Much like Obi-Wan Kenobi, whenever a Star Wars rumor is struck down, it returns in a new form, more powerful than we could possibly imagine.
Last month, word spread that Zack Snyder was developing one of the rumored Star Wars spinoff movies Disney plans to release separately from the new trilogy, specifically, something loosely based on Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai — only with the katanas replaced with lightsabers. A spokesperson for the Man of Steel director quickly denied the report.
Now, however, Ain’t It Cool News contends the first of the spinoff, or “stand-alone,” projects will actually center on Yoda, which, if true, is certainly an unlikely choice. The same report also suggests George Lucas had floated a Jabba the Hutt idea at some point, which pushes the dial from “unlikely” to “downright bizarre.”
Neither character is exactly “leading man” material: Yoda’s unusual syntax moves from charming to annoying pretty quickly, while Jabba is hampered by both language (Huttese) and his girth. They’re fine for one-off episodes of The Clone Wars, but as feature headliners? These both seem like the products of early brain-storming sessions.
Boba Fett, on the other hand …