The Star Wars franchise has always provided more adventures than what’s been shown on the big screen. From 1978 until 2014, fans could continue their exploration of a galaxy far, far away through the Star Wars Expanded Universe. Following Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm, anything aside from the movies and Star Wars: The Clone Wars was tossed out as canon, but thanks to the new story group, they’re continuing to tell other tales through books, comics, and video games, all of which are official. Most recently, it was announced that Poe Dameron will star in his own ongoing series from Marvel, showing what he was up to before Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Now that the new trilogy has kicked off, this opens the door for other characters to be explored outside theaters. Obviously certain reveals are off-limits since they’re being kept for the movies, from Rey’s parentage to Luke Skywalker and Kylo Ren’s falling out. Let’s not even get started on what the deal is with Supreme Leader Snoke. Despite these restrictions, there are still a few candidates that could have their stories continued in others forms that will help ease the wait until Star Wars: Episode VIII. Take a look at who we picked to have their pre-The Force Awakens tales told.

Needless to say, there will be Star Wars: The Force Awakens spoilers ahead!

Hux’s Rise To Power
Hux’s Rise To Power
Kylo Ren was Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ main villain, but in terms of First Order hierarchy, Hux was more or less his equal. The young general may not have been deep in the action, but it was clear he has a commanding presence and will do whatever it takes to see that the First Order rules the galaxy. If Hux is the same age as his actor Domhnall Gleeson, then that means he was only a toddler when Emperor Palpatine, Darth Vader, and the second Death Star met their demise. So he’s basically spent his entire life building a grudge against the Rebellion/Resistance, and at a still relatively young age, he’s determined to see them wiped from existence. Although the novelization for The Force Awakens touched on his career, it would be great to see a more detailed look at how he rose to power, as well as his first interactions with Snoke. This would also be the first opportunity to see how he performs in action, though presumably he’ll get to mix things up in Episode VIII or IX.

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