By now you’ve heard, or maybe you haven’t – Ain’t It Cool News is reporting that the first Star Wars stand alone film will be based on Yoda.
Word is they are also looking at making a Jabba the Hutt stand alone movie- wait, didn’t I suggest a Jabba gangster pic last October?
So is this good news? We think so. Here’s ten reasons to get excited for a movie based solely on the diminutive Jedi Master.
Yoda provided many of the top quotable lines from the original Star Wars trilogy. Hopefully in a stand alone we will get back sage, witty and somewhat batty Yoda, not a-hole know-it-all prequel Yoda.
9. Yoda’s youth
We got to see a more spry, albeit more CGI version of Yoda in the prequel trilogy, but relative to his overall age what we saw wasn’t a young Yoda. We can account for Yoda from around age 850-900+ but surely the other 8 centuries were packed with entertaining adventures.
8. Love life
Any main protagonist worth his box office has to have a love interest.
“Come over, you will? Watch a Murder She Wrote marathon we can.”
7. Yoda’s Master
Yoda trained Obi-Wan and helped train Luke in the ways of The Force, but who trained Yoda?
6. His family
If Yoda doesn’t have his eye on a sexy honey, the emotional investment would have to come from somewhere else. Might we meet a parent, or better yet an offspring of Yoda that is in some form of peril?
as long as it’s not this
5. More hot Yoda action
I’ll admit, when Yoda pulled his robe to the side revealing his little green lightsaber (no innuendo intended) in Episode II, I geeked out a TON. His battles with Dooku and Palpatine were highlights of the maligned prequel trilogy.
Besides Darth Maul, I think Yoda is who I’d want to lightsaber duel with the least. All the quick flips and jumps would make for an impossible sparring partner, but they made for a great action scene we’d love to see more of.
4. His home planet
We know Yoda spent time on Coruscant and Dagobah, but where is he from? Let me clarify something though: I’d love to learn where he was born and maybe even a little bit about his race, but I’d prefer if the movie wasn’t based on that.
Keep Yoda as the only member of his race we see a lot of. The presence of Yaddle on the Jedi Council in the prequels was one of my least favorite things. Populating a film with tons of Y-named greenies would take away from his unique appeal.
This was my main gripe with G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. When every member of the Joe team wears an all-black uniform, it takes away from what makes Snake Eyes’ unique look so cool.
just a bunch of Snake Eyeses
3. Pilot Yoda
One of the coolest things about the new Brian Wood Star Wars comic was seeing Leia in a flight suit, piloting an X-Wing. It lent her an all-new level of bad-ass-chick, taking her straight into the thick of combat. Seeing Yoda pilot a fighter of some kind would really help “action-ize” his character.
image courtesy Comics Alliance
2. Jedi recruiting
Was Yoda recruited to the Jedi Council? Did he help establish it? If so, did he recruit the other members?
Surely one of his fellow council members could turn to the dark side at some point leading to a climactic final battle.
1. It’s a Star Wars movie
Honestly, the film could be based on the Rancor Keeper and you know we’d all go see it. Just picture the endorsement possibilities: Rancor Keeper Trapper Keepers!
How do you feel about a Yoda stand alone Star Wars film? Hit the comments!