Could These ‘Star Wars’ Projects Go To Disney+?

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It’s an excellent time to be a Star Wars fan. The Mandalorian Season 2 is here and the list of upcoming projects set in a galaxy far, far away is seemingly endless. However, what about those canceled or rumored Star Wars projects that never saw the light of day?

Let’s take a look at some of the most hotly rumored movies from over the years that never came to be. 

Lucasfilm and Disney have got a lot going on with The Mandalorian Season 2 (and 3!), a rumored Lando Calrissian movie, a Cassian Andor series, and an untitled Taika Waititi Star Wars movie amongst others, so we won’t hold out hope for these.

However, these pockets of the Star Wars universe beg to be turned into Disney+ shows, rumor or not.

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Untitled Boba Fett movie

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Ah, the fabled Boba Fett film. This film was one of the first announced after Disney purchased Lucasfilm, alongside Rogue One and the sequel trilogy.

The project was initially supposed to be led by Chronicle director Josh Trank, before reportedly being taken over by Logan director James Mangold. However, by October of 2018 multiple sources declared the Boba movie dead.

It HAS been rumored that Fett will be coming to Disney+ in the form of a tv series, but this hasn’t been confirmed. Still, with Boba’s appearance in The Mandalorian season two confirmed, it does seem that this Mandalorian bounty hunter is on Disney‘s mind.

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Rumored Jabba the Hutt project

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This was one of the more outlandish rumored Star Wars projects. Variety reported that a Jabba the Hutt movie was in the works in 2017, much to everyone’s surprise. Since then we’ve heard little to nothing about the galaxy’s favorite gangster slug.

We have no idea how a project about a colossal space slug during his early years might look; however, a long-form tv series would be an excellent way to get to grips with the infamous Hutt’s backstory. There was a series of Jabba comic books released in the 1990s, which is now part of the Legends continuity. This could be a veritable goldmine of content; perfect for a Disney+ adaptation.

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Standalone Yoda movie

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Much like Boba Fett, a standalone Yoda movie was one of the earliest rumored Star Wars projects following the Disney purchase. Ain’t it Cool News via The Guardian reported that Disney was initially planning to create projects based on established characters, including our little green friend.

However, since then, news on the Yoda movie has been pretty quiet. With this in mind, it would be great if Disney and Lucasfilm took the same tact with Yoda that they have with Obi-Wan. However, unlike the Kenobi series — tentatively titled Pilgrim a Yoda TV show would likely have to take place before The Phantom Menace, as we pretty much know what he was up to during the Skywalker Saga.

We’ve seldom explored Yoda’s backstory and Disney+ seems like the place to do it, at the earliest point in the Star Wars timeline we’ve ever seen.

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Solo: A Star Wars Story sequels and spinoffs

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The most recent of the rumored Star Wars projects, fans have been very keen on the idea of a Solo sequel. In fact, they were so keen that earlier this year #MakeSolo2Happen trended on Twitter, showing that there is a demand for a reprise of Alden Ehrenreich’s take on Han Solo.

Sadly, the box office performance of Solo: A Star Wars Story was a letdown for Disney. In light of this, it seems unlikely that DisneyLucasfilm will ever make a sequel to Solo.

A low budget Disney+ series, though? This seems more realistic.

We’d love to see Alden’s Han and Joonas Suotamo’s Chewbacca back for another ride in the Falcon. Plus, we need to know what happened with Darth Maul before his final appearance in Star Wars Rebels!

The second season of The Mandalorian is well underway, and we’ve also got many upcoming shows like The Bad Batch to look forward to. Whether you’re looking forward to exploring The High Republic Era or catching up with Ewan in the new Obi Wan Kenobi series, it’s a great time to be a fan. 

However, we still can’t help but hope that one day, these projects will also see life again as Disney+ exclusives.

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What do you think? Should these rumored Star Wars projects turn into Disney+ tv series? Let us know in the comments below.

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