5. Hikaru Sulu
Hikaru Sulu, our beloved helmsman with the swagger of a space pirate and the heart of a poet, would rock a solo movie. Why, you ask? Because we'd be getting a movie that's not just a deep-space adventure, but also a journey into the soul of one of the most underrated characters in the Star Trek galaxy. Sulu, with his calm demeanor and razor-sharp fencing skills, has always been more than just a guy who knows his way around a starship's controls. He's a character with layers, like a space onion, waiting to be peeled back in a solo movie.
Now, imagine a film that explores the untold stories of Sulu's early life, before he became the helmsman we know and love. What drove him to join Starfleet? What challenges did he face as a young, aspiring officer? And let's not forget his time at the helm of the Excelsior – there's a whole untold book of adventures waiting to be uncovered there.
A solo movie could also go into his personal life, giving us a glimpse into the man behind the uniform. We could see Sulu as a father, a friend, and a leader, facing dilemmas and decisions that shape him into the legendary figure we admire. The movie could be a blend of high-stakes space battles, important personal moments, and, of course, a healthy dose of those classic Sulu one-liners. It would be a chance to showcase the depth and complexity of his character, all while hurtling through the cosmos at warp speed.