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The Star Wars Universe is humongous as there are 7 movies, which take place over the course of multiple generations. There are even more movies in the works that are expanding the universe by either continuing the Skywalker storyline or filling in some holes of continuity.

For example, the next Star Wars film in the works is Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The movie is telling the story of the Rebels who steal the Death Star plans from the Imperials. This story was only mentioned once at the start of A New Hope but now we're getting a whole movie about it.

The anthology film to follow is one that tells the story of Han Solo and how he became the smuggler we know and love. Sure, these anthology movies are awesome and it's never a bad thing to get more Star Wars movies. However, there are certain characters in the Star Wars Universe that fans want to have their own anthology movie.

In some cases, these characters warrant a new exploration of their history and importance to the universe at large. In other cases, it seems unnecessary to show more of their backgrounds or revealing their origins would ruin the concept of the characters to begin with.

Obi-Wan Kenobi

Image Credit: Lucasfilm
Image Credit: Lucasfilm

It has been heavily rumored that the third anthology film will revolve around Obi-Wan Kenobi. Obi-Wan is one of my favorite characters in the Star Wars saga, however, there is really no need for his own movie as his storyline has been fully fleshed out and we have seen enough of him for the most part.

We saw him as a Jedi apprentice to becoming Anakin Skywalker's master to becoming an old man and becoming Luke Skywalker's master only to be slain by his old apprentice. He was a main character in Episodes I-IV, not to mention in six seasons of The Clone Wars and a Force ghost in Episodes V and VI.

We have already seen everything there is to know about Obi-Wan. We have learned all of his motives and seen all of his important arcs. There are many more important characters and events that deserve light to be shined on them. The rumored anthology film is said to take place during two different time periods: When he is exiled on Tatooine between Episodes III and IV or when he was a padawan prior to Episode I.

We do not need to see him exiled on Tatooine because all he did was hide. We don't need a whole movie or even a comic book series/novel focusing on Ben Kenobi's time chilling out on Tatooine and slaying Tusken Raiders. Also, what is there to show with Obi-Wan Kenobi before he was a padawan? Even though he is a powerful Jedi, there was nothing extra special about him like there was with Anakin Skywalker. There is no purpose to having an anthology film starring 12-year old Obi-Wan Kenobi. The whole point of these anthology films is to expand the universe, and neither of these scenarios do that.

I'm not saying I never want to see Obi-Wan Kenobi again. It would be awesome to see him appear in Star Wars: Rebels in the future. Also, if I could see him again, I would want to see him as a force ghost in Episode 8 (along with Anakin and Yoda). Lastly, he could always appear in another storyline for some other character, event, or concept. Obi-Wan being the center of a movie, comic book series, novel, or anything else is just unneeded and pointless.

Boba Fett

It is safe to name Boba Fett the most badass figure in the Star Wars Universe. But why? It's because he's a mysterious figure that we don't know much about. He's only had a few lines in the whole Original Trilogy. Shine a light on him and the love fades away; the mystery is what makes him the beloved character he is today.

Many fans are praying that a Boba Fett movie goes into development but they have no idea that his solo movie is the opposite of what they actually want. The Prequel Trilogy didn't do everything right, but one of the things they did well was explain where Boba Fett came from without revealing too much.

Don't get me wrong, I would love to see Boba Fett in some movies. It would be a missed opportunity to not include him in the upcoming Han Solo anthology film. Boba Fett could be one of the main antagonists as he could be hired by Jabba the Hutt to hunt Han down.

However, Boba Fett should not have a whole movie that revolves around him. The origin of his conflict with Han Solo should definitely be shown, but a story with him front and center is not the way to go. He's a total badass when he is a side character, but not the type of character who could lead his own film. Attempting to do so could either end in disaster or tarnish the character's legacy.

Darth Maul

Image Credit: Lucasfilm
Image Credit: Lucasfilm

Darth Maul is a character whose story was cut short. He was introduced as Palpatine's apprentice in The Phantom Menace and instantly caught fans' attention as they anxiously waited for the release of the film back in 1999. Fans were disappointed when Darth Maul was cut in half by Obi-Wan Kenobi at the end of the film.

It is agreed that Attack of the Clones should have brought back Darth Maul and it would have made the movie less cringe-worthy. It would have elevated both Darth Maul and Obi-Wan's character (perhaps it would have taken away the urge for fans to want them to have their own solo movies). While Obi-Wan hunts down Jango Fett, Darth Maul would hunt down Obi-Wan and it would be a huge twist. They would finally have their final duel in Episode III instead of General Grievous, who had no conflict with Kenobi.

Fans desperately await for a Darth Maul anthology movie because he was purely a wasted opportunity. He was brought back to life in Star Wars: The Clone Wars and had a big arc there. He is now currently a character in Star Wars: Rebels. Where the show will bring the character is unknown, but no matter where Darth Maul ends up post-Star Wars: Rebels (if he survives), his own solo movie will not be necessary. He is not a character who could hold up a solo movie by himself. Let's not forget that his character has been all over the place.

What would his solo movie be about? We already saw how he survives and then him trying to hunt down Kenobi. We don't know where he will be or what he'll be doing after Star Wars: Rebels, but he is a very old man. Darth Maul had his chance to be a great character but The Phantom Menace committed a crime, among many others, and "killed" him off. However, his storyline could possibly continue into the Sequel Trilogy.

There are many characters in the Star Wars Universe that don't deserve their own solo film. I took three of the heavily anticipated ideas for a solo movie and explained why they shouldn't get an anthology film. These ideas don't expand the universe, which defeats the purpose of what the anthology films are trying to accomplish.

Also, we have to remember that a lot of the beloved characters fans want to lead their own solo movie are not capable of being in the spotlight. Attempting to do so would either ruin the character by changing them and/or the movie could end up being a disaster.

Let's stick to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and the Han Solo spin-off.

What do you guys think? Let me know in the comments!


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