It’s already been confirmed that Disney’s new batch of Star Wars properties will include movies spun off of the main series, focusing on other characters with the likes of Yoda, Han Solo, and Bobba Fett being rumored. However, Disney CFO Jay Rasulo has recently dropped a brief hint regarding the nature of the spin-offs via a statement made to Variety.
According to Rasulo, the new films won’t be so much spin-offs as they are origin stories for the characters. Note that he did not clarify which characters, but we think it’s a safe bet that it’s not going to be Jar Jar.
One concern among fans is that origin stories tend to get too bogged down in exposition that they fail to live up to the expectations set by the main movies, but let’s hope that Disney will be able to pull this off. After all, their association with Marvel’s cinematic universe should at least earn them the benefit of the doubt.