Rumors 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…