Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Rumor: The First Stand-Alone ‘Star Wars’ Film Will Center on Yoda

From slashfilm [excerpt], Over the years there has been no shortage of speculation about what characters might end up being the center of a Star Wars film that focused on the history of one character, rather than the big ensemble. Boba Fett was always a fan-favorite choice, before the prequels took some of the air out of the character’s sails. As of a year ago, Joe Johnston still wanted to make a movie oriented around everyone’s favorite helmeted bounty hunter.

Robert Rodriguez has expressed his own interest in a Han Solo movie, and there is a grand list of characters that could be explored in films with an individual focus. Now we hear more news that Kathleen Kennedy and LucasFilm are definitely prepping a solo film or two, and that the first will center on Yoda. Could this be what Lawrence Kasdan is writing?

AICN says “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.” Harry writes the piece, but doesn’t have details other than that exclamation. Will this be Yoda as seen in the original trilogy, or the prequels, or in some other point in his life?

Harry also teases the idea of a Jabba the Hut story — and that would be interesting, as there’s a Han Solo-ish film to be made in which Jabba comes to power, perhaps — but there’s nothing big to rely on there, either.


Johnny Sweatpants said...

Pleased I am not. Yoda annoyed me in the prequels, particularly when he squinted his eyes as if to try and take in the gravity of the situation. CGI or not - he's an over-emoter!

Octopunk said...

Yoda and Jabba, I see. Apparently it's too much to ask for a movie centered on a human character, which is weird, because I thought Lucas hung it up.

Whine whine, bitch. I do like Yoda okay. I think I'd rather see a young Leia shooting up the galaxy, though. Spend a little more time seeing Alderaan.

JPX said...

Don't forget, these "stand alone" films are going to come out after the new post-Jedi trilogy.