Is Yoda Getting His Own Star Wars Stand-Alone Movie?


Yoda in The Empire Strikes Back (1980) Movie ImageRumors have been flying fast and furious about Disney’s plans for “Star Wars” in the aftermath of the Mouse House acquiring the franchise rights form George Lucas. We already know for sure that J.J. Abrams is directing “Star Wars: Episode VII”. You can take that one to the bank.

Less certain, though, is this persistent talk that Disney plans on expanding the “Star Wars” universe with new, standalone movies that takes place within the same universe, but follow characters that won’t necessarily tie into the main new trilogy that Abrams will be helming come 2015.

Previously, we hard heard that Zack Snyder was dipping his toes into “Star Wars” with what was then described as a “Seven Samurai”-type movie. That rumor seems to not have panned out, though.

The latest rumor on the “Star Wars” stand-alone movie front hails from AICN, and has Yoda, everyone’s favorite little green giant, getting his own movie. That’s really all they know — that “Star Wars” producer Kathleen Kennedy is putting together a “slate” of movies, and that Yoda appears to be the front-runner.

That’s one way to go, I guess. Honestly, I like Yoda enough in spurts, but an entire movie about him? I don’t know about that one. Wouldn’t it be almost entirely all CGI, unless they plan on going back to the puppet route? And Yoda was always a foot tall green prune-looking dude, right? He was never some human-looking dude who became the Yoda we know and love? An entire movie about that?

Anyways, AICN also mentions that at one point Joe Johnston (“Captain America: The First Avenger”) was pitching a Boba Fett origins story. How is it that this one isn’t at the very top of the list of possible stand-alone “Star Wars” movies? Nonsensical and shitty death notwithstanding, ol helmet head is still the damn coolest character in all of “Star Wars” if you ask me. And seriously, are people really going to complain if they somehow make him survive getting eaten in the desert? You won’t hear a peep from me…

Boba Fett in Return of the Jedi (1983) Movie Image

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  • Scott

    Take it to the back? Wow proof read.

  • Dabbi75

    boba fett already survived the sarlacc pit

  • Lexavi80

    Well, Yoda had like 800 before he died, and I think never was really explained what his race was.

    Maybe he was big and build when he was young but (as we all do) he shrank with the years.

    Just a though.

    • Dedpool

      Nope, his species is tiny and live for a loooong time. That said an animated show about Yoda’s formative years would be interesting but not a movie. And he was 900 years old. One of his best lines ever “When 900 years old you reach, look as good you will not!”

  • Aegon the Conqueror

    Yep Nix Boba lived a long and fulfilling life as the galaxies greatest anti-hero after he friggen crawled out of the Saarlac Pitt.
    Anycase I would love a Yoda story. Dark Rendezvous anyone?

    • Nix

      Seriously? Hah. The only Star Wars I ever read was the original “Dark Empire” comics.

  • Michael Sloanne

    Bad idea a whole movie about Yoda.hey I like the lil green Jedi GrandMaster but let’s see a movie set a few years after Return of the Jedi.I would like to see the Heir to the Empire Trilogy or a movie based on Star Wars Dark Forces. with Kyle Katarn & Jan Ors fighting agianst New Sithlords & Imperial Remnants. & a Star Wars Jedi Academy series with an Older Luke as Academy Jedi head.