Star Wars: 5 shows we want to see next on Disney+

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story / Image by Lucas Film

2. Bodhi Rook and Galen Erso

Weird combination, right? Not really. Riz Ahmed’s Bodhi Rook was indebted to Mads Mikkelsen’s Galen Erso, and even died with his name on his lips in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

As a simple cargo pilot for the Imperials, Bodhi would not have thought he could make much of a difference, but that changed when Galen took him under his wing. Galen brought out the best in Bodhi – allowed him to be true to himself. Together, they ended up saving the Star Wars universe!

Of all the characters in the Star Wars films, Bodhi is unique because he’s the little guy. He’s an Imperial officer out of necessity rather than evil intentions.

I love that about this character and Riz Ahmed plays him with a reticent anxiety that makes his actions in Rogue One even more courageous. It will also be fantastic for an actor of sub-continental origin to lead a science-fiction property.

If Disney made a show about Bodhi and Galen, I surmise it would be similar to Star Wars Resistance, with Bodhi setting off on missions to gather intel or sabotage the Imperials, while feeding Galen valuable information.

We could also see the machinations behind building the Death Star. The occasional guest appearance by Ben Mendelsohn’s Orson Krennic would not be amiss. As per James Luceno’s Catalyst (Star Wars): A Rogue One Novel, Krennic had an unhealthy obsession with Galen, which would give some fans Hannibal­-esque vibes.

Both Ahmed and Mikkelson have television experience, so working in this format would be a case of juggling around their busy schedules.