It wasn't until Tuesday that Walt Disney Company officially confirmed what we already knew: That the "Star Wars" universe would expand past the main storyline with character-based films. Information continued to move quickly, and we learned a lot more about two of the films on Wednesday, and the direction they were going.
The first two spin-offs, as they are being referred two, will reportedly focus on a young Han Solo (remember the Young Indiana Jones Chronicles?) and his origin. The second will look at one of the series' arch-villains: Boba Fett.
The Solo film will take place between the prequel trilogy and the original trilogy. Aside from a possible flashback scene to introduce the film, we'd say this almost certainly has to star a new actor.
Meanwhile, the Boba Fett film would take place somewhen in the original trilogy, either between "A New Hope" and "The Empire Strikes Back," or between "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi." In latter, Boba Fett was last seen plunging into a sarlacc pit, which a resounding burp from the sarlacc.
The movies are still very early in their lifespan, and could be delayed, changed, or killed. Both of the the films (Lawrence Kasdan is said to be writing one and Simon Kinberg the other) are tentatively planned to be released sometime after the planned 2015 release date of J.J. Abrams' "Episode VII" film.
While the report didn't mention our favorite green-colored Jedi, Yoda, there has been speculation that Yoda either would, or should get his own spin-off, too. When asked using Yoda speak, the Yoda translator answered: "Yes. Yes, hmmm."