It seems that not a day goes by without Star Wars news of some sort. However, the scoop that Schmoes Know claims it has verified today is actually pretty interesting – though it seems to contradict news we heard a few weeks back. According to a “very trusted source” of the site, Lawrence Kasdan, who wrote Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and co-scribed the upcoming Episode VII, is working on a Boba Fett spinoff for Disney and Lucasfilm.
Here’s the weird thing. A Hasbro toy line gave us the following possible schedule for Star Wars spinoffs:
Fall 2014: Rebels
2015: Episode VII
2016: Boba Fett
2017: Episode VIII
2019: Episode IX
2020: Red Five
But we know that Godzilla helmer Gareth Edwards is directing the first spinoff, the 2016 one, and Gary Whitta (The Book of Eli) was recently said to be scribing that. News that Kasdan is writing the Boba Fett standalone would mean that Edwards and Whitta are not working on that project, as many of us had assumed, but something entirely different. And if that’s the case, the Hasbro report is more than a little off-base, because a Boba Fett film wouldn’t be the 2016 spinoff in that case. Either way, something doesn’t quite add up here.
It does make sense, though, that Kasdan would be the man to adapt Boba Fett. After all, he’s the creator of the character in some ways, and when the spinoffs were first announced, he was named along with X-Men: Days of Future Past scribe Simon Kinberg as one of the two people guiding the scripts for them.
So, if Kasdan is writing the Boba Fett movie, then is Josh Trank going to direct it as the second standalone? And what could Edwards be working on with Whitta? An X Wing Squadron movie? Something related to Yoda? Or, maybe something entirely new? The sky’s really the limit for what the standalones could do for the Star Wars universe, but we’ll be keeping our ear to the ground in hopes of hearing some official news about just what’s coming down the pipeline from Lucasfilm and Disney. And of course, we’ll let you know as soon as we do.
Source: Schmoes Know