So we already had a Yoda Movie rumor this week (see story here) from Ain’t it Cool News. Now, a more reliable source, is reporting that there will be a Han Solo movie and a Boba Fett movie. Any and all details could change, but this is the story for right now.
“Entertainment Weekly has learned details on two of the spin-off projects: A young Han Solo saga, focusing on the wisecracking smuggler’s origin story, and a bounty hunter adventure with Boba Fett at the center of a rogue’s gallery of galactic scum”.
Here are the details on the Han Solo movie. Hopefully it will not feature Shi LaBeouf.
“The Han Solo story would take place in the time period between Revenge of the Sith and the first Star Wars (now known as A New Hope), so although it’s possible Harrison Ford could appear as a framing device, the movie would require a new actor for the lead — one presumably much younger than even the 35-year-old Ford when he appeared in the 1977 original”.
Here is what is known about the Boba Fett film.
“The Boba Fett film would take place either between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back, or between Empire and Jedi, where the bounty hunter was last seen plunging unceremoniously into a sarlacc pit. Exactly who would play him isn’t much of a complication – in the original trilogy, he never took off his helmet. And in the prequels, we learned he was the son of the original stormtrooper clone, played by Temuera Morrison, who’s still the right age for the part if his services were required.”
Read the story here on Entertainment Weekly.com.
Joe Johnston (Captain America, The Rocketeer) has stated that he has an idea for a Boba Fett film. Robert Rodriquez (Sin City, Machete) has also recently stated that he would jump at the chance to direct a Han Solo movie.
These films also open up the possibility of featuring characters such as Darth Vader and Jabba the Hutt again. The possibilities are endless.
The pictures in this article are from the Mania archives.