Boba Fett and Han Solo May or May Not be Getting Their Own Star Wars Movies
Depending on who you ask.
I know one thing: Disney is loving all this attention the blogsophere is giving them about their Star Wars movies. What are they planning? What’s set in stone? What’s just being talked about? Lots and lots of interest, and Disney must feel like the gazillion they spent buying Lucasfilms was well worth it.
The latest rumor/news/whimsical tale from the land of Maybe-Maybe Not “Star Wars” news has Han Solo and Boba Fett getting their own stand-alone movies.
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.
Give me the Boba Fett movie. I could do with or without the Han Solo movie, especially since Harrison Ford will forever be burned into my brain as Han Solo, seeing anyone else in the role will just be wrong. Boba Fett, on the other hand, well, anyone could wear that helmet, right?