18 Star Wars Characters Who Deserve Their Own Spin-off

  1. Wampa in I Am Wampa
    How can you be a monster when you’re just following your heart? That’s the question at the center of I Am Wampa, a meditative and moving character study about the misunderstood creature living a solitary life in a Hoth ice cave.
  2. Dengar, Bossk, IG-88, Zuckuss, & 4-LOM in Bounty Hunters: You Do Need Our Scum
    Five of the galaxy’s most notorious bounty hunters get snubbed by the Empire and lose a lucrative gig to Boba Fett. Luckily, all that creates for them is opportunity. When a contract to take down a Hutt kingpin comes up, the five realize they can’t handle it separately and form a reluctant team rife with personality conflicts.
  3. Wedge in Wedge Lives
    Wedge Lives is Star Wars as told from inside a sweaty flight suit.
  4. Figrin D’an in Mad About Me
    Backstage at the Mos Eisley Cantina, Figrin D’an is reflecting on the events in his life that have brought him to this point. There was his hard youth on Clak’dor VII, the tragic death of his brother Jack D’an, and his struggles with addiction to space drugs, but all of that has been leading up to this: the moment he and his band take the stage to play the only song they know. This is the story of Figrin D’an, but it’s also the story of that song.
  5. Lando Calrissian in Lando's Eleven
    Lando’s Eleven sees a young Calrissian assemble a team to steal a valuable intergalactic MacGuffin out from under the Empire’s nose, with a ragtag team of 10 smugglers, bounty hunters, droids... and maybe a certain mechanically inclined Wookiee?
  6. Reservoir Droids in Reservoir Droids
    Many Bothans died securing key information about the soon-to-be fully operational Death Star, but how? This time, getting the plans turns out to be the easy part, as transporting those plans safely into Rebel hands takes us through a series of twists and turns, revelations and betrayals, as a team of Bothan spies try to outwit the Empire’s best and brightest.
  7. Obi-Wan Kenobi in Tatooine Nights
    Tatooine Nights sheds some light on missing time as Obi-Wan gets mixed up in a mystery that only a semi-retired Jedi knight with a working knowledge of local dive bars can solve. His Jedi code makes him relatively impervious to femme fatales of any alien race, but he has to limit his lightsaber use to stay undercover. Also, he’s definitely going to have to talk to Watto.
  8. Ben Quadinaros and Sebulba in Corsucant Drift
    Coruscant Drift teams veteran podracer Sebulba with the ultimate busta: the ill-fated wannabe Ben Quadinaros. Forced to go on the lam to Coruscant after running afoul of the Hutts, Sebulba and Quadinaros form a reluctant and unlikely alliance as they navigate the planet’s street-and-sky racing scene.
  9. Ponda Baba in The Gun In The Other Hand
    Ponda Baba, one-armed and bitter, pulls some of those wretched cantina scum and villains together for a heist to steal a few valuable artifacts from Jabba’s treasury and get off their dead-end desert planet. Think The Rover or Blue Ruin—small, grubby, intense indie movies about a desperate, driven man with almost nothing left to lose. Except, in this case, his other arm.
  10. Twi’lek slave dancers in Dancing For Themselves
    Picture an energetic, angry-feminist Mad Max: Fury Road in space, with a Twi’lek slave escaping, training, building up resources, then returning to her master to kill him and free her slave sisters. Whereupon the group of them could go roaring across the galaxy together, busting open brothels and burning down sail barges to end the problem of Twi’lek slavery. It’d be half George Miller, half Quentin Tarantino, and all Twi’lek.
  11. Lumpy and Itchy in Death Comes To Life Day
    Redemption is nigh for Chewbacca’s son, Lumpy, who—in the absence of his father Chewbacca, still busy fighting alongside Han Solo against Imperial forces—must wage a personal war of his own. Itchy, the elderly Wookiee patriarch, has been battling senility for some time, slowly losing control of his faculties.
  12. Mon Mothma in The Coruscant Conspiracy
    Let’s get a political thriller focused on Mon Mothma, the enigmatic, alliterative political leader of the Rebellion. Let’s see some hushed conversations in inconspicuous office buildings alongside our action-packed getaway sequences, and flesh out Star Wars’ politics as well as one of its powerful female characters.
  13. The exogorth in The Brave Little Space Slug
    Everyone remembers the giant space slug that devoured the Millennium Falcon in The Empire Strikes Back. But the beast wasn’t always so monstrous. In fact, he was once a runt, overshadowed by the strength of his twin brother, despite both slugs being the same size.
  14. Tauntauns in The Lost Valley Of Hoth
    Tauntauns are a peaceful species, content to spend their days playing, feasting on frost fungus, and headbutting over new mates. But when a clan of wampas encroaches on their territory and starts picking them off in the night, one family sets off in search for a new home. In the vein of Quest For Fire, the film contains no English or subtitles, opting instead for a primal language specific to the tauntauns.
  15. Leia Organa in Star Wars: The Revolution
    Before she hid the Death Star’s plans in R2-D2, Leia Organa was a revolutionary who led the Rebels against the totalitarian Empire. Her pivotal role isn’t as flashy on screen as Luke’s and Han’s Death Star-exploding whooping and hollering. But she’ll get her day in her own movie, starring as a charismatic leader who champions the underdogs, fighting to overthrow a corrupt government and the dark side.
  16. Shaak Ti in The Ordeal
    Set before the Clone Wars, The Ordeal follows Jedi master Shaak Ti in the wake of an illegal mission that resulted in the death of innocents and damaged her connection to the Force. The Jedi Council sentences Shaak Ti to 12 seemingly impossible tasks across the galaxy. From subduing great beasts to curing a mystical plague that afflicts an Outer Rim world, these tasks are all that stand between the disgraced Jedi and regaining harmony with the Force.
  17. Jabba The Hutt in Crimes Of The Hutt
    Crimes Of The Hutt, shot on film with rich Gordon Willis shadows, traces Jabba’s trail of slime to his humble beginnings. From there, the film follows his rise to power, viewed through the eyes of his trusted adviser and lifelong confidant, Salacious B. Crumb.
  18. Malakili the rancor keeper in Malakili And The Rancor
    When Malakili’s ship crash-lands on the rancor-populated planet of Dathomir, the accident separates a young rancor from its parents. Feeling sorry for the youth, Malakili ends up befriending the very creature he’s supposed to capture, causing much disapproval from his shipmates. As the two of them flee from the other humans on a cross-country chase, their bond becomes unbreakable, and soon enough, this wilderness adventure has transformed Malakili from a rancor hunter to a rancor keeper.