Five Ideas for Star Wars Spin-Offs Disney Should Consider Making (and Four They Really Shouldn't)
When Disney announced last week that plans are afoot to have a new Star Wars film in theatres every year starting in 2015, when the much-anticipated Episode VII is scheduled to hit the silver screen, we were both thrilled and disappointed at the same time.
As major Star Wars fans, we're automatically enthused whenever anything new is released in the blockbuster saga (Yes, even that animated Clone Wars flick). But sometimes you can have too much of a good thing. Take it from Mark "Luke Skywalker" Hamill himself, who once said, "I like ice cream too...I just don't want it every day."
Since it's inevitable that Disney's gonna ride the Star Wars franchise like a tauntaun until it dies (or ceases making them cashola, whichever comes first), we're got some Obi-Wan-like advice about which ideas should get made and what should get jettisoned like an escape pod.
First, here's five intergalactic tales we're down to watch.
5. Young Lando
It's been widely reported that Disney is considering a film devoted to Han Solo's earlier adventures, which we're certain will feature an equally younger version of his Bespin bestie (and the original owner of the Millennium Falcon), Lando Calrissian. Once that proves to be a success, consider basing another entire spinoff on the "card player, gambler, [and] scoundrel." Cast rapper/actor Childish Gambino, a man with enough swagger to pull it off, or even Scrubs star Donald Faison, who's lobbied for the part for ages.