Ever since the news of more Star Wars films broke we’ve all wondered about the possibility of stand alone, or spinoff features. A Han Solo flick , for instance, has been an especially popular one. But today, Ain’t It Cool News has the exclusive scoop it’s Yoda starring in the first spinoff, non-saga, Star Wars film. Harry Knowles reports,
To start with they’re going to focus on established characters and do solo films, no, not necessarily Han Solo films, but well, fuck it… The first Stand Alone film is going to center upon Yoda… I’m wildly curious for more details on the YODA film – would this be a young or old YODA tale?
A film centering on Yoda opens plenty of opportunity. We could see his beginning, the early years on wherever the hell he’s from. Or, his years as a young Jedi, maybe his first padawan. Something other than his years spent on Dagobah.
Bleeding Cool adds they had learned of a list of possible characters for stand alone films, and Yoda was on it. So were Jabba, Boba Fett, Chewbacca, and Darth Maul, and if you’ll notice, each of these characters can easily avoid featuring the original actor. Which kind of has me worried about the odds we’ll see Frank Oz’s involvement in a Yoda feature. And I’m sure we can definitely count out a return to puppet-Yoda, it’ll of course be CGI-Yoda. Though I’m curious is there’s a possibility we’ll see them utilize some version of motion capture technology.
Are you surprised they’d choose to explore a Yoda story before anyone else? What’s the likely hood this film would be a theatrical release? Think we’ll see this before or after Episode VII?