The Star Wars universe is chock full of weird and wonderful characters that could easily carry their own stand-alone movie. Recently, Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For director threw his cowboy hat into the ring by declaring that he would most definitely be up for helming a Han Solo movie, while Boba Fett has always been a popular choice to get his own bounty hunting film.
Now it seems that a Star Wars stand-alone movie could well be on the way, and that it will center on Yoda.
Harry Knowles over at AICN is suggesting:
The first Stand Alone film is going to center upon YODA. At this stage specifics are sparse, but Kathleen Kennedy is putting together a STAR WARS slate.
Now, none of what Knowles is claiming is backed up by sources, so until I hear something official I will take this news with a Death Star-sized pinch of salt. That being said, it did get me thinking; is a Rogue One really the best choice?
He's a a big fan-favorite and his little pearls of dispensed wisdom are some of the best things about Star Wars. Yoda also lived to 900 years, so there are plenty of stories to tell, but I worry that too much back-story will ruin the mystique of the little green Jedi Master. Could you also stomach Yoda-style dialogue for an entire movie? I love phrases like "...named must your fear be before banish it you can," as much as the next person, but having to listen to it for a couple of hours might be tough.
That's not to say there's no merit in having Yoda front and center for a whole movie. I remember standing up and applauding in the theater (much to the annoyance of the guy sitting behind me) when I first saw his Lightsaber duel with Count Dooku, so a Rogue One could work if handled with delicacy and creative flair.
I would like to hear what you guys think about a Rogue One though. Good idea or a waste of time? Drop your thoughts in the comment section below and let the debate begin!