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First Star Wars spin-off to be a heist movie?

November 25th, 2014 by Marc Comments

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Could the first Star Wars spin-off – the one directed by Gareth Edwards to be released in 2016 – be a dirty dozen style heist movie only, you know, with alien bounty hunters? God, let’s hope so…

Rumours online are that the movie will be set during the events of A New Hope and will see a group of bounty hunters hired to steal the plans to the death star and the Millenium Falcon could be part of the plot, although it’s unlikely Han and Chewie will appear.

Other reports claim that, while this is true, it’s not the full truth. Perhaps suggesting that the heist is only a small part of the plot?

It’s also rumoured that a main character in this movie will feature or be introduced in Episode VII.

Anyway, it certainly sounds like fun and, even as a kid, it was the sort of thing I always imagined was happening in the background of the main events. I hope there’s something to this…

Source: SlashfilmFirst Star

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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