Does Yoda deserve a ‘Star Wars’ spinoff?

Feb. 05, 2013 | 12:03 p.m.
Yoda, from the TV series “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.” (Credit:  Cartoon Network)

Yoda, from the TV series “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.” (Credit: Cartoon Network)

Faced with rumors that Yoda is at the front of the line for the first “Star Wars” spinoff, there’s just one thing to do. Go straight to the Yoda-Speak Generator!

Question: “Does Yoda deserve his own “Star Wars” spinoff?”

Answer: “What a stupid question. Of course he does!”

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Actually, the real answer spit out by the Yoda-Speak Generator was: “His own ‘Star Wars’ spinoff does Yoda deserve, hmm?”

But, really, when you look out into the “Star Wars” universe, isn’t Yoda feature-film material? Give that guy a bio-pic. Empire Online even put Yoda in the No. 25 spot on its list of the 100 greatest movie characters of all time.

Begin to trace the Yoda rumor to its source — and we have to stress this is a rumor, a tantalizing albeit unsubstantiated rumor — and you get to pop culture entertainment website Ain’t It Cool News and founder Harry Knowles, who flat out states:  “The first Stand Alone film is going to center upon YODA. At this stage specifics are sparse, but [Lucasfilm co-chair] Kathleen Kennedy  is putting together a STAR WARS slate… But word is YODA is first.”

Knowles adds: “I’m wildly curious for more details on the YODA film — would this be a young or old YODA tale?”

What do you think? Does Yoda deserve the honor of being the first spinoff since Disney added “Star Wars” to its galaxy and announced plans to churn out new movies?

And what kind of script would you like to see? Do you want it to focus on a young Yoda? An old Yoda? Both?

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