From freedom fighters to older warriors with a mysterious past, the galaxy far far away is full of characters easily interesting enough to star in their own story.
Is starting out with a twofer fair? I don’t know, but the other option was saying that we deserved to know more about every single Rogue One character. While we’re getting more Cassian Andor content pretty soon, I think most of us would pretty happily also watch a show – or even just read a book or comic series – about these two. There are little bits of additional info outside of Rogue One, but most of them are from various Rogue supplements or novelizations when these two unquestionably have many years of adventures together.
I have ninety nine problems with how the sequel trilogy was handled, and one of them is definitely how they squandered what could have been incredibly interesting characters. Just look at how they took what could have been one of the most important characters in the series and reduced him to yelling the main character’s name on repeat for two hours… But I’m not here to complain about Finn’s treatment this time. Rose is a smart, strong-willed, compassionate character with a rich backstory. She could easily headline a story of her own, but she mostly just gets mentioned in the background of other people’s stories.
Star Wars is so full of force user stories so I’m generally more interested in what’s going on with everyone else in the galaxy. But Tarre Vizsla was the first Mandalorian to join the Jedi order and created the darksaber. We’ve learned little bits about Tarre through the cartoon series, but there is at least an entire novel’s worth of story there and I want to know it.
The Mandalorian’s Armorer is one of those characters who you know has a long and rich past of taking names and kicking ass. She’s seen things, she knows things, she has connections, and there is so much more to her than making armor and sending Din on jobs. Not that those aren’t skillful and important jobs – I bet beskar is difficult to work with – but The Armorer has history outside of the tiny snippets hinted at during The Mandalorian and we want to know more about it.
Showing up in Solo: A Star Wars Story, Enfys is a resistance fighter, rebel, and leader who took on Crimson Dawn. Her connections include Saw Gerrera. And oh yeah, she’s sixteen. I know the fandom is split on whether or not we need more of early Han’s story, but Enfys could easily headline her own movie.
These are some characters we’d like to see more of, but whose story would you like to see continued or fleshed out some more? Which underutilized Star Wars character is your favorite? Who would you give the next book or movie to? Let us know in the comments!
May The Force Be With You, Adventurers!