Wouldn't it be cool if they made a spin-off trilogy focusing on the Rise of the Empire era, with brand new and returning characters and have the first film take place 5 years after Episode III. Feel free to comment and share your ideas, for starter's heres my ideas,
STAR WARS: RISE OF THE EMPIRE SAGA:
1. FILM ONE: STAR WARS: RISE OF THE EMPIRE: BROTHERS OF THE EMPIRE
PLOT: 5 years after the end of the Clone Wars and the beginning of the Great Jedi Purge, Imperial Forces are numbering in high numbers as the Empire is rising. A Local squad of 501st Stormtroopers are embarking on dangerous missions assigned by Lord Vader by going across the galaxy, hunting down both Jedi and remaining Separatists War Criminals like Cad Bane, and Ziro the Hutt. On their journey the face many foes such as local Bounty Hunters and some remaining Jedi however, things come to action as the Commander CC-7780 "George" encounters Jedi Master Rypko a fugitive hooded mysterious Jedi on the run from the Empire. Master Rypko, begs for them to spare him offering them his capture in exchange for his later execution though desperate Commander George agrees.
They bring the Jedi Master to Vader's Flagship in which Vader expresses disappointment that they didn't kill the Jedi before hand. Rypko then informs Vader that his mind has been corrupted and that it is the Emperor is evil in which Rypko escapes custody and duels Vader. Eventually he is brought before his knees as he loses the duel to Vader and is brutally tortured and nearly killed. Commander George then is told by Vader, to take him the Imperial Prison Facility in Coruscant to which he agrees to. On their way, Rypko tells them that he figured out Emperor Palpatine was indeed Darth Sidious and that they were part of his plan to overthrow the republic. Realizing that they being cloned from Jango Fett and that he himself (after taking of his hood) was a secret clone of Jango Fett though tampered with force powers of another Jedi on accident, were being used for one man's master plan. George then realizes that they would've been killing their own brother regardless if he was also a Jedi, they set off course and plan to make Palpatine pay. On their way, Vader senses treason and alerts his Palpatine his master who orders a warrant for their arrest. Vader sends out, a squadron of Loyal 501st stormtroopers to annihilate the traitors.
Meanwhile, Palpatine is still rising in power and orders a Declaration of Execution on the traitors deeming them a threat to his reign as Emperor and traitors to the Empire. Now on the run, the traitors face life and death as they lose a fellow member CC-1902 who is killed by 501st Stormtroopers in his effort of sacrifice to save his friends after they had a run with the loyal 501st in Bespin. Soon they battle their way through many Imperial Navy forces and such, and head towards Kamino to find answers. However, they meet up with Senator Bail Organa who is a secretly opposes Palpatine's rule he informs them that he was contacted by Rypko whom he knew from the Clone Wars. Bail states on their way, that he first met him on a diplomatic mission to Kamino and took him with him. Rypko mentions, that Master Sifo Dyas before being murdered to make him clone faster (since he was taking a while to grow) used gave some of his force powers to him through DNA. This means that Rypko, was a hybrid clone of both Jango Fett and Sifo Dyas before Sifo Dyas was killed by Count Dooku. Shocked, George realizes that it was possible to hybrid clone somebody of more than one person. Bail then assures him he found out the truth from Rypko during a private discussion with him in which George states, "He would've been a great use in the Clone Army believing him to possibly be a great leader". Rypko however insisted that he never told anybody about it due to fear of being exposed as a hybrid clone. They then leave Kamino, and one of them named "Ford" demands they kidnap Palpatine but insists Rypko lead them thinking it be wise to have someone as powerful as Palpatine to fight him. George then agrees as does Rypko who then orders them to go into hyperspace and head towards Coruscant.
As they arrive in Coruscant they infiltrate and make their way through many Imperial Guards and Stormtroopers. The Emperor then unleashes terror on them as he mortally wounds them except for Rypko whom he duels. Rypko towards the end of the duel, after winning orders Palpatine to stand down in which he is stunned by force lightning by Palpatine. He then tells him that he was secretly aware of his existence before and then kills him. Outraged, by the death of their hybrid clone brother the 501st squad attacks the Loyalists Stormtroopers sent to kill them. After killing them, they points their blasters towards Palpatine who surrenders out of no choice after being knocked out. The 501st squad then heads into hyperspace, and plan to make their way towards Naboo for the Emperor's execution in which the Emperor manages to escape by a escape pod. Rypko's Force Ghost appears and tells them they should worry less of re-capturing the Emperor due to his strong abilities in which George agrees. Later on, Vader communicates via hologram with his master in which the Emperor commands him to keep a close eye on the 501st Legion. Soon, the clones make their way to Dagobah where they meet up with Jedi Master in exile Yoda who insists that they must keep their and his location a secret.
MAIN CAST FOR THE FILM:
1. Temura Morrison as Rypko, 501st Squad, and other 501st Stormtroopers
2. Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader (physical) & James Earl Jones as the voice of Darth Vader
3. Ian Mcdiramid as Emperor Palpatine
4. Jimmy Smits as Senator Bail Organa
5. Unknown actors as Stormtroopers
1. Frank Oz as Yoda
more to come soon...