As much excitement as there is over the upcoming “Star Wars: Episode VII,” there’s just as much interest in the standalone — of spinoff — “Star Wars” movies that Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg overseeing. Characters like Yoda and Han Solo have been rumored to be the subjects of the movies, but now a source is saying that bounty hunter Boba Fett will be the focus of the first.
“One of them is Boba Fett. It is. I know. I know for a fact,” Schnepp said. “I will never reveal my source, but it is the one written by Lawrence Kasdan.”
That would make sense, since Kasdan’s “Empire Strikes Back” first introduced the now-iconic character. And since Disney has confirmed that the standalone movies will be origin stories, a Boba Fett movie could focus on his early years as a bounty hunter.
The first “Star Wars” standalone movie is expected to be released in 2016, a year after “Star Wars: Episode VII.”
Retro Outlaw will be releasing the ultimate in mashups as they take infamous Star Wars bounty hunter, Boba Fett, and cross him with iconic daredevil, Evel Knievel, to produce a 12” vinyl “Evel Fett” figure (cane included!)!
Although the figure is in the prototype phase and I can’t include a picture yet, here are some details. The figure will be limited as an SDCC exclusive. Additionally, this figure will be Retro Outlaw’s first foray into the vinyl toy world and will feature professional packaging. There will be four color variations produced. One variant will be red, white and blue and another will be a glow-in-the-dark. The other two styles have not yet been announced.
Pricing is also still to be announced, so make sure to keep an eye on their website (http://retrooutlaw.com/).
Source: Sdcc.co Comic Con Blog