News

New Star Wars Stand-Alone Films to Follow Boba Fett and Young Han Solo

Source:   EW
February 6, 2013


Less than 24 hours after Walt Disney Pictures officially confirmed plans to develop stand-alone feature films in the Star Wars universe, EW is reporting that they have learned which two characters the first two projects will focus on: Boba Fett and a young Han Solo.

Plans for the Solo film call for it to take place in the time between the prequel trilogy and the original trilogy. No plot details have been revealed, but it's a near-certainty that a brand new actor would have to step in to play everyone's favorite scruffy looking Nerf-herder.

The adventures of Han Solo pre-A New Hope was actually the focus of one of the earliest Star Wars novels, 1979's "Han Solo at Star's End," set two years before the events of the 1977 film.

The Boba Fett film, meanwhile, would be set between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back and would follow the bounty hunter on an intergalactic adventure.

Both of the the films (of which Lawrence Kasdan is said to be writing one and Simon Kinberg writing the other) are tentatively planned to see release sometime after 2015 when J.J. Abrams' Episode VII is planned to hit theaters.

Previous rumors called for a stand-alone film to follow the adventures of Yoda, but that has not yet been confirmed.


| 97 comments | Add a comment

From Around the Web

comments powered by Disqus
Latest Headlines:

Brief New Teaser for AMC's Better Call Saul
Up is Down on the New Poster for Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters 2 Script Done, Wirkola Offers Update
First Concept Art from The Maze Runner Sequel, The Scorch Trials
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Wants the Lead in Oliver Stone's The Snowden Files
Box Office Results: The Maze Runner Jogs Past the Competition at the Box Office
Roberto Orci Drops Out of Power Rangers Reboot
Matt Damon May Star in Legendary Pictures' The Great Wall
The New Red Band Trailer for The Interview, Starring James Franco and Seth Rogen!
Screen Gems Takes on Mike Scannell's Scarecrow
The Star Wars News Roundup - 9.19.14
Justified's Final Season Adds Sam Elliott and Garret Dillahunt
Amber Heard the Latest to Join Magic Mike XXL
Mattel to Bring Ever After High to the Big Screen
David Fincher's Gone Girl Debuts a New TV Spot
Explore the World of The Boxtrolls with a New Clip and Featurette
Dimension Films Reshuffling Release Dates for Demonic and Amityville
Two More TV Spots for The CW's The Flash Race In

Follow ComingSoon.net on Twitter
MOST ACTIVE
From our partners