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Top 10 Star Wars Characters That Should Have Their Own Movies

After Disney bought LucasFilm and announced their plans for Star Wars 7, 8, 9, new Star Wars movies are imminent and well enough under way. However, they also announced that there would also be Star Wars spin-offs every starting as early as 2016. Here is my list of the characters that in my opinion should have their own movie.

 

10. Master Yoda

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Yoda is one of the oldest characters in the entire Star Wars saga and one of the most powerful to have ever lived. He’s approximately two thousand years old, so there’s plenty of history that can go along with such a lifespan. A Yoda spin-off movie could be a great concept, if executed right. There’s also the CGI to worry about, but in the capable hands it could be awesome.

Fear leads to anger; anger leads to hate; hate leads to suffering.-Master Yoda

 

9.Darth Malgus

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Darth Malgus is a character from The Old Republic and is responsible for the attack on Coruscant and the sacking of the Jedi Temple. He attacked the Jedi with entire Sith army which would be a great action scene in a Star Wars movie plus the Old Republic is such an interesting era in Star Wars.

You we’re deceived. And now, your Republic shall fall. –Darth Malgus

 

8. Han Solo

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Now, this is what I’m the most hesitant about. Han Solo should, and needs to have his own movie. But the casting of the actor that plays him is what’s critical for this to work. I’ve always thought that the character is bigger than the actor and Hollywood has proven that theory time and again and if you get the right person than you can have a great movie. It would be great to see how Han and Chewie met, how Han and Lando became friends and how he won the millennium Falcon from Lando and how he operated when he was still a smuggler before he joined the alliance. And we could see some more dealings and what happened behind the scenes with Jabba the Hutt. There’s a series of books in the expanded universe that tells the story of Han Solo and I think that’s the story of Han that needs to be told on screen. Han Solo is not only the coolest character in the entire Star Wars Saga, he’s one of the best there ever was.

“Look, I ain’t in this for your revolution, and I’m not in this for you, Princess. I expect to be well paid. I’m in for the money.” –Han Solo

 

7. Revan

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A character created in the expanded universe, Revan has become an important part of the Old Republic thanks to Drew Karpyshin’s novel. Revan played pivotal roles as both Jedi and Sith during the Mandolorian wars and the Jedi civil War.  Revan and his friend Malak followed the trail of a mysterious Sith influence on the Mandolorian Wars to the Unknown Regions, where the two discovered a reconstituted empire and we’re turned to the dark side of the force by The Sith Emperor. I think that Revan lives in fascinating era of the Star Wars saga, during the Old Republic, which is thousands of years before the movies. Revan would be a great character to adapt to screen and always be drawing the line between good and evil.

“I don’t know your name, but I take it up your cause. I will not remove your mask until there is justice—until the Mandolorians have been defeated once and for all. So swears… Revan!” –Revan 

 

6. Obiwan Kenobi

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There is a big period of thirty years between Revenge of the Sith and A new hope. What did Obiwan Kenobi do on Tatoine during all that time when Luke grew up? How did he cope with Anakin’s turn to the dark side? How did he get the name Ben? On what missions did he go on? These are all great questions that need to be answered. Ewan McGregor was arguably one of the best parts of the Star Wars prequels and I thought that he was great as Obiwan, not counting the horrible dialogue that he had to say. I would love to see him reprise his role as Obiwan.

“I took it upon myself to train him as a Jedi. I thought that I could instruct him just as well as Yoda. I was wrong.”-Obiwan

 

5. Darth Bane

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Created in the expanded universe, Darth Bane is a very powerful Sith Lord that lived 1000 years before the Star Wars movies. He resurrected the Sith order after what he saw was a corrupted empire, with power sprung over too many individuals. He then decided to create “the rule of two” which limited the power to a Sith lord and an apprentice, which is what created the entire philosophy behind the Sith. Darth Bane would be a fascinating character to adapt to the big screen and it would also be the first time that a Star Wars movie would have the lead character as a Sith Lord which I find intriguing.

“I am the Dark Lord that will restore the Sith to Glory. They call me, Bane.” –Darth Bane

 

3. Boba Fett

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One of the coolest characters in the entire Star Wars saga even though he never speaks a word, Boba Fett is one of the most feared bounty hunters in all the galaxy. He’s evil and cares only about money. He’s also one of the empire’s most trusted servants and was the one of the first of the bounty hunters to be recruited by Darth Vader to find the Millenium Falcon. It would be great to see another side of the Star Wars universe that would have a sort of a gangster and crime feel to it. The character is clouded in mystery which is what makes him so fascinating.

“There will be a substantial reward for the one who finds the Millennium Falcon. You are free to use any methods necessary, but I want them alive. No disintegration.” –Darth Vader spoken to Boba Fett

 

3. The Emperor

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One of the best bad guys in film history, the emperor is the face of evil in all of the Star Wars movies. He’s manipulative, smart and a complete deceiver. He also had a mentor, called Darth Plagueis whom could save other people from death. It would be interesting to see how Palpatine became a Sith and how they we’re able to stay hidden for so long and see him train his other apprentices, like Darth Maul, who was cool as hell but very little is known about him and got killed off way too quickly; as well as Count Dooku and ultimately Darth Vader.

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 “Darth Plagueis was a Dark Lord of the Sith so powerful and so wise, he could use the Force and influence the midi-chlorians to create life. He had such knowledge of the dark side; he could even keep the ones he cared about from dying.” –Palpatine

 

2. Admiral Thrawn

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Arguably the best character created in the expanded universe, Admiral Thrawn is the best villain in the Star Wars universe after Vader and The Emperor. He’s smart, methodical and the rightful heir to the empire. He’s also the only alien that succeeded in leading the ranks in a very racist empire. Timothy Zahn, the greatest author of Star Wars we’ve ever known, has brought this character to life so perfectly. The Thrawn trilogy is one of the best trilogies ever written and Admiral Thrawn absolutely deserves to be in the new Star Wars canon.

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“History is on the move. Those who cannot keep up will be left behind, to watch from a distance. And those who stand in our way will not watch at all.” –Admiral Thrawn

 

1. Mara Jade

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Mara Jade is a character from the Star Wars expanded universe, also from The Thrawn Trilogy created by Timorthy Zahn, and she serves as The Emperor’s hand and as a secret agent from The Empire. She performed secret missions that only he knew about and despises Luke Skywalker in the beginning for having destroyed the Empire, before she starts falling in love with him and marries him and they have their first child together called Ben Skywalker. I think it would be fascinating to see on what missions The Emperor sent her on and what training she had to go through before she became Luke’s wife.

I’m a fighter. I’ve always been a fighter. The few times that I have been at leisure, I’ve been miserable. I want challenges, I crave them. –Mara Jade

Well, guys, there you have it. Hope you guys liked my list and let me know in the comments below which Star Wars characters should have their own movies.

2 Comments

  1. Stéphanie

    February 27, 2014 - 3:20 am
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    I second Master Yoda and ObiWan. How about the Joker too?

    • Stéphanie

      February 27, 2014 - 3:37 am
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      And no, The Joker is not in Star Wars, I know… I was just playing ”Which villain should have their own movie” game.

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