Han Solo and Chewbacca Are the Focus of First Star Wars Standalone Movie
It's long been known that we'll be getting a new Star Wars movie every summer starting in 2015 with Star Wars: Episode VII. For the first six movies, we will see a new trilogy that continues the storyline set up in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace through Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, which will alternate with three standalone adventures.
Its also long been known that an Untitled Star Wars Han Solo Spin-Off and an Untitled Star Wars Boba Fett Spin-Off would likely be the first of these standalone movies. The deeply implanted Lucasfilm sources over at Joblo are confirming that this is, in fact, the way these movies will debut, with Han Solo's solo adventure coming in 2016, after Star Wars: Episode VII, and Boba Fettt's bounty hunting expedition arriving in 2018 the summer after Star Wars: Episode VIII. And yes, that means Han Solo and Boba Fett will both be going up against Spider-Man sometime in the near future.
The Untitled Star Wars Han Solo Spin-Off will revolve around the relationship between Han Solo and his longtime partner Chewbacca. No other story details have been given, but its believed that this will be an origin story that includes the pair coming in possession of the Millinium Falcon. So, it's likely we'll also see a young Lando Calrissian as well. And possibly a teenage Lobot.
No story details have been revealed yet in terms of Boba Fett. It is not known if the Mandalorian clone will be seen crawling out of the sarlac pit, or if his story will take place during a different time period.
A Yoda standalone movie was also being planned, but that is no longer happening. Lucasfilm is instead going with an animated TV series that will focus on the Jedi Master. The catch is that this particular series will be done Lego style, to also fall in line with that franchise brand and sell more toys.
Its unclear how the Yoda Lego series will tie into the mythology and cannon of the Star Wars series. Will it be serious, or will it be filled with jokes and aimed at children? We're guessing the later. The previously announced Star Wars Rebels will, however, be considered official cannon, and does tie into the complete theatrical franchise. The new information here, which was already being speculated upon, is that we will see preexisting characters from Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. And as we stated in our story from the other day, its quite possible that we will see a young Wedge, Porkins, and Biggs as they set out in helping form the rebel alliance against the Empire.