars lore having been established via the expanded universe – and all those stories that passionate fans have been either writing down or kicking around their own heads for years – there are plenty of great ideas for Star Wars spin-off films that we haven’t touched upon here.

Be sure to share some of YOUR ideas with us in the comments.

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Star Wars Episode VII is aiming to be in theaters sometime in 2015.

Artwork Sources: Fanpop, Comic Vine, Paul  Youll, Mauricio Herrera (El-Grimlock)LucasFilm, Wookieepedia, Dark Horse Comics

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  1. It is not back far enough with knights of the old republic. Benn readin a bit about the early days of lightsabers, and i would realy like to see some from the days where lightsabers where invented and how they sith and jedi “stole” that tech from each other, developed it and learned to wield it despite it being tricky to say the least.
    The inventors of the teqniques to wield lightsabers, must realy be a sight. And ofc also the development from the power packs on the belt to the way we see them now as only a hilt. Cool times !

  2. Those who who could use the force, good or bad, before space travel existed…

  3. If they do make a movie about the Force Unleashed, they would have to use Samuel Witwer. After using his face and voice for both games, I don’t think it would bode well with fanboys to cast a different actor…

  4. Not sure if anyone mentioned this yet… but the Thrawn Trilogy would be sick! Or New Jedi Order, the story arc about Han & Leia’s kids.

  5. I’d love to see a Shadows of the Empire movie. And you could still include the OT characters. Just use the kind of animation they used for The Old Republic game trailers. Those were awesome, and while most likely costly, it would make for fantastic movies and you could have the original actors come in and just do voices (assuming Ford would do voice work).

  6. Death Troopers

  7. Purge…more Vader is all I care about

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  9. The darth Bane trilogy of novels were the best Star Wars books I ever read. It might be hard but if they could turn that into a movie”s” it could be awesome

    • I second this. The Darth Bane series is the best Star Wars ever written. I like it even better than the original films/stories by Lucas.

  10. X-wing would be fantastic, read that series about 5 times. Thrawn would be excellent. Children of the Jedi, odd and delving. Kotor, definite must, and or the Mandalorian Wars which lead up to Kotor. NJO would be epic but yeah NO WAY disney could pull it off. And for Fett, please to skip the twin engines of whatever; Bounty Hunter Wars would be far, far better in terms of story, depth, breadth, and fan-worship, as well as displaying just. how. good. he. really. is. The Han Solo trilogy (upbringing/ylesia/first love/slingshot into episode 4 would be magnificent. Personally though, I love the ancient sith. Go back and do the original great schism, hyperspace war, 100 years war, second great schism, discovery of the actual sith species and counter-attack. The brotherhood of darkness/Bane would be great as long as Bane is a huge part. Pretty much anything with true red-skinned sith and or anything with massive-epic sith armies.

  11. I do not want to see KOTOR as a movie. Cause you can’t do it. Its an RPG game, it will be really hard to make it.

    • You won’t anyway. Why does everyone keep on forgetting that no movie will be based on a pre-existing storyline? That doesn’t mean no movie will be made using the KOTOR era and characters, but neither the KOTOR games nor the comics will be adapted. I wish I could see the story of Zayne Carrick and Jarael on screen as it is one of the best EU stories I’ve ever read, but it just won’t happen.

  12. But def with Shadows, cause thats possible, and its possible.

  13. All of it, except for a few, sounds really good and interesting. The two I would LOVE to see is “Shadows of the Empire” and “Republic Commando”.

    • Again, won’t happen.

  14. Wraith Squadron instead of Rogue Squadron. A-Team, Mission Impossible & Top Gun all rolled into one epic Star Wars mash-up.

  15. I would love to see a story revolving around a previously unknown–or unknown to film at least–Jedi that survives Order 66 at the Jedi Temple, and how that Knight survives in hiding until Episode IV. The main character could be one of the children or teen Padawans, one that was missed by Vader’s slaughter. A Jedi having only been partially trained, given the abilities to use the force but not the moral compass to govern them, trying to survive in a hostile galaxy.

    • I agree. they did write a series though like the one you mentioned called the last of the jedi where obiwan mentors a young jedi and helps him survive while in exile. I forgot who he is but they had Boba Fett and Darth Vader in the series. they were pretty good books

  16. I’d go for The Force Unleashed, there’s a lot of room to expand on Vader after the conclusion of Revenge of the Sith. The death of his wife, being defeated and left to die by his former master. From HIS point of view, how would that affect his relationship with Starkiller? Would it give some insight relating to how he sees Luke later on? Seeing Sam Witwer as Starkiller in a live action setting would be perfect. Besides, who doesn’t want some dual-wielding light saber action?

  17. Ha ha ha Shadows of the empire as a movie? In a word: hell no. The set up and costume designs are CORNY.

    • That’s two words.

      • Good, 2 and 2 make five, now tell your mama you know things.

        • I know tone doesn’t translate well in writing (that is, for people who are used to be spoonfed dumbed-down stuff) but this was supposed to be a joke, pal. I’ll add a freakin’ smiley next time.

  18. Kofi Outlaw’s ideas are the very reason why the bottom has dropped out.

    • Do something that makes the imagination go beyond, instead of referring to the original trilogy. And do it with the same spirit as the 1977 movie. Stop pretending to make movies for a fan base that is not there.

      • Since when is there no Star Wars fan base? I must have missed a major reality shift because last time I checked, it was one of the most massively followed franchises.

        • I’m holstering my text-gun and going truce. What I meant is that, obviously, there’s a multi-generational fan base that exist, but it’s a fan base that consists of folks who clamor and demand the most pedestrian and mediocre efforts from all of these utterly bland authors who put such a tight, choking stranglehold on the franchise it’s staggering beyond belief.

          • Truce is good. Trigger-happy dudes don’t sit well with most people. Well, what do you know? Fans will be fans, and most of them willingly lock their brains away (when they have one) and throw the key in the deepest dungeon. Two words for proof: Justin. Bieber.

            • Unfortunately, George Lucas has been careless and much to controlling, and if the creator of one of the most exciting and imaginative visions to go forth into the sci-fi/fantasy genre in the tail end of the 20th century can slip up as he has, when others come hawking around to provide their ideas it falls quite short.

              All of those mind numbingly awful Expanded Universe crap and that’s including Alan Dean Foster and Timothy Zahn’s material AND Drew Karpashyn all seem blandly derivative, nothing at all like the imagination unbounded.

              • You can’t throw all of the EU in the same basket. There is truly appalling stuff but also great storylines. The KOTOR and Legacy comics are good examples of the latter, more interesting and way less dualistic than anything grandpa Georgie has come up with. The recent Agent of the Empire series is also along these lines. Those are the cream of the crop but in general, Dark Horse provides quality comics that explore various characters and thematics and it’s quite rare to feel disappointed by one of their series. It is to be noted that the best SW movie so far (ep. V) was neither written nor directed by Lucas, so it would be a mistake to dismiss any injection of fresh blood into the franchise.

                In fact, if Star Wars has become the thriving franchise it is now, it’s precisely because of all the added EU lore. Back in the days of the OT, what Lucas had actually defined was just a very small portion of what we sensed was a much bigger universe. Now the EU authors have filled in many of those blanks and Lucas had nothing to do with it. He didn’t even do most of the official approval himself but had continuity supervisors to do it for him.

                • I respect your viewpoint and that you and I are going to be on opposite sides of this matter of opinions.

                  • Huh, that’s it?! No arguments in favor of your viewpoint? Just a snobbish “agree to disagree” stance? Too bad, I was curious to know what you think Lucas could possibly have done better than John Ostrander (Legacy & Agent) and John Jackson Miller (KOTOR).

                    • It’s Lucas’ brainchild, I haven’t read any of those as I have read several EU type books and I had had enough of the drab approach.

                    • So you’re disagreeing just for the sake of it, without actually knowing what you’re talking about? Wow! Real mature. Also, Lucas sold his brainchild.

                • Agreed. The very REASON that Lucas made the new trilogy and why we’re now getting a third trilogy IS because of all of the EU books, that made Lucas realize just how popular Star Wars still was and how many fans have been DYING for more information and for the stories to continue.

                  I never read any non fiction books until I started reading Zahn’s “Heir to the Empire” trilogy. Before that I just read non fiction books on science, history, astronomy, physics, computers, medicine and the like.

                  I’ve gone on to read many other non fiction works that, until I experienced the pure joy of reading those stories, I would not have done.
                  I’m glad to know that I had my small part in convincing Lucas to make the new trilogies. Overall, I only found a few of the books to be really bad, especially the “Shield of lies” series, at least I think that was their names. The only thing I liked about those books, was the cool metallic looking colors on the cover of the books.. I kid you not. Otherwise, they were a total bore, way too drawn out, had no purpose and were the most painful 3 books to get through, and the only Star Wars books I’ve actually thrown out to date.

  19. Don’t get ahead of yourself, pretentious .

    • I don’t have any advice to take from a self-righteous hypocrite who doesn’t care to know the subject he’s talking about. You call me pretentious but it’s not me who gets ahead of myself with uninformed opinions. You’re like a child who refuses to eat a new food because he has decided he won’t like it though he hasn’t actually tasted it. You may think you hold the truth but you’re just deluding yourself.

      • Self-righteous hypocrite? Really? I already told you a lot of those, well actually all of those Expanded Universe stories, are crap and don’t have the allure, imagination unbounded as in the MOVIE of 1977. The books all seem to have a generic aspect.

        • You have no business talking about ALL of the EU when you’ve admitted you haven’t read some of its most interesting material. How much is several exactly? 3, 5, maybe 10 books? There are hundreds of novels and comics, not to mention the games and TV shows, and until you know them all, you don’t have the right to allow yourself to pass judgment on the whole EU, let alone compare its quality to Lucas’ work. Therefore I stand by what I said.

          Furthermore, as much as I love the original movie, I can assert, on the basis of actual facts and not just some random wishful thinking, that it was not the paragon of unbridled creativity you make it out to be. It was actually very heavily inspired by pre-existing fictional works (most prominently westerns, pulps, Flash Gordon, Dune, Akira Kurosawa’s The Hidden Fortress & Yojimbo, WW2 films The Dam Busters & 633 Squadron, Kubrick’s 2001, Metropolis and The Wizard of Oz) as well as real-life historical and legendary material (Hinduism, Taoism, Nazis, medieval chivalry and so on). All Lucas did was gather all these numerous bits and pieces. He didn’t even design the look of Star Wars himself. For educational purposes, I suggest you look further by googling “Star Wars sources”. You might learn a thing or two.

          • Let it go guys.

            • Well, everything was fine until he started repeatedly talking nonsense, so I felt a little education was necessary. It’s done, so now it’s up to him to choose if he wants to dwell in his own ignorance or elevate himself a bit.

  20. Obviously you spend more time playing video games than reading star wars books.

  21. Yes !! Just because the Death Star blows up and the Republic retakes the Capitol..the empire with all those battle ships just goes away? NO WAY.. There are lot’s of follow up stories…lots.. And I was never convinced that Xizor was dead.

  22. That painting does not inspire hope.

    • Y’know, all this talk about the EU and the VGs and stuff, and I still believe that Alan Dean Foster wrote one of the best non-film stories in the SW universe: Splinter of the Mind’s Eye. I know that there’s no way in hell that it will ever be made into a film, especially considering that it takes place during the original trilogy, but it was solid and well-written and was a perfect depiction for each of the characters.

      That’s all I have to say.

      • It was the first EU novel I read and still a HUGE favorite. I think it was a great idea and wished it would of been part of the original trilogy. At the time I was just glad to have a Star Wars novel, besides the ANH, that was any good. Those Bantam books weren’t even edited! So I hear you man. Great stuff. Must read for any SW fan.

      • It is corny and doesn’t carry itself in the manner of Star Wars.

  23. I really second having the Dark Forces series made into movieS. The characters are deep with complex personalities and of excellent material for both tragedy and comedy and the series boast an ok scenario and plot along with a nice array of Jedi powers (differentation between Neutral, Good and Evil powers) that expands as the siries progress, alongside with Kyle Katarn’s understanding and acceptance of his better side and the Force. Also, I am a total sucker for characters that like to escape from the oppresion of either side, good or evil, and get to follow their own choices!

  24. Hello! What is the namme off that blog template?

  25. I would have to also add the novel “The Courtship of Princess Leia” to the mix. This is, in my opinion and that of everyone I know that has read the book, one of THE single best Star Wars books to date.

    Even though the title makes it sound like something more for girls, like a Star Wars soap opera or such, it’s really about Han winning a planet called Dathomir in a card game in order to impress Leia, who is also being courted by Prince Isolder, a very tall, attractive and super wealthy Hapan.

    He then kidnaps her and takes her to a planet, which he later finds out is interdicted by the Victory class star destroyer in orbit, meaning that no one is allowed to leave the planet and they have no space worthy vessels.

    Worse, is the reason for the planet being interdicted. It turns out there is a race of very power force witches called the Nightsisters on the planet, one of whom, Gethzerion, is so powerful that even palpatine is afraid of her. The Millennium Falcon had crash landed after being damaged in a fight with a Nebulon B Frigate in orbit so they can’t just leave.

    Fortunately there is a smaller group of light side witches on the planet as well, who help to protect Han and Leia from the nightsisters who find out that there might be a ship, the Falcon, that they can possibly repair and use to get off the planet.

    Luke was able to track down the location of Han and Leia using the force and helps come to the rescue, but not after some of the best fight scenes and action yet written in all of the EU books. Also, Luke learns of a crashed Jedi training vessel called the Chunthor that has been on the planet for hundreds of years. He also learns that a 300+ year old witch named Mother Rell has something for Luke, training discs given to her for safekeeping by Yoda himself 300 years earlier.

    Lukes powers also jump to a whole new level after a near death experience as he learns that the force is not just an unconscious pure energy field, but that it’s a living spirit, a power that’s alive with a consciousness all it’s own.

    This book has numerous plot lines going through it and would make, IMO, one of the best stand alone Star Wars movies ever. It would be right up there with the Thrawn trilogy and could also easily be used as a launch pad for other stand alone movies, several other trilogies or both. It takes place only about 2 years after Return of the Jedi so it’s more than early enough in it’s time frame to take the rest of the movies in multiple directions at once.

    • Making a movie out of this book would be somewhat weird considering the original actors are returning in episode VII. When watching the movies chronologically, you would have Hamill/Ford/Fisher, then another trio of young actors, then Hamill/Ford/Fisher again! No good. It’s better to make your own movie in your mind while reading the book.

      • With the original actors, yea I agree that it would be hard due to their ages, but they are still coming back in the new movies anyway, and this would simply show, if they were going to actually have Han and Leia get together that is in marriage, how it call came about, how Luke was able to gain the knowledge of the Jedi that he never learned from Yoda and much more.

        Either way, the order of the actors you mentioned IS actually going to happen even without this book being made into a movie.

  26. MMM, only the videogame universe, there is another awesome history, Drath Bane, he was the one who destroyed the whole Sith order and all its masters and lords, and created the rule of two and its a great point of view from the dark side users

  27. you would rather see darth bain dude was a nut

  28. In my opinion I would love to see the storyline of Han and Leia’s kids mainly their son Jacen, his journey growing up being trained by his uncle Luke Skywalker and eventually becoming a Sith.

  29. Two words: Darth Bane.

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