New Star Wars movies are coming but what films would we actually like to see?
Last week it was announced that three new Star Wars movies are in the works and heading our way in the years to come.
Next to nothing is known about the new movies but many are already tipping the new trio of films, releasing in 2022, 2024 and 2026, to be the trilogy from Game of Thrones’ showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.
However, we still don’t know what the films themselves will be about but rumour has it that Disney will abandon the original trilogy era and allow us to embark on a whole new journey taking us through never-before-seen (on the big screen at least) eras in Star Wars’ galaxy far, far away.
With such an expansive universe already established over decades by filmmakers and fans alike, there are plenty of eras and genres that the Star Wars franchise can explore. The Star Wars universe offers an infinite array of possible storylines to explore and we’ve only just scratched the surface so far.
So much so that we’ve got a few ideas, based on already existing elements of the Star Wars saga, that we’d love to see hit the big screen at some point.
Up first we have the Old Republic, set thousands of years before the events of A New Hope, this is the era when the Jedi and Sith especially are at the height of their powers.
There are rumours that Disney have been looking at this era and the upcoming trio of films could well be based on the Old Republic era.
Aside from books and comics, we’ve only seen the Old Republic era in video games which are now over 15 years old so giving a new lease of life to this era and its wide array of characters could open up a whole new world of possibilities for the Star Wars franchise.
Something Star Wars has always stuck to is churning out family-friendly sci-fi action adventures but in doing so, the Star Wars franchise is seriously limiting its creative possibilities. As well as changing eras as mentioned earlier, why not stray into other genres such as horror.
The perfect example of sci-fi horror is Ridley Scott’s Alien and there’s no reason why Star Wars can’t have a film or two in a similar style.
The only time we’ve ever really seen horror in a Star Wars product before, to the best of my knowledge, is a mission in the 2005 game Republic Commando where you infiltrate an abandoned Star Destroyer on your own, coming up against who-knows-what in the eerie darkness of the colossal space ship.
Something along the lines of that could be incredible, whether it’s a group of rebels who come across Darth Vader a la Rogue One, or a group of Stormtroopers who get mauled by some unknown alien terror.
Point of view of the Empire
One thing all 10 of the current Star Wars films have in common, is that the stories are always told from the perspective of the Jedi or the Rebellion, the stereotypical good-guys in essence. But why does it have to be like this?
It could be a great way of expanding the Star Wars universe by telling stories from different points of view.
We’ve always been led to believe that the Galactic Empire are nothing but evil but we’ve never seen anything from their point of view in the films.
While comics and TV shows may have touched on this briefly, it could be fascinating to see a film or two told from the perspective of the Empire, to show that the Rebellion weren’t always the good-guys they appeared to be. Life is rarely so black and white as to see who is good and evil so muddying the lines of that in Star Wars could make for a fascinating story.
While Disney’s spin-off Star Wars stories may not have seen the greatest of success with Solo failing to break-even, one spin-off the entire Star Wars fanbase would leap at the prospect of is an Obi-Wan Kenobi spin-off starring Ewan McGregor and set between Episodes III and IV.
It’d be a sure-fire hit for Disney as his adventures on Tatooine and otherwise between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope remain a fascinating prospect for fans.
What’s even better is that, as we’re 14 on from Revenge of the Sith, Ewan McGregor would be the perfect age to play Obi-Wan in this time period.
Sure, it wouldn’t add much in the grand scheme of things but a Kenobi spin-off would undoubtedly win back fans who felt let down by The Last Jedi.
Tag and Bink
Tag Greenley and Bink Otauna are two of the most obscure characters in the Star Wars franchise but, according to several sources, they are in fact two of the most crucial characters in the whole saga.
The pair have appeared in several comics over the years, detailing their part to play in almost every major event in Star Wars history.
The pair almost appeared in Solo: A Star Wars Story but their scene was cut and it’s rumoured that the two Storm Troopers who back away from an angry Kylo Ren in The Force Awakens are an elderly Tag and Bink.
But wouldn’t it be fascinating though to see Tag and Bink get their own film, or at least a TV series, taking us through their many comedic misadventures which have unknowingly manipulated the whole Star Wars saga right from the beginning?
Of course, while all of the above would make for fascinating tales in the Star Wars universe, we do know bits and pieces about most of the storylines anyway, the ultimate goal for Disney going forward would be to create entirely new stories to tell in the Star Wars galaxy, after all, there are almost limitless avenues in which they could take the series so why not get a little creative with some of them.
What film ideas would you love to see realised in the Star Wars saga?
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