UPDATE: So Disney has announced they are indeed making a Boba Fett movie. I'm going to pretend that someone high up at Disney is an avid Nerduary reader and decided to heed my advice. I'm also going to pretend that a movie featuring a Han Solo played by someone other than Han Solo isn't a monumentally bad idea. Isn't it fun to play pretend?
Anyway, here's what I had to say yesterday...
So now word on the Internet is that Lucasfilm is looking to make standalone movies featuring established characters. This absolutely makes sense to me, from both a creative and financial point of view. But what doesn't make sense to me is who the focus of the first spin-off is planned to center on (at least according to Ain't It Cool News)...
Now I don't think a Yoda flick is inherently a bad idea. In fact, I think a movie that shows Yoda in his younger years tearing shit up a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away would be pretty sweet. But that's going to be how you kick things off? I mean, you're Lucasfilm. I thought you liked money. Fans love Yoda, to be sure, but you know who fans really love?
Fans. Love. Boba Fett.
I'd like to add that I merely like Boba Fett. I have no super attachment to him beyond "his armor looks cool." But a Boba Fett movie would let you branch out and expand your franchise more than a Yoda flick.
A Yoda flick is more of the same when it comes down to it. Jedi Knights doing Jedi Knight things. And maybe Yoda bouncing around a lot. We've seen these movies already. What we haven't seen is Reservoir Dogs in space.
And I really wanna see Reservoir Dogs. In space.