7. Qui-Gon Jinn Genesis
We’re only a little bitter about the fact that Star Wars chose to bring back Darth Maul but not our favorite Jedi, Liam Neeson…I mean Qui-Gon Jinn. Or do I?
But while it might be a little late for the aging actor to do a Jinn Genesis film, we’d happily settle for a younger, green-saber wielding Qui-Gon as the star of his own film. Qui-Gon was a favorite Jedi for many reasons, his calm demeanor, wisdom, dry humor and sick saber skills being just a few. Qui-Gon seemed more of a father figure to both Anakin and Obi-Wan than a Jedi master, which is partly why his death was so heartbreaking.
But there’s a very real possibility that this beloved Jedi master wasn’t as calm and collected in his youth. Maybe there was a stronger reason he was drawn to Anakin other than just The Force. Numerous Jedi on the council, including Yoda, believed training Anakin was a bad idea, but Qui-Gon insisted. It might have been the only bad decision he ever made as a Jedi, but it really makes us wonder what he was like as a Padawan.
Oh, and his Jedi Master was Count Dooku. Just try to explain how that relationship hasn’t already spurred a film.