Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Star Wars Standalone Films Update

Entertainment Weekly reports that there are two potential spinoff movies in early stages of development at Lucasfilm:

"A young Han Solo saga, focusing on the wisecracking smuggler’s origin story, and a bounty hunter adventure with Boba Fett at the center of a rogue’s gallery of galactic scum."

"The Han Solo story would take place in the time period between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, so although it’s possible Harrison Ford could appear as a framing device, the movie would require a new actor for the lead — one presumably much younger than even the 35-year-old Ford when he appeared in the 1977 original.

The Boba Fett film would take place either between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back, or between Empire and Jedi, where the bounty hunter was last seen plunging unceremoniously into a sarlacc pit. Exactly who would play him isn’t much of a complication – in the original trilogy, he never took off his helmet. And in the prequels, we learned he was the son of the original stormtrooper clone, played by Temuera Morrison, who’s still the right age for the part if his services were required."

Daniel Logan, who played the young Boba in Episode II and III, could easily reprise the role of Boba Fett for a new feature film that could continue with the spirit and passion of the previous saga. Boba Fett's life is extremely dense and entertaining so it would be a great candidate.

I don't know who would portray a young Han but he would have to be the same build as Harrison Ford, and I would prefer a new face or an up-and-coming underrated actor.

Both tales would include Darth Vader and Jabba the Hutt and could even tie in together; Han and Boba do have a past...

-Daniel, Jedi Editor


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