It’s no secret that we at Tosche Station dislike Mara Jade’s catsuit. The reasons are many: it’s a symbol of sexism and objectification of female characters; it’s not what she’s described as wearing in the Thrawn Trilogy; we hate seeing her in the same outfit all the damn time. My dislike–even hatred–of the catsuit comes down to one simple matter.
It’s not practical.
With news of new Star Wars films comes rumors about just about everything to do with them. While most of the rumblings have been related to the Sequel Trilogy, the spinoff films haven’t exactly been forgetting in the rumor mill. We’ve already heard rumors about the spinoff films starring Han Solo, Boba Fett, or even Yoda. But hey! It’s a big galaxy out there spanning thousands of years and even more characters. Why should those three get all of the fun?
Here are ten different spinoff film ideas that I think have some potential to play out well on the big screen.
1. Count Dooku
With the right actor, this could be brilliant! There’s a lot that we really don’t know about the Jedi Master turned Count of Serenno. It would give viewers the chance to see an action film staring a Jedi and to also get a closer look inside the head of what makes a Jedi leave the Order and become a Sith. Top it off with a cameo/small role at the end from Christopher Lee and you are set! If you doubt that they could find a younger actor who can do justice to a Christopher Lee role, check out how perfectly cast Xavier and Magneto were in X-men First Class. It could be either an origins film or perhaps just one of his adventures but either way, it has potential. Personally, I’d prefer to see an origins films that goes through his fall to the Dark Side but I’ll happily watch either.
Wait hear me out before you shake your head because it could actually work. While I think that the vast majority of Expanded Universe books are either ill-suited or completely unlikely to get the big screen treatment, this one has potential. It’s a self-contained story set during a time frame that viewers are already familiar with and it would star Samuel L. Freaking Jackson. It would definitely have to get an R-rating given the amount of warfare and horrific violence that goes on during the story and it would also definitely be darker than any Star Wars film we’ve seen before. Regardless, it’s a fantastic tale that isn’t tied to tons of backstory. Everything the audience needs to know could easily be worked into the dialogue. Not only that but Shatterpoint would feature a leading cast of actors of color which would definitely be awesome. Who wouldn’t want to see a wisecracking Nick Rostu on the big screen? And Kar Vastor? He would be imposing to say the least. Plus, SLJ swinging a lightsaber on the big screen again and getting to kick some serious butt is always a plus. I’d love to see how the director would handle how Mace sees shatterpoints because that has potential to look amazing.