Back when Disney bought LucasFilm last year, the plan was to make a new "Star Wars" trilogy as well as stand-alone movies set within that universe. Now word has come that the first individual "Star Wars" film may star a familiar little green Jedi.
According to a loosely sourced report at Ain't It Cool News
, Yoda will be the main character of a "Star Wars" film that is separate from the already announced new trilogy.
The report at AICN doesn't offer much more in the way of details, including whether the movie would focus on a younger Yoda, the elderly one from the original films, or the Jedi Master at some other stage of his life.
AICN also mentions in passing the possibility of a movie based around Jabba the Hut, the slug-like crime boss who controlled much of the planet Tatooine in the first six films.
These aren't the only "Star Wars" spinoffs that have been rumored. Director Joe Johnston ("Captain America") has indicated
his desire to build a movie around the mysterious bounty hunter Boba Fett, while Vulture
reported recently that Zack Snyder ("Man of Steel") was going to direct a "Star Wars" film inspired by "The Seven Samurai" -- a report that Snyder's reps denied.
But with Disney hoping to bring out a new "Star Wars" adventure "every two or three years," according to CEO Robert Iger, spin-off adventures starring supporting characters would seem to be a natural complement to the main trilogy. The first episode of that is going to be directed by J.J. Abrams and is tentatively due out in 2015.
How about it, "Star Wars" fans? Does a movie about Yoda sound like a winner to you? Any other characters you'd like to see get their own starring vehicle?
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