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'Boba Fett' Spin-Off May Put a New Character in the Armor

'Captain America''s Joe Johnston is rumored to direct the 'Star Wars' spin-off while details emerge about the fallout between J.J. Abrams and his screenwriter.
Earlier this month, Metalocalypse director Jon Schnepp revealed that Lawrence Kasdan is writing the Untitled Star Wars Boba Fett Spin-Off, one of two standalone movies that will debut in 2016 and 2018, between new trilogy installments Star Wars: Episode VII (2015), Star Wars: Episode VIII (2017) and Star Wars: Episode IX (2019).

Today, more rumors have flooded in claiming that Joe Johnston (Captain America: The First Avenger) is in contention to direct this highly-anticipated spin-off.

Of course, this news has not been confirmed, along with every other story we have reported regarding Star Wars: Episode VII and the spin-offs. But the filmmaker does have a history with the franchise. His first job was as an effects illustrator and designer on Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. He also served as an art director on the sequels Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi. No offer has been made to the filmmaker as of yet, but he is considered to be one of the top candidates to direct this spin-off, which is scheduled to debut in 2018.

Back in July of 2011, when he was out promoting his work on Captain America: The First Avenger, the director hinted that he was trying to convince George Lucas to make a Boba Fett movie.

"I'm trying to get George to make a feature based on Boba Fett. I would like to, it would be a lot of fun."


This latest rumor report also confirms that Lawrence Kasdan is, in fact, writing the Untitled Star Wars Boba Fett Spin-Off, which will reportedly begin with a mysterious stranger killing the Boba Fett we know from Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones, and stealing his armor, assuming his bounty hunter identity.

Lawrence Kasdan is reportedly not a fan of the prequels, and didn't want Boba Fett to be a clone of Boba's father, Jango Fett, in this spin-off. The character was a fan favorite in the original trilogy, before falling into the Sarlaac pit in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, which is considered one of the most anti-climactic deaths in franchise history.

In related news, we also have more details about the Star Wars: Episode VII fallout between original writer Michael Arndt and director J.J. Abrams, who took over writing duties with Lawrence Kasdan in October.

We reported last week that Michael Arndt wanted the sequel to focus on the children of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), with those original trilogy characters playing supporting roles. However, J.J. Abrams reportedly wanted the original trilogy stars to be the main characters. This new report adds that Michael Arndt was in favor of the story following Han Solo's kids, while J.J. Abrams wants the plot to center on Luke Skywalker's offspring. The Luke Skywalker role has now been beefed up to the point that Mark Hamill may be shooting for six months on the sequel.

We also reported last week that Breaking Bad star Jesse Plemons is in talks for an unspecified role, having met with director J.J. Abrams recently. This new report reveals that the actor's deal is locked in, and that he is playing Luke Skywalker's son, Ben Skywalker, who will be the main character in Star Wars: Episode VIII. While sources expect the actor to be confirmed fairly soon by LucasFilm and Disney, they likely will not confirm that he is playing a Skywalker.

Finally, unnamed sources have also shot down rumors that Obi-Wan Kenobi's children will be a part of Star Wars: Episode VII. However, Kenobi's family still may come into play, through either a niece or nephew of the character.

Untitled Gareth Edwards Directed Star Wars Spin-Off comes to theaters in 2016. The film is directed by Gareth Edwards.

Star Wars: Episode VII comes to theaters December 18th, 2015 and stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong'o. The film is directed by J.J. Abrams.

Captain America: The First Avenger was released July 22nd, 2011 and stars Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving, Dominic Cooper, Richard Armitage, Stanley Tucci. The film is directed by Joe Johnston.



Sources: Latino Review

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  1. Dmu009

    Make Boba Fett a woman.

    5 months agoby @dmu009Flag

  2. Kaz Pumphrey

    Yeah no if they kill Boba then I shall be done with the movies well ahead of it. That matters so much to me. He survived everything. I mean yes the real Boba Fett will come back but my god lame movie idea. We want to see one about the real Boba, or hell do Jango and death watch.

    6 months agoby @Kaz-PumphreyFlag

  3. test-0001

    This just in, Woody Allen is directing the Obi-Wan spin-off, I am writing the script. The title will be Star Wars: Ben Kenobi's Imaginary Friend. The imaginary friend will actually be Qui Gon, and it will be 3 hours of Obi Wan walking around the desert and his hutt talking to his force ghost, and that's is why everyone thinks he's a crazy hermit. It will be a one man movie, like Tom Hanks in Cast Away.

    I would much rather have a spin off telling the story of the Darths, namely Revan and Bane. And if we are lucky, we will get more than just 3 spin off movies.

    6 months agoby @test-0001Flag

  4. Jonathan Kreider

    He didn't die in episode VI.

    6 months agoby @Jonathan-KreiderFlag

  5. Wes Deepc Cota

    I'm the biggest Boba-Fett Fan in the Universe!!!!!!! & Whoever is writing the script for this movie in which I thought of directly after Return of the Jedi year's ago.....Best do their homework on Boba like Rhavn did; Killin Boba-Fett is the stupidest idea I've heard of yet.....If your going to kill him don't bother making the movie at all. I know everyone want's to cash in on the character's popularity....So don't kill the character over somebodies lame brain-child.....It's really quite depressing.....He dies in the anti-climatic fashion in Return of the Jedi & Now ya'll can't even bring him back in full glory?! If ya'll kill him I hope your Movie flop's & you won't be getting any of my hard-earned money.....The comic-book's tell the real story after the sarlacc-pit debacle.....Even George Lucas himself said in retrospect he wasn't aware on how beloved Boba-Fett was!!!!! He should've stuck to the Original-plan ie: a Once & for all show-down at the end of Return of the Jedi. (Bad-Call) & just like slysnide said " Just wearing the armor doesn't make you Boba-Fett" SO-TRUE* My advice to JOE JOHNSTON is: Make the movie to exacting/accurate/spec's or You will lose all Boba-Fett Fan's World-Wide....When ya'll do spin-off's with no respect to the real-story it disrespect's the Whole Star-War's Legacy....Sorry for all the passion behind these word's but ya'll have no right to mess Boba's Legacy up any more than it already has been. If that's the case then leave Boba-Fett DEAD. I hope your right Hedro Jua'rez Impisi......Because if not we will all be angered at the silly direction ya'll decided to take it. Joe Johnston or Lawrence Kasdan Please take this comment ever so serious if ya'll want this to be the biggest block-buster in movie History. If ya'll do this right I will get everyone I know to see this Movie & even buy it when it come's out on dvd. If not.....I have No word's for you except Go **** Yourself & jump in the sarlacc pitt. How would you like an imposter stepping in your place to direct a movie?! You wouldn't huh?! So don't think your overly-smart & ruin something that doesn't need any over-hauling...Remember the old-school saying: If it aint broke don't fixx it!!!!! Thank's......Now we'll see if you hear our plea's & take them serious or corrupt our Greatest Bounty-Hunter of all-time by Holly-wood Genius. (As Usual)....Ha..Ha...Ha....Ok I'm done Venting....Have a Nice day everyone & May the Force be with You!!! I'm pulling for you Boba they killed your father & Now they want your head too...Scandalous.....=DeepC= 2014' Fellow Bounty-Hunter* p.s. You guy's got 4 year's to get this right!!!!! :)

    6 months agoby @Wes-Deepc-CotaFlag

  6. Hedro Juárez Impisi

    It's easy, this "new character" will be Jodo Kast and Boba Fett will return to kill him.

    6 months agoby @Hedro-Jurez-ImpisiFlag

  7. Bagofsoup

    Of course, once Lucas "retrofitted" Boba Fett's voice in the original trilogy to match Jango's voice in the Prequels, that may affect what can or can't be done with the character's identity...

    6 months agoby @BagofsoupFlag

  8. test-0001

    Did anyone read the books? Boba Fett was "killed off" and had his armor stolen, but then he came back and killed the imposter....oops, movie spoiler Boba Fett vs. Boba Fett.
    And the one fact that Boba Fett was the second best thing that came out of the prequels, second only to the Clone Troopers. Who here hasn't read the Republic Commando novels by Karen Travis? Jango Fett's clones, including Boba Fett, are the source of Mandalorian future and prosperity. I think they are going to piss off a lot of fans, because if you kill off Boba Fett, you are ensuring that the remainder of these Disney Star Wars crapterpieces also fail when all of the fans boycott Disney made movies. Rome wasn't built in a day, but it sure did burn really fast when it got too big for it's breeches....watch out Disney, Google is only a few years away from buying up your company when they decide entertainment is their next venture.

    6 months agoby @test-0001Flag

  9. Nick C.

    Considering that Fett didn't die in the Sarlac Pit...

    6 months agoby @knightmare90Flag

  10. Sean

    @slysnide Agreed.

    6 months agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  11. slysnide

    Unless the spinoff takes place prior to the OT, then killing off the real Boba Fett at the start is a really stupid idea. The armor doesn't make you Boba Fett.

    6 months agoby @slysnideFlag

  12. ObiWanShinobi

    Plemons is too creepy looking & he looks like he has no soul

    6 months agoby @ObiWanShinobiFlag

  13. Playhouse

    This sounds about as fan-wanky as it could possibly get, as far as Kasdan's rumored story.

    6 months agoby @playhouseFlag

  14. A7sus4

    Plemons? Really? I hope not.

    6 months agoby @a7sus4Flag

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