It was quite a surprise when Josh Trank no-showed his big panel at last spring’s Star Wars Celebration. As described by one journalist, Trank’s name was still being advertised “on the jumbotron at the convention center just moments before the panel began,” when his absence was explained by moderator Pablo Hidalgo, who claimed Trank was “under the weather.” That made it much less of a surprise when, a few weeks later, Lucasfilm announced Trank was leaving the Star Wars spinoff film he’d been developing with the company, supposedly to do something more personal and “under the radar.”
May the 4th is known throughout the galaxy as Star Wars Day. So it’s the perfect time for this major bit of news, via TheWrap: the second Star Wars “Anthology” film (aka the spinoff films separate from the new trilogy that begins with Star Wars: The Force Awakens) will be an “origin story” for Boba Fett.
Ever since George Lucas sold 'Star Wars' to Disney a year and a half ago, there's been word of sequels and spinoffs in the works. But the production of 'Star Wars: Episode 7' took longer to launch than expected, and so the effort to create those standalone films was put on the back burner. Now that 'Episode 7' is days away from shooting, Disney is beating the drum again, and have announced they'll be at least three new spinoffs coming before 2024.
The 'Star Wars: Episode 7' universe is getting blown wide open! Just yesterday, following a rumor that fan favorite Jedi master Yoda would be getting his own 'Star Wars' spinoff movie, Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed that Lucasfilm was in fact working on stand-alone films for "great 'Star Wars' characters," though none were specified at the time. But guess what! We don't have to wait any longer as the first two characters to get their own movies have been revealed.
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away … LucasFilm registered for an unusual number of domain names centered around the title ‘Star Wars 1313,’ bringing Internet chat rooms to a boil as fans tried to figure out what it could mean. So?... what does it mean?!