Han Solo and Chewbacca Are the Focus of First ‘Star Wars’ Standalone Movie

‘Boba Fett’ will be at the center of the second standalone movie, with the ‘Yoda’ movie getting dropped in favor of a Lego animated series.

The relationship between Han Solo and Chewbacca will be explored in the first Star Wars Standalone movie
The relationship between Han Solo and Chewbacca will be explored in the first Star Wars Standalone movie
It's long been known that we'll be getting a new Star Wars movie every summer starting in 2015 with Star Wars: Episode VII. For the first six movies, we will see a new trilogy that continues the storyline set up in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace through Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, which will alternate with three standalone adventures.

Its also long been known that an Untitled Star Wars Han Solo Spin-Off and an Untitled Star Wars Boba Fett Spin-Off would likely be the first of these standalone movies. The deeply implanted Lucasfilm sources over at Joblo are confirming that this is, in fact, the way these movies will debut, with Han Solo's solo adventure coming in 2016, after Star Wars: Episode VII, and Boba Fettt's bounty hunting expedition arriving in 2018 the summer after Star Wars: Episode VIII. And yes, that means Han Solo and Boba Fett will both be going up against Spider-Man sometime in the near future.

The Untitled Star Wars Han Solo Spin-Off will revolve around the relationship between Han Solo and his longtime partner Chewbacca. No other story details have been given, but its believed that this will be an origin story that includes the pair coming in possession of the Millinium Falcon. So, it's likely we'll also see a young Lando Calrissian as well. And possibly a teenage Lobot.

No story details have been revealed yet in terms of Boba Fett. It is not known if the Mandalorian clone will be seen crawling out of the sarlac pit, or if his story will take place during a different time period.

A Yoda standalone movie was also being planned, but that is no longer happening. Lucasfilm is instead going with an animated TV series that will focus on the Jedi Master. The catch is that this particular series will be done Lego style, to also fall in line with that franchise brand and sell more toys.

Its unclear how the Yoda Lego series will tie into the mythology and cannon of the Star Wars series. Will it be serious, or will it be filled with jokes and aimed at children? We're guessing the later. The previously announced Star Wars Rebels will, however, be considered official cannon, and does tie into the complete theatrical franchise. The new information here, which was already being speculated upon, is that we will see preexisting characters from Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. And as we stated in our story from the other day, its quite possible that we will see a young Wedge, Porkins, and Biggs as they set out in helping form the rebel alliance against the Empire.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes to theaters December 18th, 2015 and stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson. The film is directed by J.J. Abrams.

Untitled Star Wars Han Solo Spin-Off comes to theaters in 2018 and stars Harrison Ford. The film is directed by Josh Trank.

Rogue One comes to theaters December 16th, 2016 and stars Felicity Jones. The film is directed by Gareth Edwards.

Sources: JoBlo

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Comments (19)

  1. WongFu

    It's strange that Harrison wasn't interested before, I'm glad he's coming back.
    I see and understand why they are doing this however this is what happened to Trek before a lot of people lost interest. So it'll be their fault for over doing it.
    Standalone films, a two new TV series. I sure hope they have a game plan to keep going.
    After all these new films I would love to see KOTOR trilogy.

    2 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  2. ed_wood

    I'm all for the new episodes, they seem to be in good hands. The spin offs just don't interest me...yet.

    2 years agoby @ed-woodFlag

  3. CUPID

    @artkid04 Yes.

    2 years agoby @cupidFlag

  4. artkid04

    @brady1138 of hans solo and chewbacca?

    2 years agoby @artkid04Flag

  5. LuxoIII

    @artkid04 there are hundreds of spinoff comics already.

    2 years agoby @brady1138Flag

  6. artkid04

    or better yet do the spin offs in comic book form

    2 years agoby @artkid04Flag

  7. artkid04

    my hope is they pace it out, i mean its gonna take a while to get these movies made so for the time it may seem like a lot but they'll probably be spaced over the course of the next couple of years

    2 years agoby @artkid04Flag

  8. Mka47

    @moviemaniac66 i agree. unfortunately this what you have to expect once disney gets their dirty paws on something

    2 years agoby @mka47Flag

  9. MovieManiac

    These spin offs are gonna kill Star Wars. Too much of a good thing takes away the goodness factor. If Disney keeps on pumping out Star Wars crap. Continuously then people are gonna get board by it quickly.

    2 years agoby @moviemaniac66Flag

  10. Mka47

    yea no sh*t

    2 years agoby @mka47Flag

  11. Sean

    I'm looking forward to Star Wars episode 7, not really any of the Star Wars standalone movies.

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  12. lance123

    Cool can't wate

    2 years agoby @lancelievenseFlag

  13. slysnide

    Why drop a Yoda movie for a Lego TV Series? Casting will make or break the other two films.

    2 years agoby @slysnideFlag

  14. Josh

    There's so much great material to mine in a young Han and Chewie story. I must admit I was kind of hoping they would do that as a TV series, but a movie will be cool. I just hope they cast the right actor as Han. If they're going with a recognizable talent, my vote is for Garret Hedlund, but I would prefer them to cast an unknown.

    2 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  15. A7sus4

    This is all pretty exciting news

    2 years agoby @a7sus4Flag

  16. Eddie Lutz

    The spinoffs should be about new characters and stories.

    2 years agoby @LutzFlag

  17. ObiWanShinobi

    A Boba Fett spinoff would be AWESOME too.

    2 years agoby @ObiWanShinobiFlag

  18. ObiWanShinobi

    I don't want anyone playing Han Solo besides Harrison. The CGI they did for Professor X & Magneto in the beginning of X3 would have to be the way to go. The CGI would have to be better though. How about they make The Han Solo film a really cool big budget animated film & do the Yoda spinoff instead? It'd be more believable seeing as Yoda can be entirely CGI.

    2 years agoby @ObiWanShinobiFlag

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