Star Wars Character’s That Deserve Origin Movies

Well, after the announcement of the seventh film in the Star Wars franchise, we later learned that Disney is planning on releasing origin films as well. We’ll be exploring the past of many of our favorite characters from some of the most popular films in history. But who deserves to get the spotlight? It’s definitely hard to choose, unless Disney is planning on picking every apple from the tree.

With rumors still swirling around there have been a few names thrown out, Han Solo and Yoda in particular, I thought it’d be fun to see who else should get a shot at an origin film. So here’s my hopefuls for the future films.

Boba Fett

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You saw this coming. Arguably the most popular character in the Star Wars franchise, Boba Fett deserves to have the rest of his story told. After Jango Fett’s head was sent rolling by Mace Windu’s lightsaber it was implied that from then on Boba would take on the mantle of his father. Most fans were unsatisfied with his Attack of the Clones origin, including myself, but it’s there so let’s just move on and fill in what happens between then and Return of the Jedi. You don’t become the galaxy’s best bounty hunter overnight.

Mace Windu

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The most badass Jedi of them all. If they let Samuel L. Jackson cuss in Star Wars he might even cooler. He got to flex his skill a little bit in Attack of the Clones but other than that it was just stern talks and an eventual bath in lightning from Palpatine. Mace Windu is one of the most powerful voices on the Jedi Council, only second to Yoda really. I’m wondering what makes him so respected? He’s obviously been through a lot to get to the position that he was in. Traversing through his past and seeing him evolve into the Jedi that he became would be intriguing in every sense of the word.

Lando Calrissian

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Lando, the Cloud City player. He definitely has a wild past. He wasn’t always in an executive position as the Baron of Cloud City. Let’s see some of the crazy hijinks he’s taken part in, some of which involves Han Solo, a character his past is compared to and unfortunately lost the Millenium Falcon to.We already know that he’s one hell of a pilot after we saw him take out the Death Star as captain of the Millenium Falcon. It’s easy to see he’s been around the block a few times. Let’s see what else can this guy do?

Wedge Antilles

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Even though Luke got most of the praise when the Death Star was destroyed, Wedge Antilles, was still one of the most significant factors in the success of its destruction. The extraordinary starfighter pilot was one of the more influential pieces in the fall of the Empire leading the Rogue Squadron into its attack to end the operations of the Galactic Empire once and for all. During both attacks on the Death Star, Wedge was always one of the few to break out safely. It’d be nice to explore his past and development as the Rebel Alliance’s best pilot.

Darth Maul

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Last time we saw Darth Maul he was split in two. But when we first saw him…holy s**t. He was the coolest thing. That neon red, double-bladed light saber was like a fly zapper for everyone in the theater. We were drawn right to him. Before his demise to Obi-Wan, we barely even heard him say ten words. Someone with Darth Maul’s ability certainly has a story behind it.I’m sure Qui-Gon Jinn wasn’t the only Jedi to fall to the virtuosity of the young Sith. His story could also shed light on the Sith themselves who also remain in the shadows for most of the Star Wars saga.

Palpatine/Darth Sidious

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The Sith Lord, Palpatine, should be near the top of everyone’s greatest villain’s list. He’s the reason for the demise and corruption of some of our our favorite characters that it’s impossible not to hate this guy. Still, we just have to find out more about him. Little hints about his origin have been placed here and there but nothing close enough to connect the dots. No one’s that evil from the beginning, everyone starts somewhere and we need to know why.

Chewbacca

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Just to show the big guy some love. Although most of the movie might be taken up by roars and groans, this guy is just pure fun. It’d be great to see how he crossed paths with someone like Han Solo who eventually became his best friend and partner in crime.

Han Solo

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With some reservation, I’d like to see a Han Solo origin film, but I just don’t want to see them mess up this character. Besides being the hot shot pilot with the ship that can get through the “Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs”, Han Solo is an ace smuggler, traveling all around the galaxy and getting into all kinds of trouble. You can’t help but wonder what kind.

Yoda

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Yoda’s history, from what we know, is still pretty fuzzy. The greatest Jedi of all and we hardly know anything about him? That’s a crime in itself. His power is touched upon in the prequels, but even then Yoda wasn’t in his prime, although he could still hold his own with the best of them.

Jar Jar Binks

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Totally kidding. Please don’t ever think I would even suggest this. I’m disappointed that even the slightest thought crossed my mind. I’m sorry.

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