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Are these the subjects and release dates of the three Star Wars spin-offs?

05.19.2014

It has been known for quite some time that after STAR WARS: EPISODE VII we would be getting standalone films for other characters within the STAR WARS universe. Honchos over at Lucasfilm and Disney promised a new STAR WARS film every year beginning in 2015, which means production on the first spin-off should begin soon. Our sources stated a while back that the first two spin-offs would focus on Boba Fett and Han Solo while other rumors suggested Obi-wan Kenobi and Yoda could get their own movies as well.

Now, it looks like the outline for the next five years is coming together. A fan who attended a presention put on by Hasbro told German site Star Wars Union that this is the plan for STAR WARS through the year 2020.

Fall 2014: Rebels
2015: Episode VII
2016: Boba Fett
2017: Episode VIII
2018: Solo
2019: Episode IX
2020: Red Five

This makes sense since Harrison Ford is supposedly a major character in STAR WARS: EPISODE VII. With the focus on Solo in 2015, the following year can be all about Boba Fett while Solo's origin can be recounted after EPISODE VIII. That way, whether Ford remains in the entire trilogy or not, he would still be able to appear/star in a standalone adventure.

The news here though is around the final projected film, RED FIVE. As you may know, that was Luke Skywalker's callsign during the Battle of Yavin. Could this be a spin-off focused on X-Wing pilots or other members of the Rebel Alliance? Seeing as this listing shows REBELS as a project in 2014, RED FIVE could be another animated series and not a feature film. But, I will hold out hope that we may be getting a live action, Rebel pilot movie.

STAR WARS: EPISODE VII hits theaters on December 18, 2015.

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12:24PM on 05/20/2014

FETT: THE BOUNTY HUNTER

If they announced that they were doing a mockumentary-style series on A&E called FETT: THE BOUNTY HUNTER, with guys like Bossk, Dengar and Zuckuss tagging along (like in the "real" show), I'd watch the shit out of that.

Anyway, I love what they did with Boba Fett in the Expanded Universe, but I tend to think that within the "original" film canon, he works best as a side character that hangs out in the shadows being a mysterious badass. As for Solo, if they went with some of the darker stuff
If they announced that they were doing a mockumentary-style series on A&E called FETT: THE BOUNTY HUNTER, with guys like Bossk, Dengar and Zuckuss tagging along (like in the "real" show), I'd watch the shit out of that.

Anyway, I love what they did with Boba Fett in the Expanded Universe, but I tend to think that within the "original" film canon, he works best as a side character that hangs out in the shadows being a mysterious badass. As for Solo, if they went with some of the darker stuff they did in the Expanded Universe, with him becoming an alcoholic after Chewie dies, that could be interesting, but I don't think Disney would be too thrilled with that idea.

And it'll never happen at this point, but I'd rather have a full-on SHADOWS OF THE EMPIRE movie over either of those two spinoffs.
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1:06PM on 05/20/2014
lol i can just see Fett walking in and shooting Dog at point blank.
lol i can just see Fett walking in and shooting Dog at point blank.
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1:01AM on 05/20/2014

disappointed

i mean, boba fett and han solo are cool and all, but i want to know more about the Cantina Band. i bet their rise to fame, descent into deathsticks and parties, then ultimate redemption during the Coachella reunion show would have made a great movie.
i mean, boba fett and han solo are cool and all, but i want to know more about the Cantina Band. i bet their rise to fame, descent into deathsticks and parties, then ultimate redemption during the Coachella reunion show would have made a great movie.
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9:59PM on 05/19/2014
All well and good, but I figured it'd be a Han Solo movie - I still do - without Ford. I also hope they move away from these characters. There was talk of like an HBO show not to long ago that sounded like it would be a crime show set around Jaba the Hut. I don't want a movie on just him, but I'd very much like a movie on that underworld with him in it. Some darker stuff. Maybe Fett will have that
All well and good, but I figured it'd be a Han Solo movie - I still do - without Ford. I also hope they move away from these characters. There was talk of like an HBO show not to long ago that sounded like it would be a crime show set around Jaba the Hut. I don't want a movie on just him, but I'd very much like a movie on that underworld with him in it. Some darker stuff. Maybe Fett will have that
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9:56PM on 05/19/2014
I'm gonna bet Disney plans to digitally de-age Harrison Ford like they did with Jeff Bridges in Tron: Legacy. Not that it's a good idea, but I bet that's what's on their mind. I would rather they make a Yoda kung-fu style epic that takes place before Phantom Menace.
I'm gonna bet Disney plans to digitally de-age Harrison Ford like they did with Jeff Bridges in Tron: Legacy. Not that it's a good idea, but I bet that's what's on their mind. I would rather they make a Yoda kung-fu style epic that takes place before Phantom Menace.
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9:33PM on 05/19/2014
Sounds pretty cool. A Boba Fett movie could be awesome. Hopefully they get the same guy back who played Jango Fett in Ep.2.
A movie about Rebel pilots will be a great idea for a standalone film. It could work in so many ways.
But a standalone Solo film I think will be terrible. I love Han Solo, easily the best character of Star Wars. But Harrison Ford today is not the man to star in a 2 hour action film. And even if it's just in the sense of having Han flashback to points in his life,
Sounds pretty cool. A Boba Fett movie could be awesome. Hopefully they get the same guy back who played Jango Fett in Ep.2.
A movie about Rebel pilots will be a great idea for a standalone film. It could work in so many ways.
But a standalone Solo film I think will be terrible. I love Han Solo, easily the best character of Star Wars. But Harrison Ford today is not the man to star in a 2 hour action film. And even if it's just in the sense of having Han flashback to points in his life, it just won't work without having '77 Harrison Ford in the role of young Han.
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9:07PM on 05/19/2014
Still holding out for Kit Fisto: Enter the Fist.
Still holding out for Kit Fisto: Enter the Fist.
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8:35PM on 05/19/2014
Where in the name of fried cheese is the damn Porkins spin-off?
Where in the name of fried cheese is the damn Porkins spin-off?
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7:04PM on 05/19/2014

Lobbying hard...

...for Matthew Vaughn to do the Fett film. Although I thought he was a better fit for EP.7 than Abrams (and his films look a bit more polished and in tune with the Star Wars films thus far), I believe a darker Boba Fett project about a galaxy hopping bounty hunter who gets into one gnarly predicament after the other, is even better.
Like to see Garreth Edwars do Solo.
...for Matthew Vaughn to do the Fett film. Although I thought he was a better fit for EP.7 than Abrams (and his films look a bit more polished and in tune with the Star Wars films thus far), I believe a darker Boba Fett project about a galaxy hopping bounty hunter who gets into one gnarly predicament after the other, is even better.
Like to see Garreth Edwars do Solo.
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8:59PM on 05/19/2014
After witnessing his dad get his head cut off, how could they Not make a dark Boba Fett film. Could easily be the best revenge sci fi movie if they get someone good to write and someone good to direct. I think Vaughn would be a good candidate.
After witnessing his dad get his head cut off, how could they Not make a dark Boba Fett film. Could easily be the best revenge sci fi movie if they get someone good to write and someone good to direct. I think Vaughn would be a good candidate.
8:59PM on 05/19/2014
After witnessing his dad get his head cut off, how could they Not make a dark Boba Fett film. Could easily be the best revenge sci fi movie if they get someone good to write and someone good to direct. I think Vaughn would be a good candidate.
After witnessing his dad get his head cut off, how could they Not make a dark Boba Fett film. Could easily be the best revenge sci fi movie if they get someone good to write and someone good to direct. I think Vaughn would be a good candidate.
12:03AM on 05/20/2014
I've heard Vaughn's name come up often, but I just don't personally understand the hype around him or how any of his films dictate he would make a great EpVII. Sure, he has some good films to his name of which I have seen pretty much all but I wouldn't connect the dots to a Star Wars film or that his style would slot in to that world. Not to say he couldn't pull it off though particularly a Fett film.
I've heard Vaughn's name come up often, but I just don't personally understand the hype around him or how any of his films dictate he would make a great EpVII. Sure, he has some good films to his name of which I have seen pretty much all but I wouldn't connect the dots to a Star Wars film or that his style would slot in to that world. Not to say he couldn't pull it off though particularly a Fett film.
6:44PM on 05/19/2014
Thank god they're doing bobba fett first! As far as the spinoffs go
Thank god they're doing bobba fett first! As far as the spinoffs go
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4:18PM on 05/19/2014
Some how I'm guessing the Solo movie will be an origin story. Chewie, Jabba, Greedo and bounty hunters could make for an interesting flick.
Some how I'm guessing the Solo movie will be an origin story. Chewie, Jabba, Greedo and bounty hunters could make for an interesting flick.
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4:10PM on 05/19/2014
"This is Red 5 I'm going in!!!!"
"This is Red 5 I'm going in!!!!"
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4:18PM on 05/19/2014
Red Foxx standing by.
Big Red standing by.
Hunt for Red October standing by.
Red Foxx standing by.
Big Red standing by.
Hunt for Red October standing by.
11:46PM on 05/19/2014
Huh. I guess no one got that or cares. I''ll be leaving now.
Huh. I guess no one got that or cares. I''ll be leaving now.
12:01PM on 05/20/2014
Simply Red standing by.
Simply Red standing by.
7:19PM on 05/20/2014
Really love that Simply Red joke.
Really love that Simply Red joke.
3:31PM on 05/19/2014

darth maul movie

Am I the only one who would like to see a Darth Maul movie? call me crazy but i thought his character was badass
Am I the only one who would like to see a Darth Maul movie? call me crazy but i thought his character was badass
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4:13PM on 05/19/2014
I'm with you. Darth Maul is one of the coolest, if not the coolest, characters in the Star Wars universe.
I'm with you. Darth Maul is one of the coolest, if not the coolest, characters in the Star Wars universe.
7:05PM on 05/19/2014
Totally.
Totally.
3:37PM on 05/20/2014
I loved him in Phantom Menace, but then I watched the Clone Wars cartoons and how he came back, and I really wasn't a fan of that AT ALL.
I loved him in Phantom Menace, but then I watched the Clone Wars cartoons and how he came back, and I really wasn't a fan of that AT ALL.
3:20PM on 05/19/2014

Would love a Rogue Squadron movie

The Rogue Squadron books were some of my favorites. I'd love to see the team come to the screen
The Rogue Squadron books were some of my favorites. I'd love to see the team come to the screen
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3:15PM on 05/19/2014
I'm really looking forward to see who besides JJ they get to direct some of these. What director would you like to see tackle one of the SW side movies?
I'm really looking forward to see who besides JJ they get to direct some of these. What director would you like to see tackle one of the SW side movies?
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7:09PM on 05/19/2014
Matthew Vaughn for Boba Fett.
Gareth Edwards could bring some real heart to Han Solo.
But my dream director for a Star Wars flick, and the only guy who might be able to capture the heavy-handed awesomeness that was THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, is David Fucking Fincher. That would be impossibly awesome!
Matthew Vaughn for Boba Fett.
Gareth Edwards could bring some real heart to Han Solo.
But my dream director for a Star Wars flick, and the only guy who might be able to capture the heavy-handed awesomeness that was THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, is David Fucking Fincher. That would be impossibly awesome!
10:15PM on 05/19/2014
Agreed with David Fincher. I just don't think he'll do it
Agreed with David Fincher. I just don't think he'll do it
2:34PM on 05/19/2014
I know that it was said that the books/comics/etc. aren't going to be part of this new Star Wars universe, but there was a series of X-Wing pilot series of novels that were really well received if I remember correctly. Even if they aren't using the material, maybe Red Five is going to be some sort of story focusing on fighter pilots since thats tapping into an already existing fan base. Sounds cool to me.

And....... if there is a Han Solo origins movie, I still say that Josh Hartnett
I know that it was said that the books/comics/etc. aren't going to be part of this new Star Wars universe, but there was a series of X-Wing pilot series of novels that were really well received if I remember correctly. Even if they aren't using the material, maybe Red Five is going to be some sort of story focusing on fighter pilots since thats tapping into an already existing fan base. Sounds cool to me.

And....... if there is a Han Solo origins movie, I still say that Josh Hartnett reminds me of a young Ford more than anyone.
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2:49PM on 05/19/2014
no, they did not say the books and comics would not be part of the new universe, they said they are not cannon and can be mined for ideas without being beholden to the story elements used in them.
no, they did not say the books and comics would not be part of the new universe, they said they are not cannon and can be mined for ideas without being beholden to the story elements used in them.
2:25PM on 05/19/2014

I'm kind of nervous.

Is anyone else nervous about the quick turn around for the new trilogy? I know the originals had three years in between, but looking at the new Spiderman movies and how fast they're coming out and how bad they are, I wonder if this is a good plan. As for the stand alones, I'll see anything they come out with, but the "film every year" thing just makes me nervous about quality.
Is anyone else nervous about the quick turn around for the new trilogy? I know the originals had three years in between, but looking at the new Spiderman movies and how fast they're coming out and how bad they are, I wonder if this is a good plan. As for the stand alones, I'll see anything they come out with, but the "film every year" thing just makes me nervous about quality.
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2:49PM on 05/19/2014
Sony and Webb not knowing how to make good movies in no way equates to any other filmmaker or studio not being able to do so.
Sony and Webb not knowing how to make good movies in no way equates to any other filmmaker or studio not being able to do so.
3:03PM on 05/19/2014
Naw, that was just an example--the point still stands that a 2-year turn around is fast and I wonder if they're more concerned with putting movies out than putting great movies out.
Naw, that was just an example--the point still stands that a 2-year turn around is fast and I wonder if they're more concerned with putting movies out than putting great movies out.
3:10PM on 05/19/2014
If they can film and release 10 quality episodes of Game of Thrones every year, they should be able to pull off a new SW movie every year.
If they can film and release 10 quality episodes of Game of Thrones every year, they should be able to pull off a new SW movie every year.
5:01PM on 05/19/2014
What about the Harry Potter franchise? 8 movies in a span of around 10 years and they were all great films
What about the Harry Potter franchise? 8 movies in a span of around 10 years and they were all great films
2:20PM on 05/19/2014
I think they should/would go for someone besides Ford for the standalone Solo pic and visit his early days. I love Ford, but as we learned with Indy 4, its just not that cool seeing a 70 year old trying to be 35.
I think they should/would go for someone besides Ford for the standalone Solo pic and visit his early days. I love Ford, but as we learned with Indy 4, its just not that cool seeing a 70 year old trying to be 35.
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