Disney CFO Sadly Describes 'Star Wars' Spin-Offs as Origin Stories
Though we shouldn't be surprised, word out of Disney on their plans for films outside of a new Star Wars trilogy have confirmed the most generic of ideas. We've known that Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg were working on standalone films that would take place in the universe but outside of the saga itself, but there have only been rumors about the focus of these films. Now Variety reports that Disney CFO Jay Rasulo described these spin-offs as "origin story film[s]." So rather than taking the better route of focusing on new characters and stories in the same universe, we're going to prequel route again. Read on!
Rumors have swirled that the standalone films would focus on the earlier days of characters like Jedi Master Yoda and the saga's most famous enemies, Han Solo and Boba Fett, but there's been no specific indication if that's true. In all honesty, we were much more interested in the rumors of Zack Snyder directing a "Jedi epic loosely based on Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 classic Seven Samurai, with the ronin and katana being replaced by the Force-wielding knights and their iconic lightsabers." That sounds like the kind of Star Wars spin-offs we need. Another good idea would be some sort of crime thriller based in the world of Level 1313, a subterranean metropolis within the planet Coruscant that was serving as the setting for a now canceled LucasArts video game focusing solely on bounty hunters in the criminal underworld. Hopefully origin stories aren't the only spin-offs planned. What do you think?