The second standalone film to appear in the Star Wars universe since Disney bought the galactic franchise has arrived and with its arrival Disney can look forward to its next entries with these standalone movies. Nothing has been made official but it looks like LucasFilm is setting their eyes on either a film focusing on Boba Fett or Obi-Wan Kenobi and that’s awesome. The idea of a Han Solo-centered film didn’t appeal to me that much but the thought of a movie that focuses on one of my favorite Jedi and one of my favorite bounty hunters sounds very exciting. But which movie do I want to see more? Well, that’s what I’m here to talk about. Enjoy!
Boba Fett became an instant fan favorite after his debut in The Empire Strikes Back but my first introduction to the character was through The Attack of the Clones. I honestly didn’t care that much for Boba but I thought his father, Jango Fett, was SO cool with his silver and blue Mandalorian armor. When I eventually did see Boba Fett in his classic glory I was positively amazed at how cool he also was. In fact, when he got swallowed by the Sarlaac at the beginning of Return of the Jedi I was kind of disappointed because he was such an awesome character I was hoping he would be around longer.
When rumors began circling that a Boba Fett standalone film was in the works I thought it was an interesting idea but I wasn’t down for entirely for the concept of a movie surrounding the story of the mysterious bounty hunter. But now, after seeing the trailers and publicity surrounding Solo (I still haven’t seen the actual movie yet) my imagination for movies focusing on the criminal underworld of the Star Wars universe seems like a great idea. Solo is focusing on characters that are smugglers and these characters look so cool.
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Part of the joy of being a Star Wars fan is not just about watching the movies and discussing theories about some of my favorite characters but it’s also simply a blast seeing all of the weird and fascinating aliens in the background or being introduced to some rather cool characters who are seen only briefly in the various movies and yet they manage, in their scenes, to steal the show. So, today, I’m going to share with you the minor Star Wars characters that I have found to be the coolest. Enjoy!
For a long time the only wookie in Star Wars was Chewbacca and then, with Revenge of the Sith, not only were Star Wars fans able to see Chewie’s native home planet, Kashyyyk, but we were also able to see other Wookies which is just as awesome and the one that fascinated me the most was Tarfful. He was a little bigger than Chewbacca and I loved how dark his fur was. I wonder what happened to him? *shrug*
Lobot was Lando’s assistant in the Cloud City and what has always fascinated me about this strange mute character is the fact that he basically resembled a human robot, which is kind of creepy but very cool at the same time.
8. Jocasta Nu
Jocasta Nu, the protector of the Jedi Archives a.k.a the Jedi librarian. So cool! One of my favorite scenes in Attack of the Clones is when Obi-Wan goes to the archives to find the planet, Kamino, and Jocasta Nu is part of the mystique of this scene. The sheer magnitude of the library and the idea that there was a Jedi, or maybe even Jedi, who watched over it is pretty awesome to me. It’s too bad what ends up happening to her (if you don’t remember, Anakin and his army of troopers destroyed the Jedi temple and all of the Jedi within its confines.)
7. Commander D’acy
Commander D’acy was a very interesting character that was introduced in The Last Jedi. Whenever she was onscreen talking she stole the show, drawing my attention completely on her despite the fact that sometimes she shared scenes with major characters in the movie. D’acy is a great commander (she’s kind of better than Poe, if I’m being honest) and I’m glad she managed to survive to the end. Hopefully she’ll return in Episode IX.
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