Following up on yesterday’s confirmation that Disney is working on a number of Star Wars spin-off movies in addition to the new trilogy, today we have a fairly reliable update on what two of those spin-offs might be. Although it was initially rumoured that Yoda would be the first character to get his own solo movie, it appears that there are at least two others under consideration right now and they are definitely fan favourites. Entertainment Weekly is reporting that both Han Solo and Boba Fett will be getting their own prequels / origin stories. Being that it is still very early, these plans could easily change, but I think we can all agree that both of these ideas seem like no brainers. Read on for more details.
Word on the street is that the Han Solo movie would be a “young Han Solo” story that takes place between Episode III and IV, explaining how the smuggler got his start. This would obviously involve someone other than Harrison Ford taking on the lead role, and it would be a huge opportunity for a young up and coming actor. As for the Boba Fett movie, it will be set sometime during the timeline of the original trilogy. It would not be so much an origin story but rather a one-off “bounty hunter adventure” that occurs in between key events from the other films.
Disney and Lucasfilm had no official comment on the story, but it’s becoming pretty clear that Star Wars is going to essentially take over all of Hollywood for at least the next decade as many different writers, directors and actors are brought in to flesh out all of these different stories. For better or worse, the mystery behind many beloved characters will potentially be revealed and the Star Wars cinematic universe is about to become a very crowded place indeed. Is this good news or should fans be wary of how quickly this is ramping up?