Star Wars: 3 spin-offs opened up by The Rise Of Skywalker

Lando Calrissian (Billy Dee Williams) in STAR WARS: EPISODE IX.
Lando Calrissian (Billy Dee Williams) in STAR WARS: EPISODE IX. /
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2. Palpatine’s Son

There were a couple new character introductions in this storyline: Ochi and D-O. Although Ochi was just a pile of bones, D-O was brimming with personality and that’s enough to make me want more of him. But these two alone wouldn’t be enough to base a spin-off on.

It’s too simple. He’s hired by Palpatine to kill his own kids, Ochi does that and promptly dies to an underground snake. That’s pretty lame.

But then you run into the true spin-off. Palpatine, the nastiest, grossest thing in the galaxy, had a son. An actual child. Who lived. And was then killed by his father’s hired hand. There’s your story. The story of Rey as a child and what Palpatine’s son really looks like. Was he wicked? Did he have anger problems? Did he encourage Baby Rey to give into her anger?

I have so many questions, and the only thing that will answer it is a proper spin-off in which we learn about her life as a baby and what her parents were like. Wouldn’t it be the ultimate “WTF” if Palpatine’s son was a respectable gentleman who was just an ordinary dude? But then it would be just as compelling if he had a little dark side in him.

See what I mean? You can’t go wrong with this.