Okay, movie lovers, one of the most talked about topics right now is Star Wars and the much anticipated Star Wars 7: The Force Awakens. We've been told by Lucasfilm and Disney that we will be receiving a film from our favorite galaxy far far away every year. One year's will be in our main saga, and the other will be standalone. Sadly, the story group has told us that all of the books previously released over the last 30+ years has been ex-ed as canon and put under a banner called "legends." But we have been told that inspiration and details can be taken from the banner and used going forward.
Now none of this is new news, but as an avid book reader (and not just comics) through the years I have read almost every single Star Wars book that is now classified as "Legend." So I will give you my personal favorite stories that I would love to see on screen. Bear in mind, this is my opinion.
From Rogue Squadron all the way down to Mercy Kill, these books were fun. Can you imagine having a Top Gun-esque film in space! This would give you the opportunity to run all over the galaxy and explore planets we've never seen in the films before. And do you remember the tidbits in the new trailer where they are flying X-Wings and even the Millennium Falcon in atmosphere! That was awesome right?
There is only one book that tells the tale of Revan; but long story short, he is the the Jedi turned Sith turned Jedi once more. This book was filled with so many twists and turns that I feel would translate to a movie well. Anything set in the time of the Old Republic (long before our prequel trilogy) would be a lot of fun to watch.
3. The Bounty Hunter Wars
Now, I don't think it would be too much of a stretch to see the return of everyone's favorite and the galaxy's most feared bounty hunter. The Bounty Hunter Wars would need to be updated for the sake of the new films since they take place mostly within the time period of the original trilogy and shortly after, but I can't think of a more fun way to look at a galaxy far far away than through the eyes of a ruthless bounty hunter. That's why this makes my top three.
2. Dawn of the Jedi
Haven't you ever wondered how the Jedi Order became, well, the Jedi Order? Why the galaxy adheres to the concept of light and dark? Well Star Wars 7 could answer a lot of those questions! This is the least likely, I think, of story arcs to find its way to the big screen, and yet it is the one that most interests me. I'm a guy that likes a lot of back-story. I want to know why characters have the motivation they have to do what they do.
1. Darth Bane
This story arc has always been a fan favorite among readers. I think moviegoers would love it too for several reasons. First, everyone knows about the rule of two; well, this is the guy who made that rule. Ever wondered why? Second, this is set in a time when there is an army of Sith battling an army of Jedi!! What's not to love! Third, it would give us a film from the villain's perspective; and that's always great with fans when done properly.
Now one last--important--thing I want to say. I have read all of these books at least once; so if any of these were to be adapted, I would want them to be just that, adaptions. It would be intensely boring to already know what is going to happen long before it does (one reason I've not read the Hunger Games books). If these are adapted they need to be new stories; yes, stay true to the characters and even certain plot elements. But please do not write a screen-play from the book itself, that is no fun-_-
The Lost Tribe of the Sith
The Lost Adventures of the Lost Jar Jar Binks (hehe couldn't help myself)
The Thrawn Trilogy
Now this was something I'd love to see as much as the rest, but my article was one stand-alone story arcs and not those that would take place within the main saga. Also, [Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens](movie:711158) is said to take place roughly thirty to forty years after Return of the Jedi.
Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor
I mean, this story had it all. Luke turning to the dark side for a brief time and then turning back; possible even using Force Lightning. But again, main saga character and wrong time period.
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