Last week, John Campea of AMC movie talk hosted a 24 Hour Movie Talk marathon in order to make money for the Red Cross to help aide the Philippines. It was a lot of fun to watch, and the whole show managed to raise a whopping $25,000 from film fans around the world to help with the typhoon relief efforts there. It was a great event, and one I’m proud to say I watched and even donated to. But somewhere near the middle mark of the marathon, some new ‘Star Wars’ related spin-off news slipped off by one of the show’s hosts, Jon Schnepp.
There have been rumors for months now that one of the new ‘Star Wars’ spin-off films would be a Boba Fett film. The film has been kicked around for quite a while, with director Joe Johnston really pushing the idea for it to happen. Now, we know the film is actually happening, and we even know who has written the script. Around the 3 minute mark of the video below, the AMC Movie Talk crew are asked a question about the future of the ‘Star Wars’ franchise, and its spin-off films. As they begin to discuss the new plans for the series, Schnepp lets it slip that he knows for a fact that one of the two announced spin-off films is in fact a Boba Fett film, and it’s been written by Lawrence Kasdan, who wrote ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ and ‘The Empire’s Strike Back’, as well as helping with the script for ‘Episode VII’ right now. Schnepp spent time working at Cartoon Network for sometime, the same channel where ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ was airing for the last six years, so he would certainly know people working at Lucasfilm, and would have an idea of what the company is doing. Check out the video below:
For me, this is very exciting news! I’ve always hoped to see Boba Fett get his chance to have the limelight in his own film. He’s a character just oozing to get more screen time, and I can’t wait to see how the film turns out. The only thing I can hope now is that Lucasfilm gets Joe Johnston to direct the film, because he’s been courting the idea for quite some time. Are you excited about Boba Fett taking a starring role in his own film? Is there any other characters you would like to see in their own films? Let me know in the comments below, only here at Chip and Company!