Han Solo Movie, Boba Fett Film Planned As Part Of 'Star Wars' Spin-Offs

Laugh it up, fuzzball: According to Anthony Breznican at EW.com, the first "Star Wars" spin-off films will center, respectively, on Han Solo and Boba Fett. Per Breznican, the Solo film will be an origin story set between "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith" and "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope," the first "Star Wars" film to feature Solo as pilot of the Millennium Falcon.

Boba Fett, the bounty hunter introduced chronologically in "Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones" (but first spied in "Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back"), would have his own film as well, which would take place between "Empire" and "Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi."

Breznican's big story comes one day after Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed the existence of "Star Wars" standalone films. "There has been speculation about some standalone films that have been in development, and I can confirm to you today that in fact we are working on a few stand-alone films," Iger told CNBC. That news wasn't exactly new: Iger initially discussed multiple "Star Wars" films back in October of 2012, when Disney purchased Lucasfilm.

On Wednesday, Ain't It Cool News founder Harry Knowles reported that there would also be a Yoda standalone movie; Breznican's report doesn't discount that possibility as well.

The news of a Han Solo origin story practically broke Twitter; a smattering of reaction can be seen below.

For more on Breznican's massive scoop, head over to EW.com.

[via EW]