Standalone Star Wars Films Confirmed

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Disney CEO Bob Iger has spoken to the rumours, as of late, that characters such as Yoda, Han Solo and Boba Fett may be getting their own feature-films.

Although he doesn’t mention those characters in particular, he refreshingly gives a concrete answer: “In fact, we are working on a few stand-alone films…” He goes on to explain to CNBC, “(Lawrence) Kasdan and Simon Kinberg are working on films derived from great Star Wars characters that are not part of the overall saga. So we plan to make Star Wars VII, VIII and IX over roughly a six-year period of time starting in 2015. But there are going to be a few other films released in that period of time too.”

The Yoda rumour has very little behind it, while Entertainment Weekly, on the other hand, have provided potential timelines for the possible Han Solo and Boba Fett films, stating, “The Han Solo story would take place in the time period between Revenge of the Sith and the first Star Wars (now known as A New Hope)…” and “The Boba Fett film would take place either between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back, or between Empire and Jedi, where the bounty hunter was last seen plunging unceremoniously into a sarlacc pit.”

This is some pretty major news. What are your reactions? Would you love to see a Yoda-centric film? We know many have clamoured for a Boba Fett film in the past. Let us know!

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