That's right folks! I couldn't believe it either when I first read this over the 'net a while ago. Disney's CEO, Bob Iger told this piece of news to CNBC through an interview that their screenwriters are currently writing spinoff movies for certain Star Wars characters in addition to the three (3) sequels they have planned and announced some months ago.
Wow! Disney is really taking charge and expanding the franchise beyond the traditional main 'trilogy-only' formula. Great news indeed! Now here's our chance to learn more about previously screentime-deprived-yet-popular characters from the Star Wars universe.
Here's who I'd like to see the spinoff movies to be based on (in no particular order):
1) Boba Fett!!! - we all know how he LOOKS like, but what the heck happened between AOTC (Episode II) and ESB?
2) Yoda - come on.....we know NOTHING about his race or home planet. Nuff said.
3) Darth Maul - maybe they can expand on the storyline told through the Clone Wars cartoon
4) Han Solo - tell us more about his time as an Imperial cadet right up till he decided to switch allegiance to....errr....himself!
5) Jabba the Hutt - any backstory on a villain is downright cool.....anytime!
6) Darth Vader - tell us more about the 'purge of the Jedi' era!
So tell me, which SW characters would YOU like to see in a standalone Star Wars spinoff movie on his/her own?
Read about the announcement as it originally appeared on CNBC's page and watch the Bob Iger interview too while you're at it.