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Solo Film As First Standalone Star Wars?
Boba Fett may also get a movie

07 February 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Entertainment Weekly

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Han Solo, Boba Fett

Well, this should at least please some of you who responded to our impromptu poll based on which Star Wars characters you want to see in standalone films. Entertainment Weekly has heard from “sources” (so this all still floats in that not-quite-official void for now) that Disney and Lucasfilm are discussing ideas for films about the young Han Solo and a bounty hunter adventure featuring the man in the mask, Boba Fett.

From what EW’s Anthony Breznican has gathered, the idea for Solo is to focus on his early scoundrel days, set some time between Revenge Of The Sith and when we meet him in A New Hope Star Wars. That would naturally require someone to take over one of the most iconic roles in cinema history. Boy, we wouldn’t want to be in charge of finding that person or pulling off that trick...

As for the Fett film, that would occur somewhere around the original trilogy, when he was at his prime, and before he made that possibly fatal last flight into the Sarlaac’s giant gob. Because unless the non-canon tales of him making it out become true, the tale of Fett musing on his life as he’s messily digested doesn’t exactly hold much appeal.

Of course, placing the films within the timeline of the original trilogy means there’s scope for interaction with other iconic characters – EW suggests Darth Vader could be back – but for now it’s all early days and everything can change.

What we do know that in addition to helping with work on the new trilogy (with the JJ Abrams-directed Episode VII expected in 2015), Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg are overseeing the standalone movies’ development. Oh, and... Called it!


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What about Dane DeHaan or Logan Lerman? More

Posted by billypunk at 01:40 on 11 February 2013 | Report This Post

Bad Ass
I think this a pretty good idea because they are going to have to set up the stories for new characters when the next movie comes out anyway. So why not re-introduce the two bad ass characters from previous films this will increase hype about future films and get revive the franchise. More

Posted by Apristell at 14:32 on 10 February 2013 | Report This Post

copying TPM?
is it gonna be like a young Anakin copying TPM? starting young and then older on one spin-off film? i'm all game guys. More

Posted by rudyalapag at 01:34 on 09 February 2013 | Report This Post

RE: I've got a bad feeling about this....
I am a huge Nathan Fillion fan and not really a Star Wars fan but I do like the character of Han Solo and I don't think he's right for the part. I'll be honest, though, I can't really think of someone who is. More

Posted by Shifty Bench at 00:55 on 09 February 2013 | Report This Post

RE: I've got a bad feeling about this....
L: DarthMaxxx May have to eat my words.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bba_wPdLxp4 hat guy looks so much like Ford i suspect whoever is calling the shots with the Han Solo project will seriously have to consider casting him! hes almost his clone! why get someone already known who looks nothing like Ford when you could get an unknown guy who looks exactly like him? save money on CGing a young Ford too More

Posted by jackcarter at 22:31 on 08 February 2013 | Report This Post

Ryan Gosling for Han Solo
I just think he's got the right amount of cockiness to play a great Scoundrel! More

Posted by mwbrightman@yahoo.co at 17:31 on 08 February 2013 | Report This Post

RE: I've got a bad feeling about this....
May have to eat my words.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bba_wPdLxp4 More

Posted by DarthMaxxx at 17:29 on 08 February 2013 | Report This Post

Fett actor
Joseph Gordon-Levitt I think should play Fett..just an idea... :) More

Posted by stephenkingfan at 16:36 on 08 February 2013 | Report This Post

Bob Fett
Had to do a double take I thought Harrison Ford had just dropped 20 years More

Posted by allenton at 16:25 on 08 February 2013 | Report This Post

Chewie
Never mind Han Solo, I wanna see Chewie as a puppy! Awwww More

Posted by jazzyjules63 at 01:10 on 08 February 2013 | Report This Post

What about 'Harison Ford'!!!
I like the idea of a stand alone 'Han Solo' film and an origin story is interesting but what worry's me is that like with many other Hollywood/Disney atempts to recreate a classic charecter it tends not to work. Personally i would like to see a 'Han Solo' film set 30 years after 'Return Of The Jedi' with Harison Ford back in the role. What ever they do if they do it is get a good story and a good director and no interference from the studio's. More

Posted by sbm76 at 00:19 on 08 February 2013 | Report This Post

No!!!
Sorry but there is only one Han Solo and it's Indiana Jones! I already hate the way the Mouse House is handling there newly acquired wallet fillers! More

Posted by J_BUltimatum at 22:21 on 07 February 2013 | Report This Post

Han Solo: The End.
Thinking about it, what I'd rather see is how Han Solo ends. I sort of don't care how Han comes to be the Han we see in the original trilogy, because honestly how different can he be? We saw 'young Han' in Episode IV. The whole purpose of these films (I assume) is to see characters in ways we never have before. I want to see a Han Solo without Chewie, without Leia and without Luke (Han could be the last one of them still standing). Maybe have him go back to his smuggler roots? Maybe tie it in More

Posted by Sentinel11 at 20:50 on 07 February 2013 | Report This Post

The young Han Solo
Nathan Fillion, hands down! He has the wit and character to pull it off.. You only have to watch him in ' Firefly ' for a minute on screen to see Han Solo reincarnated... More

Posted by kermit24 at 19:29 on 07 February 2013 | Report This Post

RE:
Kieran Culkin. Actually...no. More

Posted by DancingClown at 18:22 on 07 February 2013 | Report This Post

@SwozTheRevenge Why, thank you. More

Posted by BenTramer at 18:17 on 07 February 2013 | Report This Post

RE: I've got a bad feeling about this....
Rather than go for an established actor they should just go for another character.... LEAVE SOLO ALONE! More

Posted by DarthMaxxx at 17:24 on 07 February 2013 | Report This Post

RE: I've got a bad feeling about this....
James Franco = too old.... More

Posted by DarthMaxxx at 17:19 on 07 February 2013 | Report This Post

RE: I've got a bad feeling about this....
Rather than going for an 'established' actor - Cooper, Fillion, Fasssssbender, etc - for such an iconic role, I think they would be better off going for an relatively unknown, character actor. Make the focus of any film about the character (whichever one they go for), rather than the actor. Pick someone with acting chops for sure - and a close physical resemblance (sp) - but don't make the film about the actor. The Solo character is already very well established, so they don't need to use More

Posted by Schimchs at 17:12 on 07 February 2013 | Report This Post

RE: I've got a bad feeling about this....
L: Dannybohy James Franco = Han Solo. All done. big ups to Artoo That's actually not a bad shout but still not sure he can pull of the cockyness of Han. As for Boba Fett, can we stop already. How this character has gained so much recognition\importance is beyond me? He was a bit part character who just happened to be a bit lippy to Vader (probably unintentionally), was in ROTJ for a about 30 seconds, then got taken out by a blind Han and eaten and yet this whole mythical sto More

Posted by Don_a_van at 17:10 on 07 February 2013 | Report This Post

RE: I've got a bad feeling about this....
James Franco = Han Solo. All done. big ups to Artoo More

Posted by Dannybohy at 16:48 on 07 February 2013 | Report This Post

RE: I've got a bad feeling about this....
Are people insane? Solo begins would be shite, just as shite as little Anakin and little Boba. Scenario: referred to, but not portrayed backstory for Chewbacca having looked after young/teenage Han. In the film, Han already established as a smuggler/pirate, introduced at a game of chance in which he wins a spaceship, the brand spanking new Millenium Falcon from his good but untrustworthy at times friend, Lando Calrissian. Game ends with the pissed off Lando eyeing cocky Han and potential r More

Posted by jobloffski at 16:32 on 07 February 2013 | Report This Post

RE: I've got a bad feeling about this....
Sir, the possibility of successfully of producing a good Han Solo movie without Harrison Ford is approximately 3,720 to 1! Big no to Nathan Fillion, big no to Bradley Cooper, the ONLY, ONLY , ONLY way for a Han Solo movie to work is for the character to be pre to mid teens and I don't think this would be very popular.... Beside what happened to all this chat from Disney about it would not be any characters directly involved in the original trilogies, I'm calling rumour on this one.... More

Posted by DarthMaxxx at 15:59 on 07 February 2013 | Report This Post

RE:
Fk em all lets ahave a C3PO spin off More

Posted by CRUNT at 15:54 on 07 February 2013 | Report This Post

Imagination and hints are better. Once they start explaining everything hinted at in the originals, they start to ruin them. By all means, crack on with part 7, with new characters etc; but the standalone prequels - forget it. Boba Fett's origins in the prequel trilogy didn't do anything for anyone. Stop tarnishing the originals. More

Posted by LSJShez at 15:42 on 07 February 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Han's Your Man
L: BenTramer Whoever is cast as young Han Solo, has to have the edge and sarcasm that Harrison Ford brought to Star Wars. Han was a "scoundrel" after all. It would be interesting to find out how Solo got in trouble with Jabba in the first place and how he won the Millennium Falcon from young Lando and how he did the Kessel Run with it (whatever that is). ff-topic, but you have the best username on this entire forum. More

Posted by SwozTheRevenge at 15:01 on 07 February 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Nathan Fillion
L: lukeynemo Why has nobody said this name yet? have... peeps think hes too old now More

Posted by Dannybohy at 13:33 on 07 February 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Nathan Fillion
L: lukeynemo Why has nobody said this name yet? oo obvious? & too old More

Posted by jackcarter at 13:22 on 07 February 2013 | Report This Post

Nathan Fillion
Why has nobody said this name yet? More

Posted by lukeynemo at 12:50 on 07 February 2013 | Report This Post

Hope Solo
She'd be a safe pair of Hans. More

Posted by Normal Control at 12:27 on 07 February 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Young Han Solo
talking of Tron Legacy - they could always go the CG route and have American Graffiti/Conversation Ford More

Posted by jackcarter at 12:26 on 07 February 2013 | Report This Post

Young Han Solo
Harrison Ford was 35 years old when he played Han of the Solo's. So present day Sharlto Copley (40ish) could play him with his eyes shut. As for a younger Han, well it's a good bet he could well end up being Garrett Hedlund, who I believe (While trying to forget the Tron sequel) could be a fine choice. More

Posted by AMD at 11:37 on 07 February 2013 | Report This Post

FFS
No Ford equals no Solo. Why not have a Qui Gon Jin movie where his daughter is kidnapped by people smugglers... More

Posted by Flashingturtle at 11:33 on 07 February 2013 | Report This Post

Ezra Miller
Perfect choice is Ezra Miller, unknown enough. Looks like a young Han and can act up a storm. More

Posted by jcmelb at 10:33 on 07 February 2013 | Report This Post

Casting
For me Harrison Ford is too old now. There's only one man in my mind that could pull it off - Michael Fassbender! More

Posted by gambit21 at 10:27 on 07 February 2013 | Report This Post

I'd agree that Ford is the only Solo, but for some reason I can also see Cooper playing him. As for the Boba Fett stuff I can't help but think that the whole star wars universe is going to end up being a massive clusterfuck. ALready, some stuff from the originals don't fit in with what happens in the prequels.. there's just going to be even more of that when the new ones come out. More

Posted by chris wootton at 10:00 on 07 February 2013 | Report This Post

Garrett Hedlund for Solo!
Garrett Hedlund might by a good Solo, Jack Reynor second choice. More

Posted by ciaran_ire81 at 09:08 on 07 February 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Bradley Cooper
I love Boba as much the next guy, but we know how he became a bounty hunter, we know how he ended! and hes a guy whos got a million other guys who look just like him floating around the galaxy! plus he looks the shit but he is just not that interesting!!! Han solo early years all the way, More

Posted by Dannybohy at 09:06 on 07 February 2013 | Report This Post

Bradley Cooper
Not sure how young they'll play it but Coops definitely has the charm and roguishness in spades. On a side note as a kid I always fantasised about an alternate Star Wars universe where Luke actually takes up Han's offer towards the end of Episode IV and rather than taking on the Death Star buggers off in the Millenium Falcon with Chewie and Solo for some smuggling japes. More

Posted by pawsey at 08:15 on 07 February 2013 | Report This Post

Boba Fett is the obvious choice for a stand alone movie. With Han Solo I have a conundrum. I'd like to see it, but not with another actor. Maybe many moons from now! More

Posted by bobsa at 02:28 on 07 February 2013 | Report This Post

RE: I've got a bad feeling about this....
Can't wait for a new actor to help me forget about Ford! Just kidding, I have zero interest in Han Solo More

Posted by NeoBrowser at 01:28 on 07 February 2013 | Report This Post

I've got a bad feeling about this....
There's no one alive young or old who can play Han Solo apart from Mr Ford.... All you have to do is look at the Han audition tapes, even the guys who auditioned couldn't play him! All the Star Wars characters in all the Star Wars planets they had to pick this one Fett is fine all we have for Boba is a foundation, a character that can be built on, but Han is too well established. I'm really hoping that this is rumour, everyone's reporting it, but I haven't seen an official release from Disney... More

Posted by DarthMaxxx at 23:38 on 06 February 2013 | Report This Post

Han's Your Man
Whoever is cast as young Han Solo, has to have the edge and sarcasm that Harrison Ford brought to Star Wars. Han was a "scoundrel" after all. It would be interesting to find out how Solo got in trouble with Jabba in the first place and how he won the Millennium Falcon from young Lando and how he did the Kessel Run with it (whatever that is). More

Posted by BenTramer at 21:41 on 06 February 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Spielberg to direct Star Wars Origins: Han Solo
Nobody can play Han Solo apart from Harrison Ford, so I'm all for him returning in episode 7 but colour me disinterested in this. More

Posted by Venkman at 21:04 on 06 February 2013 | Report This Post

Spielberg to direct Star Wars Origins: Han Solo
doub post More

Posted by jackcarter at 20:50 on 06 February 2013 | Report This Post

Spielberg to direct Star Wars Origins: Han Solo
Spielberg directing some younger guy and Ford (flash foward scenes) basically Indiana Jones in space More

Posted by jackcarter at 20:37 on 06 February 2013 | Report This Post

Young Han Solo
Joseph Gordon- Levitt for young Han Solo!!!! More

Posted by Jop666 at 20:15 on 06 February 2013 | Report This Post

I'm a fairly big Fett fan, but I'd have reservations over whether Temura Morrison or Daniel Logan could carry a movie by themselves (the whole, 'being a clone' thing limits casting choices spectacularly) but if I'm casting it, I'm thinking of someone like Jason Momoa. He can do 'badass', and he's a reasonable physical match due to his hawaiian/islander heritage. Maybe a bit tall though. He'd be Vader's height. Failing that he'd be a pretty good shout for someone like Quinlan Vos, who, as a j More

Posted by Sentinel11 at 19:23 on 06 February 2013 | Report This Post

Bring back Vader
Screw Anakin! More

Posted by danbo1138 at 18:55 on 06 February 2013 | Report This Post

Bring back Vader
Screw Anakin! More

Posted by danbo1138 at 18:43 on 06 February 2013 | Report This Post

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