As of this writing, most fans aren’t even thinking about the Star Wars spinoff films we’ll be getting in the coming years. The film that’s likely on everyone’s minds is J.J. Abrams’ upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens. But if Disney plans to release the films yearly as originally scheduled, then there’s bound to be significant overlap in production schedules.
As such, we’ve been getting a lot of news regarding the upcoming spinoffs — one rumored as a Boba Fett movie and the other as a Han Solo movie. The latest rumor comes from Latino Review, and states that Han Solo and Boba Fett may both be in the first spinoff from Godzilla director Gareth Edwards.
“I want to reiterate for you literal minded readers out there that the only new thing I’ve contributed to this conversation is that I heard a rumor that the Han Solo and Boba Fett movie that we assumed was two movies has become one movie.”
The potential existence of Boba Fett in the movie does lend some credence to the recent info Making Star Wars got on the project that “bounty hunters are important to the film,” though bounty hunters would probably be important regardless of whether or not it was Han or Boba leading the flick. One last bit of information we have is that the movie will be filmed, at least partially, in Mexico.
This is important information because it lends some validation to a rumor from Slash Film a couple months back that the Star Wars spinoff may be a heist film involving bounty hunters. Their target? The Death Star plans. When last we heard about the Death Star plans in Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones, they were being hidden somewhere in Geonosis, which has a landscape that would be served well by shooting in Mexico.
Unfortunately, all this Star Wars buzz is still all hearsay. Disney can swoop in next week and reveal that the next spinoff film is a Darth Maul vehicle instead, for all we know. That being said, with the multitude of rumors, it would be a bit surprising if none of them turned out to be true. Assuming they are true, what does this mean for Boba Fett and Han Solo? If they are, in fact, in one film, then what will the following Star Wars spinoff be about?
There are a lot of questions, and unfortunately, they’re not likely to be answered until Disney gives us some official word. But with Star Wars: The Force Awakens on the horizon, they may want all focus to be on that movie instead, so there may be no announcements for the foreseeable future.
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