STAR WARS Spin-Off's Are NOT Confirmed Just Yet; Disney "Kicking Around Ideas"

Despite recent reports that the likes of Boba Fett, Han Solo and Yoda will be getting their own Star Wars spin-off's, a reliable source now indicates that Disney are in fact only "kicking around ideas", casting doubt on the reliability of these rumours. Read on for details!

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By Josh Wilding - 2/6/2013

Despite Disney CEO Bob Iger himself confirming that the studio are working on a series of Star Wars spin-off's which will stand separate to the planned trilogy (that kicks off with J.J. Abrams' Episode VII in 2015), it sounds as if we should hold our horses wookies! According to the ever reliable Deadline, the recent reports of movies starring beloved characters such as Boba Fett and Han Solo are premature. Their sources tell them, "Nobody knows when these movies are even coming out. Right now, people are just kicking around ideas. Which is why you hear it’s Yoda one day and a young Han Solo another. It’s all in early development right now." So, it seems as if we should definitely take these rumours with a pinch of salt as these movies are clearly - and perhaps obviously - in the very, VERY early stages of being made. Stay tuned for further updates.

Source: Deadline
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RorMachine - 2/6/2013, 1:43 PM
I call bull. I think it's just Deadlien trying to stick their oar in and debunk some other sites. So we're supposed to believe that Iger was lying? And that her their anonymous source is the one we should listen to? Nah
Jollem - 2/6/2013, 1:43 PM
SuperDude001 - 2/6/2013, 1:52 PM
Tbh I don't care. I mean I love Star Wars, but until anything is definitely confirmed I'll just show light interest in the ideas.
Whatever happens though, I hope at least the Falcon is back in the new trilogy, and if Han gets a prequel I'd love a contrasting shot (like a fresh faced ship in the solo film; and ruined and old in the new trilogy).
JoshWilding - 2/6/2013, 1:54 PM
I think Deadline are probably spot on with this. Disney are probably just leaking random names to gauge the reaction from fans.
Durf - 2/6/2013, 1:55 PM
NO, YOU GIVE ME MY BOBA FETT MOVIE DAMMIT!

@Ror: yeah, agreed
Reasonnnn - 2/6/2013, 1:57 PM
@JoshWilding, it's happening regardless of our reactions.

"Don't know why people are shocked about these Star Wars spin-off films. Disney bought characters, plan has always been to exploit/market

It would be great if they could tell wholly original tales with original characters in this awesome universe, but not their first priority

When Disney bought Marvel, they made it clear they bought the company for the characters, not to make new superhero characters in the world"

- Peter Sciretta, /Film
JoshWilding - 2/6/2013, 2:01 PM
Oh yeah, they'll definitely happen regardless of what WE say if Disney think they can make a profit off 'em, but I don't think it's any coincidence that the Yoda/Fett/Solo reports came from fanboy friendly websites like AICN and EW rather than trades like Variety and THR. Personally, I hope they happen, although I could definitely live without a Yoda spin-off!
DrDoom - 2/6/2013, 2:09 PM
I say focus on the Episodes above all.
Spideyforevr - 2/6/2013, 2:30 PM
Give me a stinkin orgin story about Yoda on a he became a awesome 900 or 800 year old Jedi Master!!!!
Facade - 2/6/2013, 2:46 PM
Spin off ideas don't sound appealing.
xXkryptoniteXx - 2/6/2013, 3:07 PM
Disney is the cash king company! The house of mouse, the muppets, power rangers, marvel, and star wars. Corporate people making money. Just make the movie and story good and it will sell it self.
DaenerysTargaryen - 2/6/2013, 3:25 PM
Also I find it HILARIOUS how some fans actually want Harrison ford to return as a young Han Solo. They just think that technology can make him look young. LOL...like that's gunna happen. Because thats what we all want to see...a 70 year old guy with CGI plastic face to try to make him look young.
yingyangpalms - 2/6/2013, 3:31 PM
The fact that there is no Star Wars character thats a frontrunner for a Solo film says much about the state of Star Wars decline thanks to the prequels and the irreparable damage Lucas did to most characters.

The only Star Wars Solo film that would IRON CLAD work is Han+Chewie in the Falcon AFTER "Return Of The Jedi".

And why I say after ROTJ is because a lead in to Episode 4 feels like another prequel because we obviously know Solo, Chewie must survive and Fett also since he would be the villain. We dont need another lead in to Episode 4.

So lets have no Solo in Ep. 7. Instead we have him post Jedi, with a brief mention that Leia's new life and elite friends caused things to end. And actually, that would happen if it were real.
Then we move on to a grungy adventure with Han, Chewie and the Falcon and no Luke, Leia or the droids and perhaps Fett returns into the Soloverse.
0bstreperous - 2/6/2013, 10:31 PM
Solo fett would be just fine combined explore mandalore show kessel run

I'm down better than some girl protagonists trying to balance her social life and x wings in a swamp
m0th3r - 2/6/2013, 10:47 PM
disney fishing for fan response...
mgeoff88 - 2/7/2013, 12:30 AM
Come on! These solo movies would kick so much ass!!!

They would fill seats! What's the hold up???
Bread - 2/7/2013, 6:05 AM
I want BOBA FETT.... NOW!
grifdeadpoolteabag - 2/7/2013, 9:13 AM
Spin-off's what?

Improper apostrophe use.
HRDWYR - 2/7/2013, 10:31 AM
Fett is interesting BECAUSE he's a mystery. Also, if you reall look at his costume for the original movies...yikes. Honestly, it looks like they just through something together. Don't get me wron, I like Fett, I like him just as he is, a supporting cast member. LikeI've said before, I dont need to know every single detail of a character to enjoy them. Sometimes more is less. The same can be said for Han. Besides, for the most part, we know their stories.

SW sories that WOULD be interesting:
Shadows, Thrawn, Rogue Squadron, Jedi Academy, Old Republic, Jedi twins, etc.

SW are large sweeping stories that include a large number of characters. Its took, what 6 movies to tell the story of Anakin's life. 6, and look at all the supporting characters we were exposed to. Be realistic, you can't and certaintly shouldnt devote entire movies to a single SW character. If you do, you're gonna fail, you're gonna be pissed off because they weren't respectful, or missed some aspect of their life that was important to you. If you stories like that, do what most people do, pick up these things called books and read about your favorite characters.

-just my two cents-
HRDWYR - 2/7/2013, 10:32 AM
btw- forgive the typos, heh heh

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