Well, it’s over. The Skywalker Saga has ended. Episodes 7, 8, and 9 are finally over. You’ve seen them all. You’re now watching The Mandalorian and anxiously awaiting the new Obi-Wan Kenobi series, and maybe filling time with some Battlefront II or Fallen Order. A new feature film trilogy is being teased for 2022 and is a giant, 600-pound question mark. What should it be about? Who do you want to see next in a big screen Star Wars? Here’s some ideas of who—and who not—to make feature films about.
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Star Wars trilogies that WON’T be made
Sorry EU fans, but Jacen and Jaina Solo will not be appearing in anything other than old EU books. The new trilogy sealed their fate by making Ben Solo the only child to Han and Leia. As good as their stories could have been, the continuity of canon would be destroyed by bringing out any more Solo children. Won’t happen. Also checking out with them was any chance of the Yuuzhan Vong. However, that story was so long and complicated—plus Luke would still need to be around—a trilogy couldn’t do justice to it.
Don’t expect Baby Yoda or Mando to make a big screen appearance either. Their story is best told on the small screen, where people who know and love Star Wars can better tell their story. Same with Obi-Wan. Having their stories play out on the small screen is the way. Oh, I would be remiss to mention this one. Much to the ire of several here at That Hashtag Show, Dash Rendar will not likely be on this list either.
Finally, Mara Jade. She would be another hold-over from the Skywalker legacy at this point, and that story needed to end with Episode IX. She could have made a massive impact in Episodes 7-9, but that was an opportunity wasted by the powers that be. Cutting her out also means no Cade Skywalker stories either. Time to drop the bloodlines and move on to other stories. That said, let’s get into the list.
The next Star Wars trilogy – #5: Something completely different that we’ve never seen before
Several fans are ready to throw the baby out with the bathwater and start with a fresh series. They want all new heroes and villains somewhere else in the galaxy and timeline, and this isn’t a bad idea. Ten feature films focused on a short and narrow window in a vast and wide universe. Fans in this camp are tired of bloodlines and who is related to whom. Boot all that out and start over.
This idea has merit because the sky isn’t even the limit here. Where it could get bogged down is where to go and what to start with that both interests and appeases fans at the same time. A story without some source material in the Star Wars universe is hallowed and nearly uncharted ground. Whomever writes and directs something like this would need to be the absolute finest in their field. Where do we find such talent? If you had a shot at this, what would you do? It’s daunting, but could be the exact thing the franchise needs.
The next Star Wars trilogy – #4: The Mandalorian Wars
As cool as this would be, this one will be a tough sell. With the success of The Mandalorian on Disney Plus, a trilogy film saga would probably be Mando-overload. That doesn’t mean it would not totally rock, but there are other eras in Star Wars history that needs tales told before we get more about Mandalore.
However, one character in particular that’s close to this story holds the fascination of many. Darth Nihilus and the Sith Triumvirate are a captivating trio of baddies and would definitely put butts in the seats. Fans have begged for a long time to produce a darker, grittier Star Wars story, and The Mandalorian Wars would fit the bill. There wouldn’t be much room for Jar-Jar’s and Rose Tico’s in this trilogy. This was a dark era of kill-or-be-killed. This trilogy would almost need to be a R-rated Star Wars, and that’s not likely to happen. Still, would be epic.