There haven't been any official announcements yet about the forthcoming standalone "Star Wars" spin-off films that were greenlit alongside the new trilogy. But that hasn't stopped the rumor mill from working overtime trying to figure out just which character may get his or her own flick, and the latest name to be floated is a surprising one.

Director A.J. Edwards, who's promoting his Abraham Lincoln film "The Better Angels," was participating in a Reddit AMA earlier this month when he was asked about his rumored involvement in one of the standalone flicks. Edwards confirmed he was indeed in the mix, but declined to reveal any details -- at least initially.

"Talking about it, not able to say a lot yet," was Edwards's first, short response to the query. But then, he offered a bit more information in a subsequent answer.

"It will focus on Mace Windu," the director added.

For the uninitiated, Mace Windu (played by Samuel L. Jackson) was a member of the Jedi Council in the prequel films, and worked alongside the likes of classic "Star Wars" characters such as Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi to advise a young Anakin Skywalker. He also wielded a purple lightsaber, at Jackson's request.

But while Windu's character was entertaining enough, do audiences really need a film that focuses solely on him? It seems that a standalone flick would better serve other, more iconic characters from the series (and previously-rumored subjects) such as Boba Fett, Yoda, and Han Solo.

And what's more, Edwards's answer seems a bit squirrelly, too. Why would he drop such a major detail -- Mace Windu is the star of his film -- after he just said he wasn't allowed to talk about it? We're wondering if maybe the director is getting ahead of himself, or perhaps trying to throw fans off the scent until it's time for Disney to reveal the actual subjects of the spin-offs.

Either way, we're going to take this rumor with a giant grain of salt until we hear otherwise from Disney and Lucasfilm. Stay tuned.

In the meantime, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is due in theaters on December 18, 2015.

[via: Reddit, h/t Geek Tyrant]

Photo credit: Associated Press

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