Rumor: Yoda May Get Lucasfilm's First Standalone 'Star Wars' Movie
Rebooting this franchise, they truly are! While we know for certain that J.J. Abrams is directing a new Star Wars movie that will indeed be Episode VII continuing that saga and storyline, it sounds like Lucasfilm has much bigger plans for this franchise/universe than anyone really knows. Harry of Ain't It Cool News has just posted an unsourced rumor about the potential stand-alone solo movies we've also heard about. At one point, Zack Snyder was supposedly in the mix, but Harry is saying that more than one stand-alone movie is in the works. And apparently the first might be about Yoda, the badass lil' green 800-year-old Jedi Master.
The statements in AICN's post are extremely vague and seem highly suspicious, but nonetheless they are statements worth discussing. Harry writes: "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..." He later adds that, "Knowing that Lucasfilm is doing a series of stand alone character features... I wonder if Joe Johnston has pitched Kennedy his stand alone BOBA FETT film he was talking about after the release of Captain America." Good question. Finally: "Oh - and I've also heard tale of a JABBA story that Lucas has floated to some of his buddies. But word is YODA is first." Make what you will of all that cinematic babble.
A Yoda movie first, before maybe Boba Fett, Jabba and the Jedi Masters get their own standalone movies? Is this really happening? Is this my Star Wars dream come true? I honestly thought I'd never see the day when I'd be writing about actually one day maybe seeing a Yoda standalone Star Wars movie, yet here we are. The possibilities! He lived for 900 years, he has so many stories to tell. It could be a historic epic about the early days of the Force, or it could even be a Dagobah spin-off, since he had so much time to kill while there. For now it's all just a rumor, yet another in a long line of incredibly exciting Star Wars rumors. So?