EW Claims Star Wars Standalones Will Focus on Boba Fett And Han Solo
Right, okay, there are rumours and there are rumours. And this must be filed under rumour for the moment – because even the site peddling it warns that plans may change – but you kinda trust some sites when they quote “sources” more than others. And Entertainment Weekly is one of those sites. So if they say that their sources tell them that the current plans for the two Star Wars standalone films are for one concentrating on Han Solo and one concentrating on Boba Fett, then we’re more likely to think there’s some fire with this smoke, rather than mirrors.
In more detail, EW says the films will be, “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.”
Origin story? We didn’t know Han was some kinda superhero. We just thought he was, well, born.
Expanding further: “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.”
Anyways, loads more details and speculation over at EW.com, plus that proviso that, “the deal could always be altered futher.”
So there’s still a chance they may pick up on one or two of our suggestions…