Here at Examiner, we try to separate the fact from fiction, and as such, whenever rumors pop up, we always assume them false rather than assuming them true. That being said, often times they can be entertaining, or at least give us hints as to what's going on behind closed doors, and if nothing else, stokes the fires of our passions and keeps us reading into every mystery until the film finally lands at our local theaters. Read on for more.
The good people at Movie Pilot reported today on some "leaked" rumors about a probable spinoff featuring everyone's favorite bastard (pardon me, bounty hunter) Boba Fett.
Before we divulge the details surrounding all this new information, we'd like to point out that the film is slated for a 2018 release, and while great stories are often worked on for several years before filming even begins, it's a little too soon to make a judgment call on whether or not this information is credible, and move over, whether it will remain credible for the next, let's say, three years while we lie in wait for the first digital stills of the set and cast members.
According to Movie Pilot writer Matt Carter, the script is said to be written by Lawrence Kasdan, the man behind the script for The Empire Strikes Back (if not the best film in the franchise, at least notable for being exciting, dramatic, philosophical and mind blowing), Raiders Of The Lost Ark (also fantastic, although the major plot hole was in Indiana not being an integral part in the ending...sad really), and of course our yet to be named Episode VII of the franchise.
Carter goes on to report that Latino Review, where he got the information and where we're now citing from, said that the story will cut the back story of Boba Fett completely, introducing a Man-With-No-Name bounty hunter killing Boba Fett and taking his armor. This because: "...Kasdan didn't like the prequels and wants no Boba Fett Clone spin-off film."
And of course, as far as directors go, Latino Review claims that three sources have told them that Captain America: The First Avenger director, Joe Johnson, is at the top of the list to take the chair. As Carter pointed out though, this doesn't necessarily mean he has the job, only that he's who they want to take on the film.
Whatever the case may be, Lawrence Kasdan back in the saddle to produce the story for both Boba Fett and Episode VII is a dream come true for most fans. Personally, I can wait a few years to find out what happens, but as long as he is in the writer's chair to produce this thing, we're all in for a treat, irregardless of what happens to be the outcome.