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Standalone Star Wars Films Confirmed
Lawrence Kasdan & Simon Kinberg involved

06 February 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Variety

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Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, Yoda

So it’s goodbye Rumour Alert and hello to Confirmation Klaxon. You might recall that, back in November, word began to surface that Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg were rumoured to be on to write the second and third new Star Wars films (with Michael Arndt already working on the first for JJ Abrams to direct). Well, it appears that they won’t be doing that, but they will be working on stand-alone films set within the Star Wars universe.

"We are in fact working on a few stand-alone films," Disney boss Bob Iger told CNBC's Julia Boorstin (via Variety). "Larry Kasdan and Simon Kinberg are both working on films derived from great Star Wars characters that are not part of the overall saga. So we plan to make Star Wars VII, VIII and IX over roughly a six-year period of time starting in 2015. But there are going to be a few other films released in that period of time too."

Kasdan won’t just be spearheading his own project: he’s also apparently consulting with Abrams on Episode VII. Which, given his sterling work writing The Empire Strikes Back and, perhaps to a lesser degree, Return Of The Jedi, must surely be A Good Thing.

Yesterday, Ain’t It Cool News heard that one of the films might focus on diminutive Jedi master Yoda, who certainly seems a likely candidate given his fan following. The question is how ready are we for a film with a main character whose grammatical rules are that different? Also, does he count as a character who is "not part of the overall saga"?

Naturally, the Mouse House is keeping other details quiet, since it’s early days in development. But it certainly sounds like it wants to get as much value as it can out of that $4 billion Lucasfilm purchase. These are interesting times to be a Star Wars fan...


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Comparing Boba fett with Mr. Corleone is the most ludicrous nonsense. Fett is a pretty sad character who essentially is a complete non-entity, is quite crap at fighting and has somehow been promoted to an important character when he is quite clearly interchangable with every other bounty hunter in "Empire". How many lines does he even have in episodes five and six anyway? He finishes Jedi as a quick joke, falling rather craply into that dumb worm thingy. More

Posted by ericcoyle at 11:47 on 07 February 2013 | Report This Post

Revan
could be done either with malak (KOTOR) or Exile and scourge (TOR) More

Posted by scottt93 at 17:42 on 06 February 2013 | Report This Post

Force Unleased
How about a tie in with the games? More

Posted by robert.howe at 16:28 on 06 February 2013 | Report This Post

Force Unleased
How about a tie in with the games? More

Posted by robert.howe at 16:25 on 06 February 2013 | Report This Post

Mace Windu
They should make a spin-off of Mace Windu. Also, it should be made quickley, before Samuel L. Jackson gets too old. More

Posted by kvaljako at 16:20 on 06 February 2013 | Report This Post

BOBA FETT
BOBA FETT BOBA FETT BOBA FETT More

Posted by nybras at 16:01 on 06 February 2013 | Report This Post

RE: It's got to be.......
L: ChicksHands Porkins the Movie ES!! More

Posted by DancingClown at 15:46 on 06 February 2013 | Report This Post

RE: BOBA FETT
I agree. That would be a very good idea. None of the old characters, please. Boba Fett's backstory should never be revealed in my opinion (although people probably said the same about Vito Corleone before Godfather Part II). The idea of Han and Chewie's other adventures isn't too bad, except for the fact that nobody, but nobody, can replace Harrison Ford. So I quite like the idea of a story like the one you propose although it might not be as fun as the original movies. More

Posted by Mr Gittes at 14:07 on 06 February 2013 | Report This Post

It's got to be.......
Porkins the Movie More

Posted by ChicksHands at 13:44 on 06 February 2013 | Report This Post

He doesn't talk like that
Any one who watches Empire properly can see that Yoda only talks in the odd back-to-front way when he is pretending not to be a Jedi master. Once revealed he pretty much talks like a normal bloke. Then of course we get Return in which he says little anyway before shuffleing off this mortal coil. All that rediculous back to front stuff only really comes with episode one and those films are complete garbage. Yoda's dialogue falls over itself backwards trying to be "Yoderish". George Luc More

Posted by ericcoyle at 13:37 on 06 February 2013 | Report This Post

Boba Didnt die in ROTJ.
Boba escaped from the sarlaac and was helped by dengar and I think one of Jabbas slave girls.I would love to see a Rouge Squadron movie my main concern is how these movies will affect the EU of oveer a hundred plus books masses of comics and games. More

Posted by EVIL BSTD at 13:35 on 06 February 2013 | Report This Post

New films
Admiral Ackbar in a whodunnit called It's a   PS If it's yet another f***ing Ewoks film, I will personally burn Eurodisney to the ground More

Posted by DanTDavies at 11:25 on 06 February 2013 | Report This Post

Please Please Please...!
Predator vs Ewoks!!!!! More

Posted by chaz2k at 11:22 on 06 February 2013 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
Bradley Cooper could fill the Han Solo role no problem More

Posted by chaz2k at 11:22 on 06 February 2013 | Report This Post

Boba Fett or Rogue Squadron
Has to be Boba Fett best character outside of the main ones or a movie on Rogue Squadron could be a great all out action movie More

Posted by waclander at 11:19 on 06 February 2013 | Report This Post

Bollux
Ive always looked forward to seeing this on a massive screen. http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/BLX-5 More

Posted by MovieMegleeker at 10:20 on 06 February 2013 | Report This Post

The Old Republic
Rather than things we know about what about the things we have heard talked about but that's it, the Old Republic, a more civilised age. There are tons of books to follow, Darth Plageus would be good while episode 1-3 are fresh. Or why not look into Darth Bane which will then tell us about the rule of two? I'm all for going back to the beginning with the Old Republic. New characters and lots about the history and science of the Force, which lets be fair is what we want from Star Wars. More

Posted by DicksterBarts at 10:15 on 06 February 2013 | Report This Post

RE: BOBA FETT
L: pete_traynor acters from the OT or prequels. Simple! t=calibri] t=calibri]Take us to a long, long, long, long time ago and do a Tales of the Jedi series of films. The Great Sith War was 4,000 years before A New Hope… that should do it.t=calibri] k=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tales_of_t he_Jedi]alibri]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tales_of_th e_Jedi]alibri] ote] Did they still have lightsabres back then?. Not sure I want to see a bunch of Jedi throwing rocks at each other? More

Posted by Dannybohy at 10:13 on 06 February 2013 | Report This Post

Meatbags
Its got to be HK-47 meatbags! More

Posted by Toxin at 10:08 on 06 February 2013 | Report This Post

You KNOW it's got to be BOBA!
Turn Boba Fett into an anti-hero and put us in the world of the Hutts and the smugglers with Boba doing the 'best of a bad bunch' Clint Eastwood/Toshiro Mifune thing. In fact, if they could somehow base it on stories like Yojimbo that would make me weak at the knees. Please, please don't make the story about a Jedi. We need a Jedi-less Star Wars movie to really expand it. More

Posted by Nicky C at 10:04 on 06 February 2013 | Report This Post

RE: BOBA FETT
Pretty good idea especially considering how good The Star Wars cartoon series has become in introducing new & exciting characters. More

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 09:35 on 06 February 2013 | Report This Post

RE: BOBA FETT
acters from the OT or prequels. Simple! t=calibri] t=calibri]Take us to a long, long, long, long time ago and do a Tales of the Jedi series of films. The Great Sith War was 4,000 years before A New Hope… that should do it.t=calibri] k=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tales _of_the_Jedi]alibri]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tales_ of_the_Jedi]alibri] More

Posted by pete_traynor at 09:27 on 06 February 2013 | Report This Post

Bounty hunters
In Empire there is a great line up of bounty hunters that can have their own films that are sort of a series, BOBA FETT AND DENGAR COULD BE THE NEW BUTCH AND SUNDANCE More

Posted by gaffer at 09:26 on 06 February 2013 | Report This Post

RE: BOBA FETT
L: fightclubber954 obviously boba fett. untold. ]   the very reason that the character struck such a chord in the first place… and the reason that many fans were unhappy with the back-story the prequels gave.t=calibri] t=calibri]The beauty of the character was in his ambiguity. That has already been dented enough by the prequels so a full film is unnecessary and will just completely ruin him. Plus, he doesn’t speak 98% of the time, so a feature length film based around h More

Posted by pete_traynor at 09:23 on 06 February 2013 | Report This Post

Millenium Falcon
Following the Millenium Falcon we see how Han and Lando started out - we can see what Boba gets up to, why Jabba is such a jerk while learning more about Chewie et al......... More

Posted by salnebi at 09:03 on 06 February 2013 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
L: Dannybohy L: theonering It says the characters are not gonna be main characters duh. That counts solo and Yoda out. Bona Fett is THE choice. How could you do a Han solo film anyway? Harrison too old for a stand alone and no other actor to replace him.. Can you see anyone else playing Indy? he can do an early years Han Solo movie. m just waiting for the Indian Jones Reboot!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Disney can screw about with Star Wars but not Indy. More

Posted by NCC1701A at 08:52 on 06 February 2013 | Report This Post

to much
i cant wait to see the new films but i think this may just over saturate the star wars market and will put more people off than make them interested in watching the main sequels. More

Posted by steve18 at 08:51 on 06 February 2013 | Report This Post

RE:
L: theonering It says the characters are not gonna be main characters duh. That counts solo and Yoda out. Bona Fett is THE choice. How could you do a Han solo film anyway? Harrison too old for a stand alone and no other actor to replace him.. Can you see anyone else playing Indy? he can do an early years Han Solo movie. And I am just waiting for the Indian Jones Reboot!! More

Posted by Dannybohy at 08:48 on 06 February 2013 | Report This Post

It says the characters are not gonna be main characters duh. That counts solo and Yoda out. Bona Fett is THE choice. How could you do a Han solo film anyway? Harrison too old for a stand alone and no other actor to replace him.. Can you see anyone else playing Indy? More

Posted by theonering at 08:23 on 06 February 2013 | Report This Post

Palpatine...
Would love to see palpatine as a young man or even a he very fist stih, in ancient jedi times, back in the early stages of the galaxy, perhaps even a low-fi film where we see someone developing the abilities with the force without any guide or understanding of it, the first jedi? More

Posted by roblutter at 08:15 on 06 February 2013 | Report This Post

Kyle Katarn
From the "Jedi Knight" series of video games - perhaps not as well known as some of the other suggestions here, but has a fairly well establised story arc. I'll go back to my corner now... More

Posted by Schimchs at 07:56 on 06 February 2013 | Report This Post

BOBA FETT, Plo Koon, JABBA, The Zack Snyder Seven Samurai, Thrawn!!! More

Posted by Asgarad at 07:27 on 06 February 2013 | Report This Post

Dark side
Seeing how Star Wars has literally gone to the Kids - I mean Dogs... A darker more adult angle would be great. Considering a lot of genuine fans are 30+ years of age now. A movie on Sifo-Dyas perhaps? More

Posted by Samurai7 at 06:56 on 06 February 2013 | Report This Post

Dark side
Seeing how Star Wars has literally gone to the Kids - I mean Dogs... A darker more adult angle would be great. Considering a lot of genuine fans are 30+ years of age now. A movie on Sifo-Dyas perhaps? More

Posted by Samurai7 at 06:48 on 06 February 2013 | Report This Post

RE: BOBA FETT
How about the Max Rebo Band? More

Posted by Scruffybobby at 06:45 on 06 February 2013 | Report This Post

RE: BOBA FETT
Thje Darth Bane trilogy. The best books out there :) More

Posted by Overmind at 06:16 on 06 February 2013 | Report This Post

BOBA FETT
obviously boba fett. So much untold. More

Posted by fightclubber954 at 02:00 on 06 February 2013 | Report This Post

The Rogue Squadron
I would love to see a movie in the style of the X-Wing books, a little bit of covert operation, a lot of space dogfights, and cool characters like Wedge Antilles and Corran Horn More

Posted by Gumba23 at 01:22 on 06 February 2013 | Report This Post

How can you leave out....
...The One and Only BOBA FETT!! Come on. That's a movie that's been waiting to happen for centuries. I want to know what he was doing between Episodes III and IV. In fact, revive the poor sucker after the cop out death he was given in Episode VI. More

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