Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and now Ian McDiarmid.

With all the rumours circulating around the net about who may or may not be returning to the Star Wars universe, we started thinking about other pivotal but slightly less popular characters that could make a welcome return (and admittedly, in some cases a screen debut) to the galaxy far, far away.

Be it in Episode VII or one of the much rumoured spin off films, here is our wish list for the future of the Star Wars universe.


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Boba Fett

Lets get this one out of the way first. I don’t think we’re alone in wanting to see Boba Fett make a big screen return to Star Wars.

A Boba Fett film has been mooted as a possibility even before Disney acquired the property and Joe Johnston (who actualled designed the iconic costume) has long championed the idea of directing a film based on everyones favourite bounty hunter.
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Boba Fett

Boba Fett

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Mara Jade

Mara Jade first appeared in Timothy Zahn’s Heir to the Empire. At one point she was the Emperor’s Hand and was required to carry out many classified tasks for the Dark Lord. Later she would go on to become Mrs Luke Skywalker.

If Lucasfilm regard the Expanded Universe as canon, it’s a safe bet she’ll appear in the upcoming Episode VII. If they don’t, surely a film exploring her time as the Emperor’s Hand would make an interesting watch.[/one_half]
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Mara Jade

Mara Jade

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Wedge Antilles

Wedge Antilles is pretty much the unsung hero of the Star Wars trilogy. Played by Scottish actor Dennis Lawson, Wedge Antilles was partly responsible for the destruction of the second Death Star. He was also the only pilot of Rogue Squadron to take down an AT-AT.

In the expanded universe and various video games, Wedge Antilles has a long tenure as the leader of Rogue Squadron.

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Wedge Antilles

Wedge Antilles


Bringing him into Episode VII shouldn’t be too much of a problem and there’s plenty of scope to explore the exploits of Rogue Squadron in a spin off film too.
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Dash Rendar

Dash Rendar never featured in the original films, however his iconic ship, The Outrider made a minor blink and you’ll miss it cameo in the extended Mos Eisley sequence in the 1997 Special Edition of A New Hope.

He did feature heavily in the story Shadows of the Empire (easily one of the best stories within the expanded universe), fighting along side Leia, Luke, Lando and Chewbacca as they chased Boba Fett across the galaxy while taking on Black Sun.

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Dash Rendar

Dash Rendar

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Black Sun

One of the most interesting elements of the Star Wars universe is the criminal underworld – both in the film series and the expanded universe. Black Sun again, featured heavily in Shadows of the Empire and gave a glimpse into a darker and more hostile environment than what the Empire was capable of.

Led by the Falleen Prince Xizor who was accompanied by his bodyguard, Guri, a beautiful but deadly humanoid droid, Black Sun was a criminal network that extended its corruption deep within the galactic, with piracy and smuggling being just the tip of the iceberg.

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Black Sun

Black Sun


Stories about Black Sun could easily be adapted for a TV audience – think The Sopranos but a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away.[/one_half_last]


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The B’omarr Order

Jabba’s Palace was built by the mysterious religious order, which consisted of the B’omarr Monks. A strange bunch that believed in cutting themselves off from all physical sensation, they would have their brains removed and placed in a nutrient-filled jar that would be carried around on spider droids.

If you look carefully in Return of the Jedi, you can see one in Jabba’s Palace.[/one_half]
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B'omarr Order

The B’omarr Order

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A Female Sith

During the production of Episode II, it was briefly considered that the villain of the piece should be a female Sith. The artwork that was produced was later used as a springboard for the development Asajj Ventress, a character that would later appear in The Clone Wars series.

Having a female villain would certainly be a break from the norm.[/one_half]
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A Female Sith

A Female Sith

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Jar Jar Binks

What happened to him? He never actually died. Worrying.[/one_half]
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Jar Jar Binks

Jar Jar Binks

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Which Star Wars characters would you like to see return on the big screen? Let us know in the comment section below.

About The Author

Colin lives in south west London. Looks like a hobbit and has been watching films ever since he saw Return of the Jedi at the age of 3. You can follow Colin on Twitter @obicolkenobi.

  • xn0

    What about Boobnub Flundarr, now thats an important Star Wars Character.

  • Dave

    Good list, I’d have to go with Salacious Crumb – Jabba’s little mate.