I had mentioned this all the way back in January that one of the new “Star Wars” spin off movies would focus on both Han Solo and Boba Fett, but recently this rumor has been heating up again and some possible new information has been revealed. It definitely makes sense to have two of the most popular characters in the Star Wars Universe to battle each other, or maybe even team up, in their own spin off.
From Schmoes Knows:
Though the first film in the series, Star Wars Anthology: Rouge One, doesn’t hit theaters until December of 2016, there’s already been speculation regarding the 2018 film, whose director spot was vacated by Josh Trank. Jeff Sneider of The Wrap recently reported that Boba Fett would be the focus of the film. However, an exclusive source has revealed some new info regarding the project.
Let’s classify this as a rumor to start as things are in motion quite a bit. But over and over again, my source is hearing the same thing: Han Solo and Boba Fett will be the focus of the second Star Wars Anthology film set for release in 2018. This is not a new rumor per se’, as Latino Review has previously reported the same rumor. What my source is stating is that it looks to be happening with some interesting additions.
The source reports that the conflict between Fett and Solo that was only hinted at in the original trilogy (and seen countless times in the Expanded Universe) will finally be onscreen in a film taking place between Star Wars: Episode III- Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV- A New Hope. Additionally, it’s been mentioned that characters such as Chewbacca, Lando Calrissian, and Bossk will make appearances throughout the film.
Also, according to the source, Disney really wants to delve into the “hive of scum and villainy” that Star Wars has been known for. As Rouge One definitely seems to be playing off of the influences of War films (the Zero Dark Thirty/Saving Private Ryan of the Star Wars Universe) this Anthology film will explore the influence of Westerns and bounty hunter films. Though no director is attached following Trank’s departure, my source is saying that both Jon Faverau and Matthew Vaughn have been thought to be circling the project.
Source: Schmoes Knows