Boba Fett and Han Solo To Get Their Own Star Wars Stand-Alone Movies

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Star Wars - Boba Fett is Dead Comic BookNot 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.

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  • Juggernaut

    This is awesome news! I’d love to see a Boba Fett movie. I agree that I’d rather see the film take place after the events of ROTJ. A cameo by a pissed of Darth Vader would be sweet! As for Han Solo there really is only one story to tell…The Kessel Run!
    Hopefully they decide to make other stand alone films centering on characters from the original trilogy. I’d personally love to see a Lando Calrisian movie starring Jamie Foxx.

  • X_p

    as long as young solo isnt jeremy renner, ryan reynolds, chris uh capatain america guy, or donnie darko im on board.

    id watch a lil yoda movie but it has to be directed by Peter Jackson

    • Juggernaut

      After some time to think on it I actually think that Chris ” Captain America Guy” Evans would be the best chocie! He would be about the right age, has the looks and charisma, has a great wit about him and can be roguishly charming.

      I also like Jake ” Donnie Darko” Gylenhaal for the role.

      A few others that would work are Chris Pine (Kirk and Solo), Ryan McPartlin, Taylor Kitsch (he’s do for a win right???)

      • schnydz

        Oh, wait. Chris Pine would be awesome. Unfortunately the internet meme’s would go into hyper-drive if that were to happen.

      • X_p

        i think Taylor Kitsch is kinda wack. you shouldnt be ablle to go from being in the biggest failure ever then right back to being Han Solo. Chris Evans is too wooden imo and lacks all the friendly lets get a beer coolness that solo had. Chris pine might pull it off tho. having already mastered the right Shatnerisms he could prob play it like Ford pretty easily.

    • eric82

      Yeah I don’t know how Jeremy Renner would pull off “young” anybody but they seem to keep pushing that. He’s like 50 and they cast him as the brother of Gemma Arterton in Hansel and Gretel.

  • Debo4735

    What about Nathan Fillion, Zach Efron, Garrett Hedlund, Joseph G. Levitt, or Aaron Taylor-Johnson…and PLEASE no Shea Labuff!!!

    • Juggernaut

      Funny you shold say that. I remember an article casting Garrett Hedlund as Sol and thinking that he’d be a really solid choice. As for the rest of the choices that you suggested I could see Aaron Johnson and even LeBouff in the role. Call me crazy but I actually thought that he was a good choice to play Indiana Jones’ kid in the last IJ movie.

      • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

        No you weren’t crazy. Lebouff gets some undue hate. He’s actually adecent actor, just got stuck with the TF scripts. I don’t see him as a young Solo though. Johns maybe, and Hedlund a bit more.
        JGL wouldn’t be too bad, but I doubt it’d happen.

        • X_p

          Leboof is a terrible actor, hes a whiny prebuscant pest in ALL his movies. he doesnt have any performance where you can point and seriously say that it was good actors performance.

          • schnydz

            I don’t know I thought LaBeoff was pretty good in EagleEye.

        • W.A.S

          I kind of think Ian Somerhalder would be a good young Hon Solo.

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

    I’m definitely in for both of these. I agree about the time frame of the Boba Fett film, but Vader would be dead by the time we see Bobba Fett. I also still want animated films in the style of The Clone Wars series based on stuff like Shadows of The Empire, Crimson Empire, and maybe even Dark Empire 1 & 2, and Empire’s End.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      Also thought of Cam giganet, and Emile Hirsch.

  • Aegon the Conqueror

    Stop making movies and get me that damn Live Action Series we’ve been promised for so long!!!!!!!
    Han Solo movie, how he came to work for the empire, how he saved chewie and left the empire. Now that would make an awesome movie.
    I’d actually much rather prefer a solo movie about Jango Fett before he became the clone template (although Christopher Lee might be too old to reprise his role as Dooku) show us how he led clan Mandalore against the jedi and managed to kill, wait for it…46 jedi with his bare hands!

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

    Manu Bennett for Bobba Fett if it takes place after ROTJ!!! If it’s still in between Revenge of the Sith and A new hope, like the Han Solo flick then Kellan Lutz maybe.

    • Juggernaut

      Great choice!

  • Bakdani1

    What about Jamie Kennedy for Han Solo – sometimes I think he has the look of a young Harrison Ford