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Source says Lawrence Kasdan's standalone Star Wars movie will focus on Boba Fett

01.03.2014

Lawrence Kasdan is widely considered the man who saved STAR WARS from George Lucas when he scripted THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK. When his name was mentioned along with Simon Kinberg as part of the team working on new STAR WARS films outside of STAR WARS: EPISODE VII, many rejoiced. The question became what those standalone films would focus on. We have heard rumors that they could center on adventures featuring Han Solo, Yoda, Obi-wan Kenobi, and Boba Fett, but we have yet to know for sure which ones to expect come 2016.

In the latest episode of AMC Movie Talk, METALOCALYPSE and VENTURE BROS director Jon Schnepp let loose this little tidbit:

"One of them is Boba Fett," Schnepp said. "It is. I know. I know for a fact. I will never reveal my source, but it is the one written by Lawrence Kasdan."

While Kasdan has joined J.J. Abrams in primary writing duties on STAR WARS: EPISODE VII, we know his standalone screenplay was still in development. He was the man responsible for bringing the character to life in THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK so he would seem a natural fit to write more about him. Fett received additional backstory in ATTACK OF THE CLONES when we learned about how his father, Jango Fett, played into the creation of the Clone Troopers.

Will this standalone story delve further into his formative years as he becomes a bounty hunter or could we see him emerge from the Sarlacc pit and go on new adventures after the fall of the Empire. Whichever way it goes it is still too early to tell how Schnepp can say he knows a Boba Fett movie is coming with such conviction, but it should rank as good news that Lawrence Kasdan is the one creating it.

STAR WARS: EPISODE VII opens December 18, 2015 with the first standalone film expected the following year.

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Source: AMC Movie Talk

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2:55PM on 01/04/2014
Even though I wouldn't consider myself a Star Wars fan, Empire is still one of my favorite movies of all time. I honestly just watch it and really never watch the other two of the original trilogy with it. Could be a cool movie!
Even though I wouldn't consider myself a Star Wars fan, Empire is still one of my favorite movies of all time. I honestly just watch it and really never watch the other two of the original trilogy with it. Could be a cool movie!
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12:13AM on 01/04/2014

Yeah, why not, I don't care.

At this point any idea is a good idea (except : directed by George Lucas)
At this point any idea is a good idea (except : directed by George Lucas)
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7:48PM on 01/03/2014
Get Temura Morisson and make it POST sarlacc pit. I'm not interested in child-teen Boba growing up angry and learning the tricks of the trade. Make a "Dirty Dozen" or "The Good, The Bad and the Ugly" in the Star Wars universe that takes place post-ROTJ and we have a possible winner. This is a great opportunity to see characters like Dengar and IG-88 with a story that doesn't depend upon the events of the prequel, original or sequel trilogies to limit the potential.
Get Temura Morisson and make it POST sarlacc pit. I'm not interested in child-teen Boba growing up angry and learning the tricks of the trade. Make a "Dirty Dozen" or "The Good, The Bad and the Ugly" in the Star Wars universe that takes place post-ROTJ and we have a possible winner. This is a great opportunity to see characters like Dengar and IG-88 with a story that doesn't depend upon the events of the prequel, original or sequel trilogies to limit the potential.
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6:57PM on 01/03/2014
Yes, Boba Fett is cool and all, but there's always the danger of heaping the attention onto a breakout side character and spoiling the mystique. To me, Boba Fett is the kind of character who would work great in a Marvel One Shot-type short film. We'll see.
Yes, Boba Fett is cool and all, but there's always the danger of heaping the attention onto a breakout side character and spoiling the mystique. To me, Boba Fett is the kind of character who would work great in a Marvel One Shot-type short film. We'll see.
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5:18PM on 01/03/2014
The Clone Wars computer animated series had a great episode with a very young Boba Fett. I especially liked his droid sidekick and would like to see him make an appearance in any film.
The Clone Wars computer animated series had a great episode with a very young Boba Fett. I especially liked his droid sidekick and would like to see him make an appearance in any film.
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5:07PM on 01/03/2014
Somehow a Disney produced boba fett film just doesn't seem like a good idea. I always thought a solo fett film would need to be like a pg-13 version of Dredd, and I don't see Disney doing that. Much like the rumored venom movie, I have my doubts that solo villain movies in general are a good idea.
Somehow a Disney produced boba fett film just doesn't seem like a good idea. I always thought a solo fett film would need to be like a pg-13 version of Dredd, and I don't see Disney doing that. Much like the rumored venom movie, I have my doubts that solo villain movies in general are a good idea.
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4:58PM on 01/03/2014

And yes, Lawrence Kasdan does deserve the credit for the original Star Wars trilogy.

And yes, Lawrence Kasdan does deserve the credit for the original Star Wars trilogy, his signature story arcs are all over those films, not to mention his ode to the Western genre, which is what Star Wars is essentially, just with the backdrop of space, not the American Frontier.
And yes, Lawrence Kasdan does deserve the credit for the original Star Wars trilogy, his signature story arcs are all over those films, not to mention his ode to the Western genre, which is what Star Wars is essentially, just with the backdrop of space, not the American Frontier.
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4:53PM on 01/03/2014

They should have never shown his face, all of a sudden he is an aboriginal. How?

They should have never shown his face, all of a sudden he is an aboriginal. How?
They should have never shown his face, all of a sudden he is an aboriginal. How?
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4:51PM on 01/03/2014

They should have never shown his face, all of a sudden he is an aboriginal. How?

They should have never shown his face, all of a sudden he is an aboriginal. How?
They should have never shown his face, all of a sudden he is an aboriginal. How?
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4:51PM on 01/03/2014

They should have never shown his face, all of a sudden he is an aboriginal. How?

They should have never shown his face, all of a sudden he is an aboriginal. How?
They should have never shown his face, all of a sudden he is an aboriginal. How?
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4:03PM on 01/03/2014
I really wish they would leave Fett alone, his mystery is what made him an awesome character. Seeing him as a kid and learning more about him in the prequels took away from his scenes in the original trilogy. And making a stand alone movie will further do that. I would be more excited about an Obi Wan movie. One of the best parts of the prequels was Ewan McGregor as Obi Wan. Making a stand alone movie that takes places between prequels and original trilogy featuring him would be awesome
I really wish they would leave Fett alone, his mystery is what made him an awesome character. Seeing him as a kid and learning more about him in the prequels took away from his scenes in the original trilogy. And making a stand alone movie will further do that. I would be more excited about an Obi Wan movie. One of the best parts of the prequels was Ewan McGregor as Obi Wan. Making a stand alone movie that takes places between prequels and original trilogy featuring him would be awesome
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3:28PM on 01/03/2014

Joe Johnson better get hired!

After a mostly well received Captain America relaunch and a long history with Disney and Lucasfilm, Joe Johnson better get hired to direct the movie based on the character he created. He's been fighting for this film longer than anyone, they better let him be involved.
After a mostly well received Captain America relaunch and a long history with Disney and Lucasfilm, Joe Johnson better get hired to direct the movie based on the character he created. He's been fighting for this film longer than anyone, they better let him be involved.
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2:53PM on 01/03/2014
WHY OH WHY did they have to change his voice in the reworked trilogy.
WHY OH WHY did they have to change his voice in the reworked trilogy.
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7:42PM on 01/04/2014
You know of all the changes they made they never changed the freakin lightsabres they still fade out, look like crap etc. Hey lets change a voice or add in Jabba but not spend two minutes of an interns time to redraw the lightsabres.
You know of all the changes they made they never changed the freakin lightsabres they still fade out, look like crap etc. Hey lets change a voice or add in Jabba but not spend two minutes of an interns time to redraw the lightsabres.
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