Star Wars spin-off movies confirmed as origin stories


You may remember reports that in addition to a new Star Wars Trilogy there would be stand-alone Star Wars films focusing on Yoda, Han Solo, and Boba Fett. According to Disney CFO Jay Rasulo, these spin-offs will be “origin story films,” with each film coming out in the intervening years between Episodes VII, VIII, and IX.

We have yet to get official confirmation about which characters will get origin stories, though we here at Flixist did lay out the cases why a Yoda movie may be a good idea and why a Yoda movie may be a bad idea.

We want to hear what you think. How do you feel about Star Wars origin story movies? If you’re for them, are there any characters besides Han Solo, Yoda, and Boba Fett you’d want to see? (Personally, I’d like a fully subtitled Chewbacca origin movie that’s really just a remake of Vittorio De Sica’s Bicycle Thieves.)

[Variety via /Film]

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