Lucasfilm Prepping Boba Fett and Han Solo Spin-off Movies to Take Place During the Original Trilogy

Lucasfilm Prepping Boba Fett and Han Solo Spin-off Movies to Take Place During the Original Trilogy

Feb 06, 2013

Another day, another set of Star Wars rumblings. Yesterday Disney CEO Bob Iger made it 100% official that the studio would be making multiple Star Wars spin-off movies based on fan-favorite characters, and now Entertainment Weekly is reporting that it knows who two of those characters will be: Han Solo and Boba Fett. And unlike the Yoda rumor that went around at the beginning of the week, EW happens to have a bit more info about the studio's plans.

The Han Solo movie would involve a younger version of everyone's favorite intergalactic smuggler and would take place at some point after Revenge of the Sith but before A New Hope. They note that this timing might allow for Harrison Ford to appear in some capacity, but that the movie would no doubt need an entirely new actor to take on the role.

The Boba Fett movie is a bit more nebulous, but EW's source says it will take place between either A New Hope and Empire Strikes Back, or between Empire and Return of the Jedi. Regardless of when it takes place, they believe that Temuera Morrison, who played the intergalactic bounty hunter in the prequel trilogy, could conceivably return. Our bet would be that they recast him, however, as it's unlikely that they're going to let him keep the helmet on the entire time.

And while there are zero plot details at this point, it's further worth pointing out that the timelines for both films would allow for the return of major characters like Jabba the Hutt and Darth Vader in prominent roles-- something that'll be a bit harder to do in the new, J.J. Abrams-led trilogy considering they're, ya know, dead.

Neither project has a director attached, and EW doesn't say if either film is one of the ones Iger confirmed Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg are writing, so feel free to pile on the speculation. Whatever the case, both films sound a bit more enticing than a Yoda origin story, right?

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Categories: In Development, Rumors, Sci-Fi
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