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Yoda Stand Alone Film?

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By Robert T. Trate     February 04, 2013
Source: AICN

A week or so ago we had a Zach Snyder Seven Samurai-Star Wars film. Well we all know that rumor was shot down. Now Harry Knowles over at Ain’t Cool News is reporting rumors that a Yoda movie might be the first Star Wars stand alone film. 

“The first Stand Alone film is going to center upon YODA.  At this stage specifics are sparse, but Kathleen Kennedy is putting together a STAR WARS slate...  I'm wildly curious for more details on the YODA film - would this be a young or old YODA tale?” - Harry Knowles (read the full post here)

Now this might make sense. To start off with the likes of Boba Fett maybe both difficult and confusing. Would Boba Fett be played by Temuera Morrison or Daniel Logan? Could either carry a film? The studio might want to recast, which would mean never removing his helmet. 

By starting out with Yoda, we have our heroic Jedi and a character that can be both a puppet and or CGI. Frank Oz played Yoda in 5 of the Star Wars films, but Tom Kane makes a pretty convincing Yoda on The Clone Wars. Either actor would work in the role. 

Yoda is both widely popular with the kids and the fanboys. If this rumor is true, it might be the right step in a stand alone picture for the Star Wars Universe. 


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FerretJohn 2/4/2013 11:02:43 PM

Interesting, not sure if a live-action movie could be carried by a CG/Muppet lead but it might be worth a try.  Personally I've been looking for stories featuring a younger Yoda in the prime of his adventuring days, I'm surprised no writers have authored any.

SarcasticCaveman 2/4/2013 11:38:14 PM

 FerretJohn...are we forgetting a little movie called "The Dark Crystal"?...just sayin'...when done properly, it can be done.

Muenster 2/5/2013 4:24:01 AM

Dark Crystal was never CG.

Dazzler 2/5/2013 4:36:07 AM

I don't know,  I don't think I am excited about a Yoda movie.  Boba fett would be better I would think.  Or something new and different instead of rehash for dinner again.

Wiseguy 2/5/2013 4:41:38 AM

I want to go back and explore Yoda's beginnings because I think this has been left blank long enough.

flyinroo 2/5/2013 4:44:53 AM

 I'd rather stand alone movies that have nothing to do with characters from the known movie story line. There is so much that can be told in the Star Wars universe that we don't have to focus already established characters. 

That being said, I'll be there opening day anyway.

ElBaz13 2/5/2013 5:43:41 AM

No. No more prequels. There are always limitations to prequels. We all know if there is a young Yoda movie, we know he can't die. We know the supporting characters that he will meet from the SW universie will not die. We know the supporting characters he will meet not in the 6 movies will more than likely die.

I don't mind hearing the back story of such characters but the major problem of prequels is they have no element of danger or surprise because of their limitations. And even when the writers/directos start to get a bit creative, it creates conflicting storylines. ex: Anakin building 3PO

I would prefer brand new stuff. Brand new characters that we have never seen.

axia777 2/5/2013 5:54:14 AM

Every Star Wars character of any consequence is getting their own movie. I am sure Han and Chewie are on the list. So is Boba Fett. Who else could they add to list? They are doing the Avengers treatment to Star Wars. That is what Disney said. As an OG Star Wars freak I can only say YES YES YES YES. These movies will be light years better than the Prequels so it is all good with me. His Wookipedia page is rather bare for the beginnings of his life so they can do pretty much what ever they want to. Bring on the Yoda movie..

Wiseguy 2/5/2013 6:04:05 AM

I disagree ElBaz. First, this cat is what like 900 years old. So he can definitely meet people that live a natural healthy life and have basically no impact on the original story if you go back far enough.

Second, the element of danger? come on, if everyone felt like that no one would go see IM, Superman, Spidey, Batman etc etc because we know they're not going to die. It's up to the writers and director to make it feel dangerous, if not for the hero for others for sure

Lastly this can be brand new stuff with Yoda. So much of his life has been left unexplored that the tales are limitless. If you can do what they've done with Clone Wars which takes place between eps. 2 and 3 then you can definitely do some epic stories with Yoda

ElBaz13 2/5/2013 6:15:01 AM

Yes and no. Ashoka. A fun character on the Clone Wars show. It's  pretty much a given we know what will happen to her since she is not in the prequel movies.

I just think the prequels have been overdone. Time to explore new characters.

We've had 3 prequel movies, 6 seasons of Clone Wars cartoons (I'm including the Tartatovsky one). I just thnk we've seen enough of Yoda, Obiwan, Anakin, etc...I like the character but I could live without him. I also like the idea of Yoda's alien race/origin being a mystery. Kind of reminds me of Wolverine iin the X-men comics back when I read them in the 70s/80s. The mystery behind the character was very intriguing but the moment the multiple origins popped up (and the fact he was so old and done everything possible in history) kind of lost me there.


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