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EW: Han Solo, Boba Fett films planned in Star Wars franchise

by Matthew Price Modified: April 22, 2013 at 4:45 pm •  Published: February 6, 2013

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

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.

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

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by Matthew Price
Features Editor
Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
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