Entertainment Weekly reports that in addition to the new trilogy of planned “Star Wars” films beginning with Episode VII, additional films fleshing out characters from the films are in the works. The first two will focus on two popular characters from the original trilogy: Han Solo and Boba Fett.
The spinoff films were revealed as part of Disney’s earnings report, though these specifics weren’t immediately confirmed by Disney or Lucasfilm. EW says the films would take place early in the careers of the characters:
The Han Solo story would take place in the time period between Revenge of the Sith and the first Star Wars (now known
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.
Who do you think should play a young Han Solo and Boba Fett? And are you interested in seeing additional “Star Wars” spinoff movies?
- Matt Price