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First Star Wars Spinoff Movies Rumored To Feature Han Solo, Chewbacca & Boba Fett


It seems with the news that J.J. Abrams is moving to London to begin filming Star Wars: Episode VII next year, the rumor flood gates are now opened.

The latest is in regards to the Star Wars spinoff movies with it said that there will be a Han Solo movie as well as a Boba Fett film.

Those two spinoffs have previously been rumored, but new details from JoBlo come to light.

It’s said the Han Solo Star Wars spinoff will feature Han in his early days when he first gets the Millennium Falcon (and we can assume an appearance by a young Lando as well) in addition to focusing on the relationship with Chewbacca.

No details are known about the Boba Fett Star Wars movie, but there was previous mention of a Yoda spinoff, which is now said to be scrapped due to possibly a LEGO animated version or some other tie-in.

It’s also stated what we previously heard about the recently announced animated Disney XD Star Wars Rebels series in that it will feature how the Rebel Alliance formed to take on the Empire with already established and new characters.

Recent Star Wars: Episode VII rumors have also been confirmed by LucasFilm in regards to character breakdowns.


Han Solo and Boba Fett Star Wars Movies In The Works – With Darth Vader

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:5509:]]The last couple days saw rumors and news surface of Star Wars spin-off movies with Disney confirming they will be character specific movies.

Now we have an update on those movies, and they are said to possibly feature Han Solo, Boba Fett, Jabba The Hutt and Darth Vader.

EW.com has it that Disney is planning on doing a Han Solo stand alone movie and one for Boba Fett.

They note things could change as it’s in early stages of development.

As they would be set during the prequels or originals, they could pave the way for the return of not only Jabba The Hutt —  but Darth Vader.

Darth Vader was earlier rumored to return.

It’s said that the Han Solo movie will take place between Episode III and Episode IV, would obviously require a new actor and one younger than Star Wars: A New Hope, and focus on the “wisecracking smuggler’s origin story.”

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:5510:]]The Boba Fett movie is said to be either taking place between A New Hope and Empire Strikes Back, or Empire and Return of the Jedi, with the bounty hunter “at the center of a rogue’s gallery of galactic scum.”

Disney CEO Bob Iger previously announced that Lawrence Kasdan, writer on Empire and Return, is onboard along with Simon Kinberg (Sherlock Holmes).

The initial rumor about the Star Wars stand alone movies also said that a Yoda movie was planned.

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Review: Star Wars #1 (Brian Wood)

Dark Horse Comics and writer Brian Wood have teamed up to return comic book readers to the timeframe of the original Star Wars Trilogy with Star Wars #1. This debut issue picks up where the end of “A New Hope” leaves off and finds Luke Skywalker, Wedge Antilles, and Leia Organa searching for a new base of operations for the rebellion. The situation turns dire, and a dark mystery might threaten the stability of the alliance.

The story of this first issue is very surprising. It’s not a huge, grandiose space opera tale, but a small story about Luke and Leia trying to determine where their lives are going. Luke wants to honor those who have fallen, while Leia needs to keep moving forward to provide stability for the rebellion. On the other side of the force, the imperials are trying to rebuild after the destruction of the Death Star.

The writing of this issue was really on target with the original Star Wars universe. It was the first time I’ve read something new from the franchise and actually felt like a kid again, watching Star Wars on VHS over and over. The characterizations of Luke, Leia, Wedge, Han, and of course Chewbacca are all faithful to the source material, but have Wood’s own take wrapped around them.

The artwork by Carols D’Anda was really strong for the most of the story. I liked his cartooning style on the X-Wing starfighters and each rendition of popular characters was inspired by the actors, but not completely dependent on them. The only design problem that I could pick out was with Darth Vader. There were a few panels where he was a bit too bulky or muscle bound, and his helmet was portrayed a little too aggressive. It sounds redundant for a character like Darth Vader, but for me it just wasn’t working all the time. But I still enjoyed the issue as a whole and I think that D’Anda and Wood make a good team.

Star Wars has been getting a lot of press since Disney acquired the rights and claimed they were going ahead with another film. I hope that they take a few notes from Wood’s playbook and stick to smaller stories about the characters, rather than overpowering battles with Jedi and robots.

This comic is worth a buy for any fan of Star Wars or any fan of Wood’s. Dark Horse published a comic titled Star Wars #1 and was able to rise to the occasion. The last panel has me intrigued enough to buy another issue, and this could be the start to a seminal run.