• Russell Levin

Top 10 characters who NEED a Disney+ show!

With the release of Disney+ in just a few days, as well as the release of The Mandalorian, the potential for new stories set in the Star Wars galaxy has never been higher! Now new stories featuring familiar characters such as Obi-Wan and Cassian Andor, as well as brand new characters like the Mandalorian, whose true name remains ever elusive, are only the push of a button away! There is no doubt that the future of Star Wars TV is on Disney+, and there are plenty of characters from Star Wars' rich mythos that deserve their own story, whether that story be told in live action or animation. Here's our top 10 list of characters who NEED their own Disney+ series!



#10: The Inquisitorius


The Inquisitors, first brought into the Star Wars canon by Star Wars Rebels, are fierce warriors who serve the Sith, though they are not Sith themselves. Most, if not all of them, were former Jedi who had fallen to the Dark Side of the Force before Order 66. They hunt the Jedi survivors across the galaxy after the fall of the Jedi Order, as well as hunting Force-Sensitive children to train as new Inquisitors. These Dark Side Adepts are PERFECT for a Disney+ show! I imagine that it would have a Game of Thrones-esque vibe to it, where not only are the Inquisitors hunting Jedi, but fighting each other to gain favor in the eyes of Darth Vader and The Emperor. What's better than watching a bunch of villains stab each other in the back repeatedly to get ahead? In addition to seeing the Inquisitors that we've met through the Rebels TV show and the Darth Vader comic series, we would definitely be treated to some brand new Inquisitors. We could also see what happened to Barriss Offee after her terrorist attack against the Jedi Order. Did she become an Inquisitor? Or did she see the errors of her ways and fight back against the Empire, and become a target for the Inquisitors to hunt? We could even see Starkiller aka Galen Marek reintroduced to the Star Wars canon as an Inquisitor. As for the Jedi they could hunt, Charles Soule's Darth Vader comic run established several Jedi survivors of Order 66, including Oppo Rancisis and Coleman Kcaj, who both served on the Jedi High Council and could serve as significant foils for the Inquisitors. This series could be both animated or live-action, though I lean toward live-action, as it would attract a wider audience.




#9: Anakin and Obi-Wan



Sure over the years we've gotten a lot of Anakin and Obi-Wan content, but one area that's always been lacking is the time between The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones, when Anakin is just a young kid on a foreign world, training to be part of a magical religious Order. Yes, we did get an Anakin and Obi-Wan comic a few years back, but it was just a five-issue miniseries and there are plenty more adventures to be had. Personally, I want to see the transition of the young hopeful boy we meet on Tatooine to that hate filled machine who served the Emperor. Sure, the death of his mother was a major turning point for him, but I refuse to believe that was the ONLY turning point. As for who would play young Anakin, Tom Holland could be the perfect choice, as he has demonstrated time and time again he has the emotional range is necessary to portray Anakin's complex mental state. This series could be only a limited series, maybe 6-8 episodes, but there is plenty of story to fill a multi-season long series.




Honorable Mention: Enfys Nest


Erin Kellyman's Enfys Nest was by far one of the best parts of Solo: A Star Wars Story. Honestly, I wouldn't be shocked if she is mentioned or appears in the as-of-yet untitled Cassian Andor series, but she definitely could hold her own series. As Solo's poor box-office performance makes it very unlikely that we will ever see a sequel, a series (or several) could be next best thing. What makes Enfys so interesting is that she isn't directly a rebel. Sure she has the makings of a great rebellion leader, but she isn't fighting the Empire. Instead, she is fighting anyone who is taking advantage of the downtrodden and oppressed. That could be the Empire, Crimson Dawn, or anyone else. An interesting idea is that she could end up in conflict with Saw Gerrera's partisans, due to their lack of concern for civilian casualties. Enfys Nest is such a great character, but Solo's poor box-office results keeps her in the honorable mentions and off the main top 10 list.




#8: Doctor Aphra



Doctor Chelli Lona Aphra, is, without a doubt, one of the BEST creations of the new Star Wars canon. Her appearances on the Darth Vader comic series as well as her own ongoing comic run have been consistently incredibly. Her personality is always entertaining and her psychotic antics time and time again show that she truly is one of the best written characters in the Disney canon. She without a doubt deserves a show on Disney+. The only issue is, her familial relations are very important to her storyline in the comics, and seeing as how Star Wars is a multimedia story, where each part is important no matter what medium, none of those storylines could be touched. Another issue would be the timeline: The Doctor Aphra comic series is linear with almost no time skips, meaning a Disney+ series featuring her would have to take place before A New Hope. That could work, however, as her character has been barely touched in that era. I imagine it to be a 10 episode limited series showing Aphra on some grand, one-off adventure. We could have appearances many characters including, but not limited to Lando Calrissian, Hondo Ohnaka, Sana Starros, Maz Kanata, and even the Ghost crew from Star Wars Rebels depending on how the timeline lines up. I imagine she could be played by Jamie Chung, who previously portrayed Mulan on Disney's Once Upon a Time.




#7: Delta Squad