|Posted by Christina Cooper on March 7, 2013 at 5:45 PM|
To say I'm excited for the next bundle of Star Wars movies would be a vast understatement. I've spent more class time debating myself over the thousands of plot-lines JJ Abrams might make for the latest Star Wars movie. Below is my list of five dream movies that JJ should consider making into a major blockbuster:
1) Han Solo- Solo Movie
Han Solo was always my favorite character (sorry Luke) in all of Star Wars when I watched when I was younger. And if I'm being honest, I think he'll always be my favorite for many reasons; cockiness, brass, scruffy-lookin, nerf-herder.... An origin story about how Han became the smuggler who made the Kessel Run in 12 parsecs is going to be entertaining and with the right casting, can join together generations of Star Wars fans to love the same film. And I'm really hoping we get to see a scene where a young Han steals the Millenium Falcon from Lando during a game of Sabacc!
2) A Female Protagonist
Here's looking at you, Mr. Abrams. Now that JJ has been handed the reigns to the new Star Wars saga there's a great chance he'll pull from his usual story telling and tell the story of a bamf young girl who knows how to wield a lightsaber. My two current favorites for a young female lead is a complete tie between Jennifer Lawrence and Mila Kunis. If JJ's story takes place post-ROTJ, the story could stare Han and Leia's daughter, Jaina Solo. After seeing Alias, Fringe and Felicity, I have faith in JJ to deliver a strong woman to the big screen.
3) Expanded Universe- Post-Return of the Jedi
I can't be the only Star Wars fan who read the Young Jedi Knights and all the Post-ROTJ expanded universe books and prayed every night that George Lucas would make a 7th Star Wars movie. How awesome would it be if we got to see Luke and Mara's kid, Anakin (hey and maybe JJ can add in a daughter?) And I can't be the only one that wants to see Han and Leia with the 3 cutest, yet cockiest kids in the universe. Once again, the campaign for Jennifer Lawrence for Jaina Solo starts here.
4) Possibility of a Yoda/Creation of the Jedi Order Movie
Now that Disney has acknowledged and confirmed that their making stand alone Star Wars films- the rumors have began to circulate over what characters they would focus on. Of course everyone wants a Han and Boba Fett movie, but a stand-alone Yoda movie seemed to get a lot of respect and love from fans. I want a Yoda film that shows the creation of the Jedi Order. How did Yoda go about finding the first Jedi Knights? Did he teach them all how to build their own lightsabers? (And can we please see?!!) And it'd be awesome to see how different Corusant looked and operated over 800 years before we see it for the first time in Phantom Menace.
5) 150-200 Years Post-Return of the Jedi
Maybe four or five generations of Skywalker’s post-Luke in the Jedi order is enough time for a new terrible evil to grow. I don't necessarily care if any Skywalker or Solo were to be in the film, or the hero necessarily, but seeing how Luke's Academy, and the peace of the universe, is holding up 200 years after his death would be a great time to see what's going on within the Star Wars universe. Maybe this story would be about a young girl with powers similar to Anakin, but equipped with the lack of discipline and respect that would rival even Watto. Can you see a smack-talking, thrill-seeking, cocky (nerf-herder), yet brilliantly talented 17 year-old-girl who can hold her own in a galaxy filled with fear, anger, power and the always seductive Dark Side?? YES, PLEASE.