New Star Wars Spin Off Movies in the works
Star Wars Movies; a topic that many people hold close to their hearts. A topic that has been the dividing factors of many friendships and households. ”Return of the Jedi” one will say. “No. no, A New Hope. Its the true classic”, says another. “Episode 1 is where its at” said no-one ever. Now there is news on the horizon that may further splinter the ”fans” from the “die-hards”, as news is emerging about a set of Star Wars spin off movies that are potentially in the works.
By now, no matter if you’re a die hard fan or just a passing observed, you should already know that back in October, The Walt Disney Company
purchased the rights to the Star Wars franchise and has already begun planning the 7th, 8th and 9th Installment, with director J.J. Abrams confirmed on board for episode VII.
During Disney’s quarterly earning report that took place yesterday, the company unveiled details on its plans to expand the universe further by releasing a set of stand alone spin off movies set within the franchise. With this information out in the open, sources close to the various project began sending whispers into the void. Now, Entertainment weekly is reporting that two of the projects in the works are said to follow bounty hunter Boba Fett and a slightly younger Han Solo.
How are these going to work? Well this is an interesting one. With the new saga fast forwarding, it would appear these movies are back tracking into the original saga, with Han Solo’s story allegedly taking place between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, whilst Boba Fetts story is slated to take place between Empire Strikes back and Return of the Jedi.
I’m sure you’ll agree its an interesting choice of films. Star Wars buffs will know that Boba is the son of Jango Fett, the bounty hunter from Episode 2 that’s DNA ended up as being the blueprint for the Clone Trooper and eventual Storm Troopers in the series. Other than that, not much is really known about the shady character, after all, the last we saw of him was back in Return of the Jedi as (SPOILER) he was hurled into the gaping maw of the Sarlacc.
Han on the other hand, is a difficult one. We know he was a smuggler, but was that always the case? What lead him there? If it is set in the period stated, we’ll most likely get some sort of nod to the event that lead him to be so deeply sought after by notorious criminal Jabba the Hutt. But before that? Who knows. Then the bigger question is, who will play Han solo? Afterall, the trade mark figure is and always will be, Harrison Ford. With age catching upto the movie great, sure his figure could be used as a base line, but everything else?
All we can really say with conviction is that, if Disney doesn’t pull this off right, we’ll no doubt have another disturbance in the force, as a million voices all cry out at once…