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Arch-Rivals Han Solo and Boba Fett Get Their Own 'Star Wars' Spinoff Flicks

 

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Yoda solo film rumors, misleading they may be, but uncovered the truth we have.

On the heels of Disney head honcho Bob Iger sensing the presence of "Star Wars" spinoff projects in the force, Entertainment Weekly has announced who the scripts by Simon Kinberg and Lawrence Kasdan will revolve around: young space pirate/scoundrel Han Solo, and ruthless bounty hunting clone Boba Fett.

By inserting "Attack of the Clones" co-star/Jango Fett actor Temeura Morrison's voice into "The Empire Strikes Back," George Lucas essentially handed Morrison the Boba gig on a silver platter, and the character's creator Joe Johnston of "Rocketeer" and "Captain America" fame has already stated years ago he would like to direct a Fett adventure. Original Boba actor Jeremy Bulloch would like a cameo please. So be it. Now the question is who will he run into… Darth Vader perhaps?

Not too many young thesps have the magnetism, the charm, and the schnoz to ape Harrison Ford, but Liam Hemsworth has all the makings of the dashing Han, and learned from Ford himself after they co-starred in upcoming thriller "Paranoia." Others that might be fit to wear the vest and pistol belt include "Twilight" star Xavier Samuel, "Game of Thrones" hero Kit Harington (sans beard and long locks), and maybe, just maybe, web slinger Andrew Garfield. Those are all potentialities, but we would bet on a charismatic unknown.

Director Robert Rodriguez told MTV that he would be down to put Han back in the Millennium Falcon cockpit, and Wes Anderson sorta halfheartedly threw his hat into the ring for an origin story, which the spinoff will be. It could provide a second chance for "Episode VII" also-rans like Jon Favreau and Matthew Vaughn to get in on the action too, but if you ask us, the pitch-perfect guy for the director's seat would be Mr. Rian Johnson. Johnson has shown he can do old-fashioned male swagger with panache in flicks like "The Brothers Bloom" and the sci-fi hit "Looper." There's your guy right there, Lucasfilm.

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