7 Star Wars Origin Prequels We’d Love to See More Than Solo
With the smallest opening of a Star Wars Film since 2002, Solo: A Star Wars Story was a disappointment to studio execs and fans alike. Where it went wrong is a story for another day as what we really want to talk about is what prequels we’d love to see hit the big screen. It was said that Solo was not an origin story, which could have been one of the reasons it didn’t perform as expected. Origin stories are cinema gold, especially with a wildly popular franchise like Star Wars. Whether you’re a Star Wars fanatic or just love a great backstory, you’d probably happily fork up the money for a ticket if these were showing in your local theater.
C’mon, who wouldn’t love to see a movie about the franchise’s bad-ass contract killer? As a notoriously shady and mysterious character, you could make up almost anything about Boba Fett’s origins and introduce some ultra-cool environments for the action to take place. We haven’t yet seen a villain completely take center stage in any Star Wars movie, and this might be a good chance to break new ground.
The smooth-talking Lando has always been a fan favorite, and we’d love to see where he came from and what gave him his self-serving thirst for adventure and exploration. Who can resist an anti-hero who has a history of smuggling and lost his greatest possession—the Millenium Falcon—in a bet? A Lando origin story would also capitalize on the trend of featuring a diverse cast—something the Star Wars films could always use a bit more of.
With decades of unknown history and a relatable, flawed character, Obi-Wan is as fascinating as they come. Obi-Wan has played prominent roles in the original movies as well as the prequels and his position as mentor to Luke Skywalker and Jedi master and could make for a mature movie with tons of depth. As Leia once famously said, Obi-Wan is the galaxy’s last hope and who wouldn’t want to see more about the tortured lone protector?
Yeah, we had to say it. Chewbacca has to be one of the most lovable characters in all the Star Wars films, but how much do we really know about him? Sure, it would be difficult to focus completely on Wookies as they don’t speak (and we really have no interest in subtitles translating Wookie for us), but that doesn’t mean there can’t be a film that tells us where Chewy came from. Solo showed us how he and his constant companion Han Solo met, but we’d love to see more about his upbringing and why you rarely see other Wookies throughout the Star Wars films.
Star Wars fans really felt the loss of Carrie Fisher in 2016 and would love to see more about this gutsy princess who thwarted Darth Vader and strangled Jabba the Hutt with the chains he used to keep her hostage. We love seeing a rebel leader, especially one who shows vulnerability and falls for a wise-cracking smuggler, and we’re pretty sure that her origin story could be an awesome testament to the power of women—and to the actress who found her way into all fanboys’ hearts.
Okay, okay, so he’s a puppet...but that doesn’t mean Yoda isn’t one of the most beloved characters in all of movie history. With his warbling voice, cryptic words of wisdom, and inexplicable fighting skills, Yoda is a true icon. The Grand Master of the Jedi Order, Yoda is the ripe old age of 900 when he appears in Return of the Jedi , so there’s plenty of backstory there to explore. Said to be of ‘species unknown’, the Star Wars films have never even scraped the surface of his origins, which means he could easily be the star of more than one film.
C-3PO and R2-D2
We couldn’t leave out every Star Wars’ fans favorite droids. Though R2 doesn’t have much to say when it comes to actual words, C-3PO talks enough for the both of them and the interaction between these two characters has always been one of the best parts of the franchise. We know that Anakin build C-3PO out of salvaged parts and that R2 was a Naboo repair droid, but there’s so much more we’d like to know about this dynamic duo that has such an integral part in the success of the Rebel Alliance. We have to admit that a story revolving around Han Solo sounded like a good idea as he’s one of the central characters of the franchise. However, there are plenty of origin stories we’d love to see explore the quirky, cool, and flat-out awesome characters that make the Star Wars franchise one of the most popular in the history of movie-making.