Future Star Wars spin-off plans could focus on two fan-favorite characters that were introduced in The Empire Strikes Back: Yoda and Boba Fett.
Hidden within the text of an article from The Hollywood Reporter confirming that an Obi-Wan spin-off is entering development is an interesting gem of information – that many other Star Wars spin-offs are in the early stages of planning. Among them are stories focused on the Jedi Master Yoda and the Bounty Hunter Boba Fett. Rumors indicate that Boba Fett was originally the focus of a project that was intended to be directed by Josh Trank (Chronicle), but Lucasfilm fired him from the project following reports of questionable behavior from the director on the set of Fant4stic. In the meantime, many have speculated that a movie about Yoda could be on the cards for quite some time.
The timelines of these two movies are not clearly established right now, but both are flexible – one much more so than the other. While the Yoda story would likely be set around the time of the Prequel Trilogy, the Jedi Master was 900 years old at the time he merged with the Force at the very end of the Original Trilogy, so there’s a huge period of time to explore what the Galaxy Far, Far Away was like centuries before The Phantom Menace if they choose to take that route. In the meantime, most fans wanting a Boba Fett movie is set after Return of the Jedi, revealing that he survived and escaped from the Sarlaac pit (something that the Aftermath novels have hinted at), but there’s still the possibility that the movie could be set during or before the Original Trilogy in order to show why he had the reputation of being the Galaxy’s best Bounty Hunter.
It’s worth considering that, at this time, none of the planned spin-offs beyond Ron Howard’s untitled Han Solo movie have been formally announced by Lucasfilm. It’s likely that they’d exercise caution in making a bunch of announcements in advance following the shake-up on that film with ex-directors Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, and this might have been a factor in why this Obi-Wan movie wasn’t announced at an event like Star Wars Celebration Orlando or Disney D23 this year. In any case, Star Wars has a huge amount of lore that could be explored, so perhaps they’ll consider making movies set outside the exploits of a single character.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
8 ‘Star Wars’ Spin-Off Movies We Really Want To See
May the 4th be with you, everyone! Even on May the 8th! With Star Wars weekend in the rear-view mirror, it’s still a great time to kick back, get out your old glow-in-the-dark lightsaber toys and Darth Vader Halloween masks, and pop in those original trilogy DVDs. Maybe even all 8 currently-released films, if you’re up for the challenge (both mental and otherwise). Speaking of which, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story just came out on Blu-ray, marking the first home release of many Star Wars spin-off movies to come.
Of these, only one future title has been confirmed – Han Solo: A Star Wars Story, to be released in May of 2018. Beyond that, we know Disney had at least two more planned, and probably more down the line. And why not? The Star Wars universe is so ripe for exploration. There are so many characters we were introduced to in the Saga movies that could easily get their own film. And it doesn’t stop there. The legacy of the Jedi and the Sith go back thousands of years, opening up virtually endless possibilities of story material.
Given this abundance of material just waiting to be tapped into, Heroic Hollywood decided to celebrate the Star Wars holiday by compiling a list of the Star Wars stand-alone movies we’d most like to see. While some of the films on this list are more likely to be developed than others, they each share one unifying factor: they’d all be freakin’ awesome!
Heroic Hollywood proudly presents the 8 ‘Star Wars’ Spin-Off Movies We Really Want To See! Click next to get started. And may the Force be with you!