Boba Fett film being written by Empire’s Lawrence Kasdan

The Empire Strikes Back’s Lawrence Kasdan writes Star Wars: Episode VII’s Boba Fett spin-off

Boba Fett kicking ass in the Dark Horse comics
Boba Fett kicking ass in the Dark Horse comics

Star Wars‘ iconic bounty hunter Boba Fett has long been rumoured for a solo film spinning off from JJ Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII, but apparently work is already underway.

Speaking to AMC Movie Talk about the Star Wars spin-offs, Metalocalypse and Venture Bros director Jon Schnepp confirmed, “One of them is Boba Fett. It is. I know. I know for a fact. I will never reveal my source, but it is the one written by Lawrence Kasdan.”

Kasdan – who co-wrote Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back, Raiders Of The Lost Ark and Star Wars: Episode VI – Return Of The Jedi – is currently rewriting Michael Arndt’s script for Episode VII.

Star Wars: Episode VII is due in cinemas 18 December 2015. You can buy Star Wars: The Complete Saga for £57.99 on Blu-ray from Amazon.co.uk.