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Stand-Alone Movies BOBA FETT and Young HAN SOLO Spin-Offs Being Planned?


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Nov 19, 2011
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'Star Wars' spin-offs: A young Han Solo movie, and a Boba Fett film -- EXCLUSIVE

Yesterday, The Walt Disney Co. unveiled plans to make a number of spin-off movies set a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away — in addition to the post-Return of the Jedi trilogy that had already been announced.

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.

Sources close to the projects confirmed this was the direction the development was taking, although they cautioned it’s still very early in the process and, well, the deal could always be altered futher. Lucasfilm and Disney declined to comment on the information.

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.

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.

In addition to bringing back two fan-favorite characters as the leads of their own films, the Han Solo and Boba Fett projects would also allow Darth Vader, in full-on black death-metal gear, to return as a villain, since placing the spin-offs within the original trilogy would mean he is still alive and hissing. That timeline would also open the door for a return from visit with everyone’s favorite degenerate slug-like gangster, Jabba the Hutt.

Walt Disney Co. chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced the existence of spin-off plans yesterday as part of the company’s quarterly earnings report. He said the screenwriters working of the stand-alone films are Simon Kinberg (Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Sherlock Holmes) and Lawrence Kasdan (screenwriter of The Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark and the filmmaker behind The Big Chill.)

The pair are also involved in the drafting of the new trilogy, with Michael Arndt (Little Miss Sunshine, Toy Story 3) penning the first of the series, which J. J. Abrams has agreed to direct. That film is scheduled to hit theaters in 2015.
There is no indication who might direct the Boba Fett and Han Solo films if they end up coming to fruition. Joe Johnston, director of Captain America and The Rocketeer, originally designed the armor for Boba Fett and told Screenrant he would like to make a film based around the character. Recently, Robert Rodriguez told MTV he would jump at the chance to make a Han Solo film if it were offered to him — although that seemed more like casual interest than a serious proposal.

The recent novel Scoundrels, by sci-fi author Timothy Zahn, focused on the exploits of Solo in the period between A New Hope and Empire as he set up an Ocean’s 11-type heist of a gangster’s fortune. But sources said it was not the basis for any film currently in the works.

As for other spin-offs, Ain’t It Cool reported Monday that a Yoda-centric film may be in the works, and earlier last month Vulture reported Zack Snyder may create a Seven Samurai-inspired Star Wars spin-off, although the filmmaker later said that was untrue.

Lucasfilm has ramped up its development in recent months under the new leadership of Kathleen Kennedy, who stepped in as co-chair of the company as Star Wars creator George Lucas stepped back and sold the company to the Walt Disney Co.

Kennedy, who has her eighth nomination for the Best Picture Oscar this year as producer of Lincoln, has a long track record of making films that strike a nerve with the original Star Wars generation, among them E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and everything from Gremlins to The Goonies and the Back to the Future movies.
The question now: If these films do happen, who would you cast as a young Han Solo – or should they cast someone as relatively unknown as Ford once was?

Young Han Solo could be cool. I love the Han Solo trilogy books, and while this movie doesnt have to be exactly like them, something along those lines might be exciting.

The big question is: how young would they go for Han and who would play him? hmmm
I literally just screamed in delight. Kinda surprised myself.
Way more excited for both of these than a Yoda movie. Glad the rumors changed focus fast! :D
I literally just screamed in delight. Kinda surprised myself.
So that was the girly scream i heard, huh? :oldrazz:

As far as Bobba Fett goes, as most of you know i'm not the biggest fan (i think he's way overrated), but i think it could be more interesting seeing what he's up to between ANH and ESB.... kinda showing him get his rep as a bounty hunter.... oh, and showing that "disintegration" on the screen lol.
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A Boba Fett movie that’s set in the fan favorite era of Star Wars.
I think it’s safe to say that Disney and more importantly Kennedy “GET IT”
Well, i think the important thing is that they get it right. Anyone can figure out who the more popular SW characters are and make movies with them. They key here is the execution.
I'm most excited about a possible Young Han Solo movie and so I hope that's the one Kasdan is penning.

Though I like Boba Fett I was never as infatuated by him when I was a kid as many others were. I think a movie about him has great potential for sure, but he is just not as important or interesting to me as Solo, so I rather have the screenwriter I'm least convinced by handling Boba.
Though I like Boba Fett I was never as infatuated by him when I was a kid as many others were. I think a movie about him has great potential for sure, but he is just not as important or interesting to me as Solo, so I rather have the screenwriter I'm least convinced by handling Boba.
Oh yeah! :highfive:
This Boba Fett movie is a dream come true, now I hope they "do what's right" and let Joe Johnston direct it. With him behind the wheel, I have no doubt this will be my favorite movie of all time,lol
Taylor Lautnier for young Han Solo! :jedi

No wait, that's not right.
I'm exstatic! Especially for the young Han film
YES. Fett and Han have so much story potential to carry their own films, excited for both.
im excited for the Boba Fett part. i would be excited for Han, but i just cant see anyone other than Harrison Ford being Han....kinda like Indiana Jones. Harrison Ford IS Han Solo and Indy so....... :indy: oh well we'll see
This is ****ing crazy. Never thought a Boba Fett movie would ever happen, nor did I ever think that Han Solo would go...solo. :word:
Man Boba Fett movie? Sign me up.
I dont think the Yoda Movie is dead yet. And frankly I would be REALLY surprised if they dont make a Darth Plaguies movie.
This kind of makes me rage. Han Solo is the hero from nowhere. A prequel explaining his back story is oxymoronic.
Man, they could screw the pooch real easy with these, but here's my take;

Star Wars: Two Smoking Blasters
Directed by Guy Ritchie

He just wants his credits.

After Boba Fett (Bruce Willis) narrowly escapes from the Sarlaac pit with his life intact, his first order of business is to head to Mos Eisley to collect his credits owed from Jabba's associates. Except according to them, Boba Fett already claimed his credits. He embarks on a relentless quest to retrieve his credits and uncover who the impostor is. Upon learning that the son of his long dead nemesis Jango (Temuera Morrison) has assumed his identity and Jabba's assoicates where in cahoots to swindle Boba he must go toe-to-toe with the Hutts—hitting them with heist after heist after heist—and the entire galactic underworld learns an unforgettable lesson: You don't f*** with Boba Fett.

Star Wars: Solo Unforgiven
Directed by Joe Carnahan

You can escape your past.
You can't escape your fate.

Having finally settled down after a life of violence, Han Solo (Harrison Ford, Guy Pearce in flashbacks) may have finally found peace. However, one day, his past catches up with him as an ex-army buddy from Corellia calls in to meet up for a favour. The meeting is revealed to be an assassination attempt on Han. Someone from Han's past wants him dead, and Han has to find out why, how, and when.
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I'm all kinds of torn on this news. On the one hand, I kind of hate this Han idea, because I feel like Ford is Han, and that anyone else will just be mimicking Ford playing Han. Then again I said something similar about Josh Brolin in MiB3 and I ended up loving that film.
Next, Yoda. Kinda torn on it, as I don't want an origin. I wouldn't mind a film set when Yoda is like 500 though.
Lastly, Boba Fett...YES YES YES YES YES!!!!!!
Jay Chou as Boba Fett. He rocked the part of Kato.
Good news about the Han Solo thing and it jives with the Jabba movie rumour. I fully expect the first meeting of Han and Chewie, as well as the duo's dealing with Jabba.

As for Boba... we'll see. Just don't let Johnston direct.
Needless to say, I'm excited! :D The Boba Fett movie should be a slam dunk, just don't take the helmet off!

The Han movie will be more difficult, there's a great story to tell there but whoever is cast as young Han is gonna have an uphill task to match up to Harrison Ford's iconic portrayal.

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