‘Star Wars’ Spinnoff Films Will Be Origin Stories

‘Star Wars’ Spinnoff Films Will Be Origin Stories
Germain Lussier - /Film

Fans have spent so much time focusing on what’s going to happen with J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars Episode VII, we’ve all but ignored the 2016 Star Wars film. Not Episode VIII mind you — that’ll likely be in 2017. In 2016, we’ll get a Star Wars spinoff movie, written and produced by either Lawrence Kasdan or Simon Kinberg. Each writer is working on a film that’ll focus on a specific Star Wars character; we’ve known these spin-off movies are meant to be released between episodes of the new trilogy. Possible characters rumored for these films are Yoda, Han Solo or Boba Fett.

If that’s true though, which stories will we see on screen? At a recent Disney investor conference, chief financial officer Jay Rasulo referred to those movies not as “spin-offs,” but as “origin story films.”

The characters being rumored and discussed as staring in these spinnoff films are Bobba Fett, Yoda, and Han Solo. Obviously Han Solo is the only possiblity for doing a setting that would be after Return of the Jedi. Yoda died during ROTJ, as did Bobba Fett. So, films featuring either of them would need to take place prior to that. Yoda probably has the most potential. How did he get to be such a great Jedi. He was 900 years old in ROTJ, there’s a lot of ground that could be covered.

I’m least interested in a Bobba Fett story. Seriously, who cares.

Han Solo, on the other hand, could be intersting.

One thing is clear though: WE NEED A JAR JAR BINKS ORIGIN STORY! /sarcasm