Ain’t it Cool News claims Disney are planning to produce a series of stand-alone Star Wars films to accompany the next trilogy. The first of these spin-offs is said to focus on everyone’s favourite green Jedi, Yoda, while other characters rumoured for the stand-alone treatment include Boba Fett and Jabba the Hutt.
Here’s the scoop from Ain’t it Cool News
Well, to start with they’re going to focus on established characters and do solo films, no, not necessarily Han Solo films, but well, fuck it… The first Stand Alone film is going to center upon YODA. At this stage specifics are sparse, but Kathleen Kennedy is putting together a STAR WARS slate… I’m wildly curious for more details on the YODA film – would this be a young or old YODA tale?
Knowing that Lucasfilm is doing a series of stand alone character features… I wonder if Joe Johnston has pitched Kennedy his stand alone BOBA FETT film he was talking about after the release of Captain America. Hmmmmm… Now, let’s chase after YODA details… Where’s FRANK OZ? Giggle. Gotta love chasing STAR WARS stories! Oh – and I’ve also heard tale of a JABBA story that Lucas has floated to some of his buddies. But word is YODA is first.
Seeing as all three of those characters are dead it seems that the Star Wars franchise will embark on a series of unnecessary origins movies to fill the void between episodes seven, eight and nine.
Yoda is undoubtedly a more commercially viable option than Boba Fett or Jabba the Hutt, but that doesn’t mean that there is an overwhelming demand for a character origins movie, especially as his death in The Empire Strikes Back was anti-climactic at best.
J. J. Abrams recently confirmed that he will direct Star Wars: Episode VII.