Jon Schnepp, who has directed and produced for the TV show Metalocalypse
and worked on other shows like Mind of Mencia
and Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1
, claimed in an interview on AMC Movie Talk that the first Star Wars
spinoff film will be written by Lawrence Kasdan and will focus on Boba Fett.
"One of them is Boba Fett," Schnepp said, referring to the Star Wars
spinoffs. "It is. I know. I know for a fact. I will never reveal my source, but it is the one written by Lawrence Kasdan."
Schnepp's spinoff comments come at around 4:05 in the interview
(via Yahoo Movies UK
We've certainly heard this rumor before, but no one has sounded quite as confident as Schnepp. Whether or not he is right depends largely on what Disney hopes to accomplish with the spinoff movies. Are these Avengers
-style tie-ins to the first episodic trilogy (VII-IX), or are they completely independent projects that Disney will use to keep franchise at the top of everyone's minds in between those episodes? We might have to wait several years before we can say for sure.