10 Characters who deserve “Star Wars Stories” before Boba Fett

Boba Fett is grumpy about this article

Please note that this post contains spoilers for Solo: A Star Wars Story, as well as a smattering of other Star Wars films and TV Series. Proceed at your own risk.

On the day Solo: A Star Wars Story debuted in theaters, The Hollywood Reporter broke a pretty big story about the future of Star Wars standalone films. Fan-favorite Bounty hunter Boba Fett is getting his own movie, and director James Mangold is in talks to be at the helm.

While I’m a big fan of Mangold (in fact, I referenced one of his movies in my previous post about Kenobi), I’m not a huge fan of this whole “Boba Fett movie” idea. Frankly, Boba Fett has always been a fairly one-dimensional character. His role in the original trilogy was pretty much to stand there and look cool, and the little bit we did learn about the character’s history in Attack of the Clones was met with derision by fans.

I think Boba Fett is just better as background presence, surrounded by an aura of mystery. The less we know about him, the cooler he is. If Lucasfilm really wants to spin familiar Star Wars characters off into their own movies, I think they can do better. Here’s 10 canon Star Wars characters who I think deserve their own standalone movies before Boba Fett. Continue reading “10 Characters who deserve “Star Wars Stories” before Boba Fett”

The Case for Kenobi: A Star Wars Story

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Ah, General Kenobi.

We’ve been hearing rumors for years now that an Obi-Wan Kenobi movie will happen under Lucasfilm’s line of “A Star Wars Story” spin-off films. Actor Ewan MacGregor has expressed a desire to return and has a good relationship with Lucasfilm’s Jedi Masters at the Walt Disney Company. The only thing we seem to be waiting on is an official announcement from Lucasfilm themselves.

While most Star Wars fans seem to be onboard with the idea, I do hear naysayers pop up from time to time. I’ve heard a few arguments as to why there shouldn’t be an Obi-Wan Kenobi movie, but by far the biggest is that there would be nothing interesting there to explore. “He’s just hiding out on Tatooine during the two decades between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope” they say. “There’s no dramatic potential there” they say.

I’m going to tell you why this argument is wrong. Continue reading “The Case for Kenobi: A Star Wars Story”