In the wake of Disney’s announcement that there will be a series of stand-alone Star Wars movies, speculation has run rampant about who, what, when, where, and every other variable. Yesterday the predominant news was centered around a young Han Solo and Boba Fett each getting their own film. While either one or both of those would kick a lot of ass (don’t we all wonder what a young Han would be like?), we, as a fan base, may have gotten ahead of ourselves.
This sounded like a fairly solid deal, but now Deadline reports that it is anything but. Their unnamed source says, “Nobody knows when these movies are even coming out. Right now, people are just kicking around ideas. Which is why you hear it’s Yoda one day and a young Han Solo another. It’s all in early development right now.”
This doesn’t necessarily mean that baby Han and solo Fett won’t each get their own story, but it does seem that those are just two of many possibilities being considered. The whole point of the article is that nothing has been decided yet, and that nothing is set in stone.
At the moment, Disney’s primary focus is on getting the J.J. Abrams-directed Star Wars: Episode VII off the ground. The new trilogy that film will kick off definitely appears to be the priority, with the stand-alone movies being something in a much, much less developed stage.
I don’t know about you, but I like that they’re more concerned with Episodes VII, VIII, and IX than the one-offs. So far the rumors around the stand-alone films sound like most of them will be origin stories, which are nice—and will probably be awesome—but the idea of new stories, new characters, and films that actually expand the Star Wars universe, sound so much more appealing.
What do you think? Would you rather have new stories or root around in the mysterious pasts of characters you already know?