Not all that long ago we heard rumors that Yoda was getting his own “Star Wars” stand-alone movie, and just yesterday, Disney’s CEO confirmed that yes, they were actively developing stand-alone movies that will take place in the “Star Wars” universe, but won’t actively impact the upcoming new trilogy starting with “Star Wars: Episode VII”. Besides that, Simon Kinberg and “Empire Strikes Back” writer Lawrence Kasdan are actively working on those films as we speak.
So now we have yet another rumor, this time from EW, who says that Disney is actively working on not one, but two stand-alone movies: one starring Boba Fett, and the other starring a young Han Solo.
According to the site, a Boba Fett movie could possibly take place between either “‘A New Hope’ and ‘The Empire Strikes Back’, or between ‘Empire’ and ‘Return of the Jedi'”. As you’ll recall, ol Boba fell into that worm slug in the beginning of “Jedi”, ending his rein of bountyhunting the scum of the galaxy (in the movies, anyway).
Personally, when it comes to a Boba Fett movie, I’d rather see what happened after he survived the pit and continued on his merry ways bountyhunting throughout the galaxy. I don’t see any compelling reason why he couldn’t have, if they give him a badass enough backstory. After all, he was wearing a jetpack and had on armor when he was eaten, right? How hard could it be to blow his way out of a squishy sand worm?
As for the Han Solo movie, EW seems much more sure about the setting. They have it happening between the final prelude film, “Revenge of the Sith” and the first Star Wars movie, “A New Hope”, when the rogue hired on to one Luke Skywalker.
If the settings for both films turn out to be dead-on, it would allow for guest appearances (or even more substantial roles) for familiar “Star Wars” names like Darth Vader, Yoda, and the like. After all, Darth Vader had already put on his mask after “Sith”, and guys like Yoda and Jabba the Hutt don’t exactly age, right?
If nothing else, these two movies sound a lot more feasible than a Yoda movie. I like the old guy, but come on, a Yoda movie? That never really sounded right to me.