So as the first official day of filming begins on Star Wars: Episode VII in Abu Dhabi, we get word about the Star Wars spin-off films.
We already know the plan is to alternate yearly between Saga and spin-off films, beginning with Episode VII in 2015. It was last week that Disney Ceo Bob Iger confirmed at least three spin-off films.
Now according to a report from the website Star Wars Union, Hasbro held a private presentation which may have also confirmed the three spin-off films.
The report states in 2016 there will be a Boba Fett solo movie, in 2018 one simply called Solo and in 2020 a film called Red Five.
We’ve been hearing about a Boba fett and Han Solo film since the spin-offs were announced. But Red Five is new. We know that Red Five was the call sign Luke Skywalker used in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope during the Battle of Yavin.
So a spin-off about a squadron of X-Wing fighters? Could this be a Rogue Squadron movie? They did approach Wedge about being in Episode VII.
Another possibility is it may be a Luke Skywalker spin-off film. But Kathleen Kennedy has said that characters in the stand alone films will not be in the Saga films:
“There is no attempt being made to carry characters (from the standalone films) in and out of the saga episodes. Consequently, from the creative standpoint, it’s a roadmap that George made pretty clear.”
So a Luke spin-off seems unlikely. I think a young Han Solo doesn’t count , as technically the young Han would not be in the Saga films, just his older self. So why not a young Luke film? We met Luke in Episode IV when has was pretty young, and he was literally complaining how nothing ever happens.
Doesn’t sound like movie material to me.
Source: The Daily SuperHero