Star Wars spin-offs will be origin stories

According to Disney’s Chief Financial Officer

 
It’s all gone a bit quiet on the Star Wars front of late, but Disney’s Chief Financial Officer Jay Rasulo has dropped a brief hint regarding the secondary series of spin-offs set to be released by the studio.
 
We already knew that the “main” Star Wars series would be offset by a series of spin-off movies, with the likes of Yoda, Han Solo and Boba Fett rumoured to be some of the characters featured.
 
However, according to Rasulo, these films won’t be spin-offs as such, but will instead form origin stories for the characters in question.
 
It’s an idea that makes sense in principle, allowing the filmmakers to explore some of the series’ more popular characters without interfering in the new universe to be established in Episode VII and its sequels.
 
On the flip-side, there’s something about the term “origin story” that always cools our expectations a little, thanks to the tendency of such films to get bogged down in reams of exposition. 

Hopefully Disney will find a way to avert this pitfall, telling genuinely engaging stories, rather than just cashing in on their expensively-acquired franchise…  

Are you interested in the idea of Star Wars origin stories? Tell us, below! 

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    • Ali1748

      Sep 13th 2013, 9:06

      Come to think of it I'd love a Han Solo origin movie.

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    • Wolfy82

      Sep 13th 2013, 9:11

      Think that would be the only origin story I would like to see lol

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    • RaveyDaveyGravy

      Sep 13th 2013, 9:39

      Dont care. Just concentrate on making the best Star Wars trilogy you can, then think about how to expand your investment afterwards. The article is right, but to put it more succinctly, for 'origin story' read 'indulgent and boring fanboy c**p'

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    • apo1978

      Sep 13th 2013, 12:25

      Oh geez, please God no! Add these to my "Ludricously Mis-judged" list along with Man Of Steel, Batman Vs Superman and the new Spidey re-boot. JUST. NOT. NEEDED

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    • spid2411

      Sep 13th 2013, 12:57

      Will they have an origin story for Jar-Jar Binks?

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    • jasongiani

      Sep 13th 2013, 13:55

      @Spid2411 Hopefully... never. A Boba Fett origin story could be very cool, or it could also destroy the coolness of the character. They're not going to make a movie in which he's just a villain the whole time so maybe as an anti-hero?

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    • spid2411

      Sep 13th 2013, 14:17

      we already know the Jar Jar origin story anyway - it involved Lucas and a s**t load of Tequila one night..

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    • Trickycustomer

      Sep 13th 2013, 14:38

      If they do a Han Solo origin story they could use Anthony Ingruber. His impression of Han is spot on ,BUT that was back in 2008. So 5 years on??

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    • Mattsimus

      Sep 14th 2013, 10:27

      I cant see them making an origin movie starting with any other characters apart from either emperor palpatine or yoda! to be honest the rest wouldnt even be that interesting. I get the interest with Han but id prefer Bobba, although technically we saw him as a kid for a bit anyway so he was basically raised by his pa until he was like 10? So thats a decade lost already!...... who know im not yet bought by the idea.... give me time.

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    • jean63099048

      Sep 17th 2013, 1:00

      like Rita answered I'm surprised that people can make $6791 in a few weeks on the computer. go to website.... url.Mn/5c416bc

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