RUMOR: Next Year’s ‘Star Wars Spin-Off’ Will Feature ‘Han Solo’ And ‘Boba Fett’

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Last month I reported that there was a rumor going around that the first ‘Star Wars Spin-Off’ would center around a heist story dealing with several Bounty Hunters from the Star Wars Universe. Now LatinoReview is reporting that we may see a Spaghetti Western like movie taking place in the Star Wars Universe that will star Han Solo and Boba Fett. It sounds like a great idea to introduce a young Han Solo, who originally had a shady past, either competing or working with Boba Fett and a group of Bounty Hunters over a certain mission concerning the Empire’s Death Star Plans.

MakingStarWars.com also got their hands on some information regarding the upcoming ‘Star Wars Spin-Off’:

  • Expect more on-location shooting than for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  • Crew members are hearing their start dates now.
  • Many believe they are doing a lot of work on-location in Mexico for the first spin-off.
  • There have been some Star Wars: The Force Awakens re-shoots going down recently at Pinewood using some of those people.
  • Bounty hunters are important to the film.
  • Painters are expected to redress some set pieces from The Force Awakens and there are lots of cost cutting measures like that in place for the first spin-off film. Most of the reshoot materials are to be saved when possible for this reason.

The first ‘Star Wars Spin-Off,’ directed by Gareth Edwards, is scheduled to open on December 16th, 2016

 

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As a bona fide Star Wars nerd this news excites me. I would love to see a movie with Boba Fett and Han Solo! At first, like everyone else I was concerned about how Disney would handle Star Wars, but lets be honest they can’t do any worse than the prequels. Nor have they ruined the Marvel, Pixar, or Muppets franchises.

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If this rumor does come true, it sounds like it could be a great movie. I’m trying to think if that would fit with A New Hope though and Han knowing about the Death Star plans. But this is just a rumor but I have a feeling we will hear more about this in April at Star Wars Celebration. And maybe we will see a teaser before The Force Awakens. I’m still a little concerned about them releasing a Star Wars movie every year though. I would love if Disney made an animated movie like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGl6r5tQYPM

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