Yesterday we found out that Jedi Master, Obi-Wan Kenobi, was getting his very own standalone film. However, that wasn’t the only good news!
Lucasfilm is also moving forward with two other films. One centered on Yoda, and the other on Boba Fett. Both are in active development. With the success of the last few Star Wars films, since Disney took ownership, it’s no surprise that they would want to explore the massive lore within the Star Wars Universe.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news, and this is what they said:
The Obi-Wan Kenobi standalone is one of several projects being developed by Lucasfilm and Disney that fall outside the trilogies telling the saga of the Skywalker family. A Han Solo movie is now in the final stages of shooting under new director Ron Howard and Lucasfilm is also looking at movies featuring Yoda and bounty hunter Bob Fett, among others.
For years fans have cried out for a Boba Fett centered film. The iconic bounty hunter originally was a minor character in the first trilogy. That being the case, his popularity grew over the years. This ensured that his role in the second trilogy by George Lucas would be present. Now with the Han Solo movie wrapping up, it makes sense to focus on one of his rivals, Boba Fett.
With these two films, we can see a much larger part of the Star Wars universe explore. One which is less centered on the Empire and that potentially focuses on the outer colonies. We could get a possible space western. The Han Solo and Boba Fett movies together would make for a fantastic launching pad to explore this.
As for the Yoda movie. Very little has been explored about the Jedi Sage in past films. The possibilities for a movie are endless since he’s a character whose life is surrounded in mystery. It’s possible to even have a Yoda trilogy or even more given the character’s extensive lifespan in the Star Wars universe. From his childhood origins to him becoming a Jedi there is a lot to work with.
This is both good and bad. Good because since there is no official origin canon for the Jedi Master, writers have fewer restrictions in which to create a good story. This strength can also be a liability because we could see the character potential lost in the woods so to speak. What I mean is, part of what makes Yoda interesting is that deep sense of mystery that surrounds him. If a movie seeks to remove that, then they will need to replace it with something just as good.
As for now, little is known about these two films. I for one am excited and a bit nervous at the prospect of these movies coming out. But if the studios can continue to maintain the quality that fans expect, I have faith we won’t be disappointed.
Are you excited? Which movie do you want to see first Boba Fett, or Yoda?