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12.18.2015by: Alex Maidy
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Top 10 Star Wars Legends We Want To See On The Big Screen

Today marks the day fans across the globe will all get the chance to see J.J. Abrams' STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS. Ushering in a new chapter in the STAR WARS canon, we now have a whole new universe of characters and stories to tell. The former expanded universe of Legends tales also boasts countless characters worth bringing to the big screen and we have compiled a list of the ten we want to see join the main canon. Let us know if we missed anyone by commenting in the talk backs below.

#10 - Prince Xizor

The featured villain in Shadows of the Empire, Xizor presented both a challenge to Luke Skywalker while also being an adversary for Darth Vader. A reptilian alien with the ability to secrete pheremones, Xizor was a deadly gangster and leader of the Black Sun crime syndicate. While his physical appearance was a lot like Goro from Mortal Kombat, he would make a very cool visual presence on the big screen.

#9 - Darth Malak

The primary villain in the Knights of the Old Republic, Malak was Darth Revan's apprentice but turned against his Master to become the Dark Lord of the Sith. Malak represents a much more physical foe than we are used to seeing from the Sith but also represents an era in Star Wars history we have yet to see on the big screen.

#8 - Jorus C’boath

Jorus and his evil clone Joruus are some of the most divisive characters in the Legends stories. While the Thrawn novels are amongst the most beloved Star Wars novels of all time, Jorus is both loved and hated by fans. While originally intended to be an evil clone of Obi-wan Kenobi, the character instead became his own Master Jedi and pawn in Grand Admiral Thrawn's plans. Maybe a future feature film could create an evil Obi-wan or we could see the beloved Thrawn stories hit the big screen.

#7 - Dash Rendar

The hero of Shadows of the Empire, Rendar is one of the few non-Jedi heroes to make a lasting impact in the extended Star Wars universe. A smuggler and mercenary, Rendar goes toe to toe with Prince Xizor while also having direct interaction with both Lando Calrissian and Princess Leia. The character shares a lot of similarities with Han Solo but could easily be worked into any number of big screen adventures.

#6 - Nom Anor

The alien race Yuuzhan Vong are to the STAR WARS universe what the Borg are to STAR TREK. Originating outside of the galaxy, the Yuuzhan Vong are a warrior race responsible for murdering billions. In the post-Empire universe, Nom Anor represents the figurehead known as the Executor for the Yuuzhan Vong and one of the most bizarre and evil bad guys in any Star Wars tale. Once the First Order story concludes on the big screen, I would love to see this skull-faced villain as the next opponent for the Jedi and the Resistance.

#5 - Darth Revan

The "hero" of the Knights of the Old Republic games, Revan is a Jedi padawan turned Sith Lord who battles both sides of the Force in what leads up to the creation of the Republic. While Revan's face mask shares a lot in common with Kylo Ren, his story is still unique enough that he would make for a great big screen tale. I wonder if Lucasfilm will ever explore the ancient days of the Old Republic, but if they do I hope they use Revan as the centerpiece.

#4 - Kyle Katarn

The protagonist of the Jedi Knight video game series, Kyle Katarn is a former Imperial Stormtrooper turned Jedi Knight. Trained under Luke Skywalker and teacher to Mara Jade, Katarn is more of a template character that allows video game players to experience the world of Star Wars. His physical similarities have been used in the animated character Kanan Jarrus while his origin story seems similar to that of Finn in THE FORCE AWAKENS. While that may prohibit him from being featured in a film, never say never.

#3 - Jacen and Jaida Solo

With THE FORCE AWAKENS erasing the next generation of Skywalkers and Solos, we may never see the epic lives of Jacen and Jaida as they become purveyors of the Force. The New Jedi Order stories may not appear on the big screen, but hopefully some of the plot twist and turns involving these characters will be built into the stories of Finn, Rey, and Kylo Ren.

#2 - Thrawn

Grand Admiral Thrawn is the bad guy to end all bad guys. After Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine, Thrawn represents the most significant non-Force powered character to do battle with the Skywalkers or Rebel Alliance. He is a military genius and a cold-blooded dictator who steps into the shoes of the Emperor to lead the fight against Luke Skywalker and the burgeoning New Republic. If there is any villain that needs to be translated to the film saga, it is Thrawn.

#1 - Mara Jade

Until Rey, STAR WARS has been lacking in strong female characters. In fact, there has never been a STAR WARS film to show a main female character using a lightsaber. Mara Jade's turn from Empire to Jedi warrior and wife of Luke Skywalker has been one of the most significant and best elements of the extended universe. Even if every other Legends plot or character is never brought into the official canon, Mara Jade has to be the exception. She is strong-willed, powerful, beautiful, and kicks all sort of ass; everything that makes STAR WARS great.

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9:05AM on 12/19/2015
Thrawn was a great follow-up to Darth Vader: a calculating military genius able to predict the Republic's moves and outmaneuver them. I'd love to see him on the big screen, especially as the New Order seem to be a bit sloppy. And yes, Mara Jade is easily the best extended-universe new character. But if they ever bring in the Yuuzhan Vong, I'm out. They were anti-Star Wars in every way.
Thrawn was a great follow-up to Darth Vader: a calculating military genius able to predict the Republic's moves and outmaneuver them. I'd love to see him on the big screen, especially as the New Order seem to be a bit sloppy. And yes, Mara Jade is easily the best extended-universe new character. But if they ever bring in the Yuuzhan Vong, I'm out. They were anti-Star Wars in every way.
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3:38AM on 12/19/2015
"[...] but hopefully some of the plot twist and turns involving these characters will be built into the stories of Finn, Rey, and Kylo Ren." It seems likely.
"[...] but hopefully some of the plot twist and turns involving these characters will be built into the stories of Finn, Rey, and Kylo Ren." It seems likely.
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3:34AM on 12/19/2015
The New Jedi Order series is an amazing series and brings the story in very different grounds, as it is very dark and despaired. I would have prefered a story like this one for The Force Awaken rather that the weak story that was offered to us by Abrams (don't make me wrong, I love the new characters, I just don't like what is happening to them).
The New Jedi Order series is an amazing series and brings the story in very different grounds, as it is very dark and despaired. I would have prefered a story like this one for The Force Awaken rather that the weak story that was offered to us by Abrams (don't make me wrong, I love the new characters, I just don't like what is happening to them).
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12:11PM on 12/18/2015
It's Jaina, not Jaida.
It's Jaina, not Jaida.
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11:30AM on 12/18/2015
The Thrawn trilogy and all characters involved deserve to be made into its own set of movies, but isn't this all kinda pointless since its official that none of this is canon now? I guess it would be nice if they created similar characters, but Mara Jade is pretty perfect just the way she is.
The Thrawn trilogy and all characters involved deserve to be made into its own set of movies, but isn't this all kinda pointless since its official that none of this is canon now? I guess it would be nice if they created similar characters, but Mara Jade is pretty perfect just the way she is.
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11:25AM on 12/18/2015
Thrawn would be #1 on my list. While I'm a fan of Mara Jade too, Thrawn would have been a perfect villain for the new films. There is no reason why Gen. Hux in the First Order couldn't have been Admiral Thrawn instead
Thrawn would be #1 on my list. While I'm a fan of Mara Jade too, Thrawn would have been a perfect villain for the new films. There is no reason why Gen. Hux in the First Order couldn't have been Admiral Thrawn instead
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