Alec Guinness Obi-wan Kenobi

What did Obi-Wan Kenobi do while on Tatooine?

Okay, this is a bit of a cheat because it’s already been a rumor for a stand alone. But it’s such a good idea. At the end of Revenge of the Sith, Obi-wan Kenobi drops little Luke Skywalker off with his Aunt and Uncle, only to be seen decades later when R2-D2 goes running off. Sure there’s a chance he stayed in a hutt all this time and became a “crazy old hermit.” But maybe he spied on Luke and Leia as they were growing up. Maybe he was in contact with Yoda. Maybe he visited Mos Eisley once in a while for some blue milk. Who knows, but it would be cool to find out.

Jabba the Hutt

How did Jabba the Hutt become so powerful?

You’re Jabba the Hutt, a slug with big head, small tail and huge ambition. How do you go from a little one to Pod Race grandmaster and, finally, the most powerful gangster in the universe? Sounds like an almost Scarface, Michael Corleone rise to power if you ask me. Plus, if you add in the fact all of the Hutts are considered gangsters, you’ve got the building blocks for an epic, Star Wars crime saga with one family rising to power in the criminal underground. On a technical level, this might be a little difficult, especially since the Hutt’s move slow and don’t speak English, but there are definitely some stories to be told about their rise to power.

Empire Strikes Back Mark Hamill Yoda

How was the Force discovered?

Who was the first Jedi? The first person to realize, “Oh man, I can control my surroundings with my mind.” A story about the discovery of the Force, and the earliest creation of the Jedi, could be incredible. Who was the first person to say “May the Force be with you,” who did they say it to and what was the response? The possibilities here boggle the mind, but here’s an easy one. An almost Biblical story of siblings who both realize they can do incredible things. As they grow up one uses it for good, the other for evil. The result is a story that tells the rise of the Jedi, the birth of the Sith, and the discovery of the Force all in one.

Anakin Palpatine Opera

Could Darth Plagueis really conquer death?

In Revenge of the Sith, part of the carrot Palpatine dangles at Anakin is that a Sith named Darth Plagueis was able to use the Force in a such a way, he could cheat death. I’d love to know if Palpatine was lying and, if not, what is Darth Plagueis’ story? I know some of his history has been eluded to in several works but this sounds like a dark story with some very interesting ramifications on the rest of the galaxy. I feel like telling this story would give the Sith a deeper historical context but also show all aspects of the Force.

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