Star Wars fans, prepare for the best news you'll hear all day (or even all month). It's confirmed Walt Disney will make standalone films in addition to the new trilogy, but it wasn't certain who would get the spotlight in these. According to Entertainment Weekly, that honor will go to two awesomely cool characters: Boba Fett and a young Han Solo!
According to the website, sources close to the films have confirmed this is what the company would like to move forward with, but of course it's still in the very early stages. They claim the Han Solo tale would occur between Episodes 3 and 4. Even with today's amazing technology, I'm not sure they'd want Harrison Ford returning to the role, though. I think anyone who saw Tron: Legacy can second how distracting the CGI was that made Jeff Bridges younger.
Meanwhile, Boba Fett's film (typing that gives me goosebumps) would possibly take place between Episodes 4 and 5, or 5 and 6. Hopefully he'll get more respect this time around. While he didn't take off his helmet in the classic films, the prequel trilogies showed he'll one day have the same face as a clone -- so it's fair to believe Temuera Morrison could take the role.
As the website points out, taking place in this era means we could see the return of favorite characters like Darth Vader and Chewbacca! Viners, would you want to see a young Han Solo or Boba Fett movie?
Source: Entertainment Weekly