#1552 – Yoda’s Back
So far Disney has been doing an excellent job with Star Wars. Rogue One was great and I can’t wait for it to come out on Blu-ray next month. Also, The Force Awakens, is tremendous; it’s always on Starz so I have watched it several times. I get excited every time the Resistance shows up and I’m moved every time Han Solo comes face-to-face with Kylo Ren. The Han Solo movies looks to be shaping up well, and I am counting down the days until the release of The Last Jedi.
Yesterday Frank Oz gave an interview at SXSW, which potentially revealed the plans for Yoda’s involvement in upcoming Star Wars movies. Yoda’s voice said:
I feel like I’m a prisoner at war here, and I can only give you my name, rank and serial number. To be true to the people who asked me, and they are kind of my family, I have to say I’ve been asked not to talk about it. I love Yoda. I would be happy to talk to you about it at the time they let me.
Oz’s avoidance of the issue could signal a return of Yoda to the big screen. I would be all for the Jedi Master’s appearance in a future Star Wars movie; CGI Yoda from Episodes II and III wasn’t nearly as creepy as the puppet from Episode I.
Here are some other Star Wars characters I would love seeing back on the big screen.
I’ve written before that I would love to see a Rogue Squadron movie. There have been plenty of books about Wedge Antilles and the flying aces of Rogue Squadron. Rogue One showed that a Star Wars movie can be successful outside of the Skywalker legacy and independent of any known characters. Wedge is a known character who could easily be recast. I wasn’t expecting an awesome space battle in Rogue One and it ended up being one of my favorite parts. I would love to see a Rogue Squadron movie with two or three large space battles; it would be amazing.
There have been some rumors about Obi-Wan making his way back to the big screen. I believe I read that Ewan McGregor would be up for donning the brown Jedi robe again if the right project came along. There were 20 years between Obi-Wan leaving Luke with Owen and Beru and Obi-Wan meeting Luke again. I would love to know what happened during his time on Tatooine and if Obi-Wan did anything other than watch Luke from a distance. I think that we’ll learn a little bit about Obi-Wan’s time on Tatooine in The Last Jedi when we find out that Rey is his granddaughter. If that’s not the case, though, then I’d still want to see a movie about Obi-Wan’s life in exile.
Grand Moff Tarkin
We’ve only caught small glimpses into the inner workings of the Galactic Empire. In The Force Awakens Stormtroopers are forcibly taken from their families and brainwashed to be soldiers. Did earlier Stormtroopers go through the same process or were they all just former clones? A movie about Tarkin’s rise through the Empire would be fascinating. Not only would we get to see how Tarkin became the second most powerful man in the Empire, we would also get to see the structure of the Empire.
Disney is going to keep making a new Star Wars movie every year. Eventually they’re going to need more ideas. Why not pull one of these? I’ll happily take an executive producer credit to share my ideas.
What Star Wars characters would you like to see in a new movie?