Star Wars is uniquely designed to support an infinite number of spinoff stories. With a vast galaxy of worlds, a long history of political intrigue, and a grand scope for adventure, the franchise is a never-ending ideas factory – with inspiration lurking around every corner, and at the end of every jump to light-speed. With Episode IX soon entering production, we’re coming to the end of the current trilogy of the core Skywalker saga and, with no hint of an Episode X, it’s to the developing spinoffs and Anthology films to which we’ll soon be turning.
We’ve already seen what’s possible with the hugely successful Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. This was centred on a line from the opening crawl of Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, about rebels stealing the plans for the Death Star. Next, we’ll see a character-based Anthology film, as Solo: A Star Wars Story explores the younger days of the man who would become Princess Leia’s “scruffy looking nerf-herder.”
With further Anthology pics still rumoured (including those based around Boba Fett and Obi-Wan Kenobi), and brand new spinoff franchises set to be developed by both Rian Johnson and the duo of David Benioff and D.B Weiss, let’s take a look at the other Star Wars stories – both character based and scenario based – that we’d still love to see.