Five more Star Wars series Lucasfilm should bring to Disney+


With two new Star Wars shows coming to Disney’s streaming service, Disney+, here are five new ideas that Lucasfilm could bring to the platform.

While we know Diego Luna will reprise the role of Cassian Andor for Rogue One prequel series on Disney’s streaming service, we are looking at more Star Wars stories that be on the streaming service.

We took a look at five potential Star Wars shows that could be on Disney+, but we didn’t want to end there because there are so many stories that could be told.

Star Wars has always been a franchise that mostly stuck to the big screen, but that seems to be changing with a new medium the iconic franchise has never done with live-action television. Storytelling in a galaxy far, far away has been limited to the films and animated shows, and there are so many fantastic stories that can be explored, or in some cases continued on Disney+.

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Lucasfilm can make great Star Wars content on par with the films for a much lower price tag (unless you’re Jon Favreau). After seeing fellow Dork Side writer, Leah Thomas’ ideas for what else Lucasfilm could bring to the service besides The Mandalorian and the Cassian series, I thought long and hard about what I would love to see and here are some of the ideas I came up with.

Luke’s Jedi Academy.

With all of the looming questions to come out of the still largely unexplored era between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, one remains above the rest. What in the world happened at Luke’s Jedi academy? Sure, We have a general idea of what it was and how it ended but there is so much more to explore.

First and foremost, where was it? Were there other masters and who were they? Who were the students and what caused some of them to walk down Ben Solo’s dark path? How does Snoke factor in? So many questions with very,very little answers.

Now, this might seem like a bit much, but think about this. Imagine a Mark Hamill- and Adam Driver-led series detailing the rise and fall of the New Jedi Order, showcasing the deeply flawed relationship of Ben and Luke and the training of a new generation of Jedi. A show that answers all our questions and introduces us to a diverse cast of interesting characters and provides a better look at characters that we love already.

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Mace Windu After Revenge of the Sith 

Ok, we’re already hearing you, “Wait, isn’t he dead?” and yes, that’s accurate, as of now. However, is it really that crazy to believe that he survived his fall into the never-ending city on Coruscant?

Have we not seen characters fall from inexplicably long falls and still survive to live another day? Of course we have! Darth Maul fell into a bottomless pit after being cut in half and he was still brought back from the dead in The Clone Wars, so it’s not a crazy proposition to bring him back. Especially after Samuel L Jackson’s comments in his video during the 40th anniversary panel last year at Star Wars Celebration where we said we would be down to return to the role.

The question is, where do you take his story from here? Very much like the Ghost Crew in Star Wars Rebels, what compelling reason would keep him away from the fight in the years after Episode III and the Galactic Civil War?

Three words, The Unknown Regions.

A live-action series where Samuel L Jackson returns to the role and explores the mysterious Unknown Regions, reluctantly taking a crew and an apprentice to learn from the failings of himself and the Jedi. Revisiting ancient Jedi sites on his journey and getting a better understanding the Force.

Think a less violent version of Logan meets Star Wars, giving Samuel L Jackson a chance to stretch his acting muscles and bring more character to a character who was pretty tame. In the words of Samuel L Jackson, “Mace Windu is awaiting his return.” and so is the rest of the galaxy.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi Series

When Lucasfilm first announced their Star Wars anthology films, one name that topped every fan’s wish list was Kenobi. All the pieces seemed to be there. Ewan McGregor has been on the record several times saying he would be willing to play the iconic role once again. Even going as far as telling Collider that “I think there’s a story there,” leading to more speculation that an announcement was just a matter of time.

With a director, Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot) rumored to be helming the film, it looked like we were going to get our Obi-Wan movie. Plot twist, with all the rumors, there isn’t any confirmation of a film and everyday it looks increasing likely we won’t get one. That being said, that doesn’t mean we’ll never see that story, in fact, Disney+ provides a brand new avenue to show it: a full-fledged TV series.

In a lot of ways, it might be better to do a series than a big-budget film that Kenobi would undoubtedly have. You can explore way more in a 10-episode series then you ever could in a two-hour film.

The galaxy is at it’s darkest place since the days of the Old Republic. The Jedi and Obi-Wan have failed to stop the great evil from taking over and Obi-Wan is dealing with it’s aftermath. The psychological toll of leaving his brother and friend for dead and watching him burn, all while protecting what he see’s as the galaxy’s last hope. With almost 20 years to explore and many dangers on Tatooine and the galaxy as a whole, on top of his continued Force training with Yoda and communications with his master, there is certainly a lot to explore.

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Star Wars Rebels Sequel 

The ending of Star Wars Rebels was an impressive feat by Dave Filoni and his team. Not only did they end Rebels in an extremely satisfying way, they opened  the door for even more adventures down the line. Adventures with characters that span from The Clone Wars till the end of the Empire. While there is certainly fun to be had with Star Wars Resistance, a sequel series to Rebels would be an exciting continuation.

When we left our characters on Lothal, Ezra was missing and the Ghost crew had been defending the planet during the Galactic Civil War when a hooded and staffed Ahsoka Tano appeared from her apparent exile.

Their mission was clear. Find Ezra. A Sabine-led animated series where the Ghost crew reunite to find Ezra with Ahsoka? Sign us up!

Taking place after Return of the Jedi, you could see interactions we’ve only dreamed of. Han and Chewie teaming up with Zeb and Kallus. The Falcon flying side-by-side with the Ghost. Leia taking on a prominent role in the New Republic. Most exciting, Ahsoka fighting side-by-side with her master’ son, Luke Skywalker. Not to mention to possibility of continuing the story of Thrawn and the entirety of the crew. With the return of The Clone Wars on Disney+ it’s not far-fetched for the eventual series to make it’s way to the Disney streaming service.

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Solo 2 Series

Since it’s release over the summer, Solo: A Star Wars Story has been seen as a disappointment. Granted, it’s a bit insane to say that a film that made almost $400 million is disappointing, but here we are. There are plenty of factors as to why it “failed” from the behind-the-scenes drama to the marketing, but one thing was clear, after the credits rolled: There needs to be more adventures with Han and Chewie. The movie ends just asking for a sequel, or in this case a series to continue the story.

Solo ends almost 10 years before the events of A New Hope and sees Han taking over the Falcon from Lando and Q’ira working more closely with Darth Maul. We still have no idea what happens to her and if she survives this time period before A New Hope. The Kessel Run can’t have been Han and Lando’s last adventure before The Empire Strikes Back where they meet on Bespin. There’s too much history there for one heist to be the end of their relationship.

Jon Kasden and Ron Howard have both expressed interest in returning to the Star Wars universe, and a Solo TV series would provide the perfect opportunity to do so. Part of the problem with Solo’s perceived disappointment was that it cost so much to make and barely, or maybe not making it’s money back. When you basically film a movie twice, the price tag is going to ballon a lot. A TV series can be done for a lot less money and if the actors from the film, especially Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke, and Donald Glover return, it’s the perfect way to continue the story.

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What do you think? Would you want to see these series on Disney Plus? What do you want to see? Let us know?