A Han Solo Spin Off?06 Feb 2013, Posted by the Journal in
Entertainment Weekly reported that the first two spin-off films for Star Wars will focus on Han Solo’s origin story and the infamous bounty Hunter Boba Fett. Keep in mind this is on top of the planed three sequels. The question people should be asking is, just because you can does it mean you should? I can already hear the cries of Star Wars fans everywhere as Shia LaBeouf is casted as a young Han Solo. Maybe Chewbacca could be a father figure to the young Han Solo? Sounds ridiculous? Well if someone told me four years ago that the new Star Trek prequel film would have time travel and Vulcan destroyed, I would of said you’re nuts.
So Disney wants to make back their 4 Billion Dollars they spent, I get that. However, why not expand the universe by adding additional spin off, stand alone films in a linear fashion? If they wanted to flesh out at the Star Wars universe during the rebellion, why not original stories? Perhaps they could have some interesting war stories as the Rebels confront the Empire?
Time will tell how these spin off movies will be…