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The Standalone Star Wars Movies: Young Han Solo and Boba Fett?

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The best thing about the plethora of Star Wars movie rumors that keep popping up? If you don't like one — like yesterday's hint that one would be about Yoda — just wait a day, and there'll be another. Or more, actually, since Entertainment Weekly just posted that they heard two of the stand-alone SW flicks will be "a young Han Solo saga, focusing on the wisecracking smuggler's origin story, and a bounty hunter adventure with Boba Fett at the center of a rogue's gallery of galactic scum."

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EW doesn't have any other details, other than the Han Solo movie would take place between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, and the Boba Fett/bounty hunter movie would be set between A New Hope and Return of the Jedi, but whether those are part of the rumors or are just educated guesses is unknown.

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Both of these sound a hell of a lot more fun than a Yoda movie, and I'd say Entertainment Weekly is generally a more trustworthy rumor source than most web sites. Still, if these two movies don't sound appealing, don't worry. There will almost certainly be another rumor tomorrow.

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Do we REALLY want younger versions of beloved Star Wars character films? Because we all saw how the Prequel Trilogy turned out. In the end, these kinds of endeavors look to be more along the lines of Mary Sue production. We had seen that Anakin Skywalker, in his pre-teen years, was not only an expert of high-risk/horrifically deadly/unrealistic g-force racing, but also a robots savant, a freed slave, and could single handedly destroy a space station.

Ask yourself: do you really want to learn that Han Solo not only designed the TIE fighter while learning to use his big-boy potty, but that he built the first one out of spare parts from his father's El Camino?