We've heard rumors these films might focus on characters like Boba Fett, Han Solo, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Yoda, but Slashfilm and others are reporting on a possible premise leaked about the plot of the first Star Wars spinoff, directed by Godzilla's Gareth Edwards.
The first Star Wars spinoff is said to revolve around stealing the plans for the first Death Star. As mentioned by other reporting sites, this is a hugely important moment in the Star Wars canon. It's a turning point for the Rebellion and for Luke Skywalker's journey and becomes part of what drives the plot of A New Hope, as everyone wants the R2 unit that houses the plans.
It's a cool story idea. What's cooler still is how the filmmakers are rumored to have it all unfold. Reportedly, the Rebels will involve the services of a number of bounty hunters to help steal the plans. This jibes with earlier rumors about a Boba Fett-centric film. Who is a more famous bounty hunter in the Star Wars universe? There's nothing confirmed, obviously, but it would be interesting to learn more about Boba Fett through some kind of deal with the Rebels against the Empire.
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So we have a movie about stealing the Death Star plans by way of bounty hunters that stars a younger version of a character we've yet to meet, and oh yeah—the leak also mentions that the Millennium Falcon may be involved in some way.
There's plenty we don't know, plenty of questions left, but we're unlikely to know much more about the expanded Star Wars universe until Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens December 2015. Until then, debate away among yourselves, but write it down so you can put it in the comments so everyone else can dissect your brilliance!