Disney’s got some big plans involving Star Wars, their latest hot stock. With Rogue One proving to be a major success (anybody else still get goosebumps when they think about those last five minutes?) and a Han Solo spinoff already in production, we can be sure that these two “anthology” stories will not be the last of their kind.
When Disney bought out Lucasfilm for the mere price of $4 billion, they got an entire galaxy, filled with tons of characters and countless backstories to dive into. As the Mouse House has already announced, their Anthology films will not necessarily be directly linked to the original movies; however, they will feature some of the main characters from the franchise.
For example, in Rogue One, the first Star Wars spinoff, the story focuses on how the Rebel Alliance received the Death Star plans, a vital tool in their eventual victory over the Empire. How they got the plans is not revealed in A New Hope, but now we know thanks to the Anthology film.
There are so many entertaining characters in this galaxy far, far away that can be played with here. From the three trilogies, the TV shows, the comic books, and the other various forms of Star Wars stories, there’s an entire population just waiting to be explored – and now there’s a way to do it!
A lot of us are excited for the upcoming Han Solo movie, but we can’t help but look forward to what’s going to come afterwards. And so, on that note, the following is a list of 7 characters from both the original and prequel series that we think should be in line to get their own spinoff next.
Before we begin, however, here are a few Honorable Mentions:
- Captain Phasma
- Lando Calrissian
- Count Dooku
- Kit Fisto
- General Grievous