There's been a lot of speculation surrounding the standalone Star Wars films that are being developed by Lucasfilm. It's almost certain that one of these movies is going to center on everyone's favorite bounty hunter, Boba Fett. There has already been a good amount of news sorrounding a movie based on this character and today we have a new one to add to the list.
The Schmoes at Schmoes Know are saying their inside source has confirmed that Empire Strikes Back screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan is in the process of writing the script for the film. A rumor about this started about five months when Metalocalypse director Jon Schnepp said:
We later learned that Disney and Lucasfilm were having issues trying to crack a solid story that focuses on the villainous character. I'm sure they've been able to figure something out since then, if they were in fact having real problems. Maybe to solve them they had to go to the expended universe.
The site goes on to say that Kasdan might have based "some elements of his screenplay off of an Expanded Universe story!" What's interesting about his bit of information is that the Lucasfilm has said that they will not be basing their upcoming films on any of the expended universe. At this point who knows if what the studios are feeding us is true or not. The site adds:
They go on to speculate that if this is the case, the movie could be based on an old Star Wars book, Tales of the Bounty Hunters, as one of the stories in it focuses on Boba Fett. That story is called "The Last One Standing." Here's some information on it via Wookieepedia:
There's also the aspect of Fett being swallowed by the sarlacc. This is an question I think every fan is going to want to see answered in a movie. It was answered in the story, and here's some information on it:
It would be incredibly awesome of the movie was inspired by this story. Of course, if Kasdan is actually being inspired by the expanded universe then he might also be pulling from several different sources.
None of these story details are actually confirmed for the movie, but a Boba Fett film will eventually happen, and when it does I don't care what the story is as long as it's freakin' awesome! I'm really excited about these standalone movies, and I can't wait to see what they are and what stories they will actually be telling.