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12.16.2016by: Alex Maidy

Top 10 Star Wars Spin-offs We Want To See

ROGUE ONE hits theaters everywhere today and gives the world their first standalone entry in the STAR WARS universe. We already know a Han Solo standalone film is coming next but there are so many potential stories in George Lucas' fictional universe that are worth seeing told on the big screen. Here is our ranking of the top ten stories we want to see as standalone tales in the STAR WARS universe. If you disagree with our picks or have an idea we missed, let us know in the talk backs below.

#10 - Another galaxy

George Lucas' original version of STAR WARS was very different than the film we got in 1977. It has been published in comic book form and shows us a different galaxy far, far away. While all of the events of the Skywalker saga take place within a single galaxy, what would another distinct galaxy appear like? Creating an alternate galaxy to explore could prove very cool and give Lucasfilm the chance to break out of the confines of the canon they have become accustomed to.

#9 - Yoda

We have heard that this spin-off has been in development and it has been received with mixed fanfare. Some would love to see more of the little, green Jedi master. Others think we already saw too much in the prequels. But, little is actually known about Yoda's backstory or species and seeing how he became the legend he is would make for a cool story.

#8 - Droids

The animated series focused on the droid characters was about as well regarded as the Ewoks cartoon. But, with all of the advancements made to bring BB-8 to life and the buzz surrounding K2-SO in ROGUE ONE, a spin-off focused solely on the robotic characters in STAR WARS could be cool. I for one want to see a Lobot spin-off but that may be just me.

#7 - Underworld

The cancelled Underworld video game teased an exploration of the seedy side of Coruscant hinted at in ATTACK OF THE CLONES. There is an entire element to the STAR WARS galaxy that we never see. If ROGUE ONE can take out favorite space opera and turn it into a gritty war epic, why can't we get a MEAN STREETS or GOODFELLAS set on the capital of the former Republic? I would love to see that movie.

#6 - Obi-wan

Ewan McGregor is by far the best part of the prequels. Taking Alec Guinness' portrayal and taking the action up a notch, McGregor immortalized the Jedi master. The actor has already said he is game to play Ben Kenobi again so why not give us the spin-off we want? Set it on Tatooine in the years between REVENGE OF THE SITH and A NEW HOPE and there are countless possibilities for adventures with the old hermit.

#5 - The Knights of Ren

I think THE FORCE AWAKENS intentionally kept the origins of the Knights of Ren vague because they want to explore it in future films. If the mysterious upstart from the remnants of the Sith is not delved into during Episode VIII or IX, it would be prime material for a solo adventure (pun intended). Adam Driver could play the same role and show us how he fell to the Dark Side.

#4 - Stormtroopers

THE FORCE AWAKENS showed us the face under a stormtrooper helmet for the first time and revealed that these are not clones but rather brainwashed humans drafted from around the galaxy. This would make for a perfect chance to give the world STAR WARS: FULL METAL JACKET. Show us the troops through a different lens and maybe we won't feel so bad about their awful aim.

#3 - The Old Republic

The fan favorite video game has explored an ancient era of STAR WARS mythology that people have clamored to see turned into a movie. The animated REBELS and CLONE WARS series have dipped a bit into the legends and history of the galaxy but we have yet to get a full blown origin story. This could be a standalone that turns into the next episodic saga once Skywalker story comes to a close.

#2 - Mandalorian Civil War

Maybe I am the only one who doesn't want a Boba Fett standalone film, but that is because there is so much more to the Mandalorians than just one bounty hunter. The Jango Fett storyline from the prequels kind of killed any desire to show us more of Boba, but the history of the Mandalorian Civil War would make for a nice follow-up to ROGUE ONE. The battle sequences illustrated in comic book form are perfect storyboards to bring this dark chapter in STAR WARS history to life.

#1 - Rise of the Sith

Like The Old Republic storyline, the legends of how the Sith split from the Jedi is a story worth exploring. We know of the long standing battle between the dark and the light of The Force, but we have never seen the tale of where these powers come from. I am not talking midichlorians but rather the tales of Darth Plageuis and Darth Revan. While they are not part of canon, there is definitely a worthy tale to be explored in the annals of STAR WARS history.

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9:56AM on 12/19/2016

Disney should tread lightly

I think that Disney should be careful with the spinoff stuff. While some of these would be cool to see (personally, I would love an Obi-Wan movie), I think Disney could burn out the Star Wars name by releasing too many movies within a short amount of time. One movie a year? That's too much. Don't get me wrong; I'm a HUGE Star Wars fan. But I'm also afraid that the inundation of movies may have a negative effect in the long run. I don't have to see a story for everything. It's okay to leave some
I think that Disney should be careful with the spinoff stuff. While some of these would be cool to see (personally, I would love an Obi-Wan movie), I think Disney could burn out the Star Wars name by releasing too many movies within a short amount of time. One movie a year? That's too much. Don't get me wrong; I'm a HUGE Star Wars fan. But I'm also afraid that the inundation of movies may have a negative effect in the long run. I don't have to see a story for everything. It's okay to leave some things to the imagination.
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9:17AM on 12/19/2016

Do you even know Star Wars?!!

Stormtrooper movie? We've already had a series about this! It was called the Clone Wars! Jango Fetts storyline did NOT spoil Boba's! He was still a kid! We haven't seen anything of his story yet!
Another galaxy? What? Yeah lets make a film outside of the Star Wars galaxy! Wait...er that would not be Star Wars then would it?!
Oh and by the way the video game was called 1313 - Underworld was the shelved TV series! The only thing you got right that fans want to see is the Obi Wan movie.
Geez
Stormtrooper movie? We've already had a series about this! It was called the Clone Wars! Jango Fetts storyline did NOT spoil Boba's! He was still a kid! We haven't seen anything of his story yet!
Another galaxy? What? Yeah lets make a film outside of the Star Wars galaxy! Wait...er that would not be Star Wars then would it?!
Oh and by the way the video game was called 1313 - Underworld was the shelved TV series! The only thing you got right that fans want to see is the Obi Wan movie.
Geez man go back to watching Dr Who!
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8:49AM on 12/19/2016
A Chewbacca Origins film, all Wookiee cast, in the Wookiee language with no subtitles.
A Chewbacca Origins film, all Wookiee cast, in the Wookiee language with no subtitles.
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4:51PM on 12/18/2016
Ewoks vs Jawas. haha.
Ewoks vs Jawas. haha.
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2:16PM on 12/16/2016
The Han Solo film will ideally be a heist movie and I thought a Boba Fett movie had already been sort of confirmed as the next spin-off after that. There's potential there and it would certainly be a missed opportunity not to include an ensemble of other Bounty Hunters.

After that the one I really want to see is an Obi Wan movie. But it has to be done right, think of a more arthousy movie about a broken man trying to grapple with his own failures. Liam Neeson could briefly feature as
The Han Solo film will ideally be a heist movie and I thought a Boba Fett movie had already been sort of confirmed as the next spin-off after that. There's potential there and it would certainly be a missed opportunity not to include an ensemble of other Bounty Hunters.

After that the one I really want to see is an Obi Wan movie. But it has to be done right, think of a more arthousy movie about a broken man trying to grapple with his own failures. Liam Neeson could briefly feature as a ghost giving his former apprentice guidance as he searches for inner peace. the other thing that would be great is if he fought with a stick or something and refused to ever draw the lightsaber until forced to do so at the end of the film.

This recent fan made trailer is a pretty good representation of what I'm talking about.
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2:23PM on 12/16/2016
I would say after that don't make any more connected to the original trilogy. Give us new stories hundreds of years removed from them. I like the above suggestion of exploring the origins of the Jedi and the Sith. A sort of religiosity allegory about the original turn to evil.
I would say after that don't make any more connected to the original trilogy. Give us new stories hundreds of years removed from them. I like the above suggestion of exploring the origins of the Jedi and the Sith. A sort of religiosity allegory about the original turn to evil.
2:05PM on 12/16/2016

None of these.

I don't even want to see a Boba Fett movie.
I'm actually not sure what I would want to see as a Spin-off movie. Rogue One had one of the few things I was interested in seeing.
I don't even want to see a Boba Fett movie.
I'm actually not sure what I would want to see as a Spin-off movie. Rogue One had one of the few things I was interested in seeing.
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11:50AM on 12/16/2016
Chirrut ╬mwe Origins. Donnie Yen nailed it. I'd love to learn more about his life and blindness prior to Rogue.
Chirrut ╬mwe Origins. Donnie Yen nailed it. I'd love to learn more about his life and blindness prior to Rogue.
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11:06AM on 12/16/2016
Nobody want's to see most of those. Obi Wan, The Old Republic and Boba Fett are the ones most want. How do you not put Boba Fett on your list? Fuck a Mandalorian movie. Sith movie at #1? What is wrong with you? A droid movie? What a stupid fucking list.
Nobody want's to see most of those. Obi Wan, The Old Republic and Boba Fett are the ones most want. How do you not put Boba Fett on your list? Fuck a Mandalorian movie. Sith movie at #1? What is wrong with you? A droid movie? What a stupid fucking list.
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