So it seems we’re getting another load of Star Wars Rumours for the spin offs after the original trilogy from IGN today.
Whilst I normally refrain from posting two posts on the same day, I thought I’d share with you this little tidbit of news from IGN. Here’s what they had to say about it:
Another day, another Star Wars movie rumor. But this one’s a doozy.
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.”
More from EW:
“The Han Solo story would take place in the time period between Revenge of the Sith and the first Star Wars (now known as 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.”
And as EW points out, these prequel films would also allow for appearances by both Darth Vader and Jabba the Hutt. EW’s sources also said that Timothy Zahn’s novel Scoundrels, which focuses on Han’s between A New Hope and Empire Strikes Back, would not be the basis for the proposed Solo film.
Right, that’s all from me folks. Tomorrow we’ve got a review of the twelfth Arrow episode, and I’m going to be aiming to watch either the pilot episodes of Grimm or Smallville tomorrow or Friday.