First Two Stand Alone Films From STAR WARS To Be Based On Han Solo And Boba Fett
Yesterday it was announced that Disney would be seeking to do some new stand alone Star Wars films away from Episode VII, VII, and IX. Now, according to a new report just out, the first two films will be based on Boba Fett and Han Solo.
After yesterday's news broke that Disney would be looking to branch our the Star Wars name and produce solo movies based on characters in the universe, some new details have popped up on who the movies will be based on. According to Entertainment Weekly, the first movies out side the saga will be based on cargo smuggler Han Solo and bounty hunter Boba Fett.
EW's source says the Han film will take place between Revenge of The Sith and A New Hope. While they didn't rule out a Harrison Ford return in some way shape or form, this means get ready for a new and younger Han. Ford was 35 when he first appeared in A New Hope, so presumably it will be someone even younger than that.
The Boba Fett film on the other hand has two possible time lines. They are looking at putting the film between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back, or between Empire and Return of The Jedi. While there are no current casting rumors on the film, EW does point out that Temuera Morrison, who played Jango Fett in the prequels, is still of an age where he could play the bounty hunter. This would makes sense given the fact that Boba is a clone of Jango.
One thing that the films both hope to accomplish is utilizing some other fan favorite characters that met their demise in the original trilogy. Disney is hoping to inset Darth Vader in the mix of things as a potential bad guy for one or both of the movies. There is also mention of the door being left open for Jaba the Hutt.
While no directors have been chosen or contacted for the films, it is worth noting that Joe Johnston, who brought Captain America to the big screen, has said in the past he would like a crack at directing a Boba Fett movie. More recently Robert Rodriguez voiced his desire to bring a Han Solo film to fruition. While this is all the information that we have at the time, it seems that Disney is moving full steam ahead with these project. For the latest on all things Star Wars, make sure to check back here at CBM.
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