Step Aside, Solo. These ‘Star Wars’ Characters Need A Show

A Han Solo solo act sounds like a bad idea if Chewie's not invited, so we decided to pitch some other Star Wars characters who deserve spin-offs.

By Leah Becerra | July 8, 2015

Han Solo will be getting a spin-off series. And we think it's important to mention that, no, this is not a rumor.

Directors Christopher Miller and Phil Lord, the guys who directed "The Lego Movie," have agreed to work on an anthology project focused on a young Solo. (Video via ScreenSlam)

That's a good point, Chewie. I'm not sure how much I'd enjoy a solo-Han act without you either. Which is why we're proposing three other Star Wars characters who could, or should, get spin-offs. (Video via Lucasfilm)

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First off: Admiral Ackbar. 

"This is a ploy! No. It's a ruse! No. It's an ambush! A subterfuge — no. A confining device! A snare; a box propped up with a stick. It's a frap! It's a wrap! Where's my hat? It's a trap," shouted Admiral Ackbar.

OK, maybe there's only one line he's really know for. But because of that, there's so much room to expand and make him into a character we'd love to watch.

We already think Han is awesome. So one wrong move could cause the series to fail really, really quickly. 

Next up: Jango Fett. 

The original Fett died in "Episode II: Attack of the Clones" and we really never got to learn that much about him. 

On the other hand, we learned a lot about his son, and weren't that impressed. But Boba's actually getting a spin off. It was announced in May.

Last but not least: Lobot!

Lobot was a potentially awesome character that only appeared in one Star Wars film: "Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back." Where'd he get that headgear from in the first place? 

Plus we're already obsessed with the delicate line being drawn between humans and robots. A Lobot spin-off could be right up there in popularity with "Battlestar Galactica" or "Star Trek." (Videos via Syfy, CBS, Universal Studios, and Orion Pictures)

These suggestions aside, this Han Solo spin-off is happening. And it's set for release May 24, 2018.

This video includes an image from Getty Images and music from Brenticus / CC BY 3.0.

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