Who do you want to see get their own Star Wars ‘spinoff’ films?

Star Wars saga

Disney’s Lucasfilm has now confirmed reports that there will be “spinoff” films set in the Star Wars universe, in addition to the previously announced sequel trilogy. The Empire Strikes Back and Raiders of the Lost Ark screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan will write one film focusing on a specific character, and Sherlock Holmes scribe Simon Kinberg will write another; their involvement in a Star Wars-related project has been known for a while.

The Star Wars cinematic galaxy is about to experience a Big Bang. Lucasfilm is officially announcing new spinoff films that will expand the mythos and depths of the Star Wars universe in previously unexplored ways.

One of the standalone films will be written by Lawrence Kasdan, screenwriter of The Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and co-writer of Return of the Jedi while the other will be penned by Simon Kinberg, writer of Sherlock Holmes and Mr. and Mrs. Smith. The movies will be separate from the upcoming Episodes VII, VIII, and IX, on which Kasdan and Kinberg are also consulting, and are expected to be released sometime after Episode VII. Each standalone film will focus on a specific character, and two spinoff films are currently confirmed.

In a call to investors, Bob Iger, chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, revealed that while the original focus was on the highly-anticipated sequel trilogy, the idea of spinoff films was bandied about early and the additional films are now becoming a reality. “We are in development of a few standalone films,” he said, “that are not part of the Star Wars saga…there are now creative entities working on developing scripts for what would be those standalone films.”

Stay tuned to StarWars.com as more exciting developments unfold.

As to which specific characters will be the focus of these films, speculation is rampant — from Yoda to young Han Solo and Boba Fett.

Let’s fill up the comments below: What characters do YOU want to see get their own Star Wars movies?

Subscribe for free updates!


View previous campaigns.

Powered by MailChimp

Nerdvana Media will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing. Please let us know all the ways you would like to hear from us:

You can change your mind at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of any email you receive from us, or by contacting us at news@nerdvanamedia.com. We will treat your information with respect. For more information about our privacy practices please visit our website. By clicking below, you agree that we may process your information in accordance with these terms.

We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp's privacy practices here.

About the author

Jayson Peters

Digital, social and print media pro. Nerdvana's founder, curator and editor.


Post a comment...
  • Obviously I want Boba Fett. I think the “masked” or costume-heavy characters would be the easiest to make happen … Boba, Chewie, Vader. Not gonna lie – Darth Maul would be awesome, as I think the recent Clone Wars arc on TV has shown. Of course the Droids are the thread that ties the main Saga together.

  • NEW characters! Star Wars is too big to keep focusing on ones we’ve already seen and explored in other media…