Better Call Saul, a smash hit television show, has taught us anything, and viewers are eager for a deeper exploration of some of the most popular and mysterious characters on television, with many people saying the prequel series is even superior to the already well-known original series, Breaking Bad.
While every series and film depends on its main protagonists, sometimes the side characters capture the hearts of their viewers and leave viewers wanting more. Not everybody gets to save the day and be the beloved hero, but these characters merit a prequel to understand how they became the people they became onscreen.
Padme (Natalie Portman) was introduced to audiences in The Phantom Menace as the newly-elected Queen of Naboo at the age of 14, while simultaneously attempting to avoid her husband turning to the Dark Side and hiding her pregnancy.
With the recent release of EK Johnson's novels about her childhood as a young queen, there is enough material to develop a film or television series about her past and her struggles as a young queen that will hopefully arise one day. Padme is a character that didn't get to shine on her own in the prequels trilogy, so a series about Anakin's incredible life is absolutely necessary.
Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow) is way too cool to hang out with Monica, Rachel, and especially Ross. She spent her time on Friends working as a masseuse and supplying Central Perk with incredible music as a singer and guitar player, and she married Paul Rudd in the series' final episode!
The tragic death of her mother by suicide gives Phoebe an unexplored but deeply heartbreaking past many times in the show. Phoebe's life is bound to be fascinating and would help explain how the esoteric blonde became the person she was in the original show.
Is there a Marvel Cinematic Universe villain that isn't even twice as iconic and powerful as The Mad Titan? Thanos' (Josh Brolin) previous was mentioned in Avengers: Infinity War and included his first meeting with Gamora. Nevertheless, little is known about his early life and how he became the most feared tyrant in the entire universe.
Thanos remains one of the MCU's most compelling characters. He may benefit from a series or standalone film that further investigates his past and how he went from an environmental activist to a blood-thirsty dictator.
Another Breaking Bad alumni and one of the most badassy actors to ever grace the screen, Mike Ehrementraut (Johnathan Banks) deserves the Better Call Saul treatment, which includes a greater dive into his past, with the show's revelations about his involvement in the Marines and police work in Philadelphia in his younger years leaving fans wanting more.
Mike wasn't always as tough as shown in the original series, as he tragically lost his son, and then turned to alcohol to cope with the shock that came with that loss. Better Call Saul allowed fans to get a better grasp of Mike's past, but there's still so much more to this complex character that viewers want to know more about.
The character of Voldemort, the ultimate "big bad" in the Harry Potter series, remains a mystery. The films and novels explored a bit of his past when he was Tom Riddle, but it's still not enough to understand why and how he became the most dangerous and feared dark wizard ever to exist.
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The portrayal of Voldemort's early days and his subsequent involvement in the Dark Arts would be more than enjoyable. However, fans would like to see more of his past, although without the shameful author of the Harry Potter franchise.
The pegasus-riding warrior Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) is another MCU character that deserves her own prequel series or film. She has lived for longer than Thor and Loki and is the only survivor in the battle against their evil sister Hela, so she certainly has a lot of wonderful stories to tell.
How did she become a legendary defender of Asgard? How did she arrive on the planet Sakaar? There must have been a few interruptions along the way before she made her way to working for The Grandmaster, and fans are eager to see how she became the woman she became when Thor became Thor.
Brienne of Tarth
Brienne of Tarth, a former warrior-woman, was one of the most popular fan favorites of the ill-fated Game of Thrones franchise, with her legacy of being the first female Knight of the Seven Kingdoms and her subsequent ascension as the new Lord Commander of Bran's Kingsguard being one of the few positive and well-received character developments in the show's final season.
Apart from tragically losing her mother at a young age and being the only living child of Lord Selwyn Tarth, little is known about her early life, so a prequel series on her training and desire to become a knight would be very helpful, allowing viewers to experience the beginning and origins of one of the greatest warriors to ever set foot in Westeros.