Star Wars Stand-Alone Movies to Include X-Wing Fighters?

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We already know that the yearly rollout of Star Wars movies from Disney has essentially begun because Star Wars: Episode VII has started production. We also have a good idea that Episode VIII will arrive in 2017 and Episode IX will land in 2019. But, what about those in between years?

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Rumors have the stand-alone Star Wars films during the in-between years being one on Boba Fett and one on Han Solo. And today, thanks to a German website called Star Wars Union, they have learned that the third stand-alone movie will likely be focused on those Red Squadron X-Wing Fighters!

See, there’s a toy event put on by Hasbro that the website attended, and a lot can be derived from what toys are being promoted for the future. And given the proliferation of Boba Fett, Han Solo and X-Wing Fighters, that led to the speculation.

And we have to say this makes a whole lot of sense. Given what Star Wars fans know about those legendary fighters, they could make for an excellent stand-alone film. Anakin Skywalker himself was an X-Wing fighter during the Clone Wars and they played a huge part in the war that brought down the first Death Star.

So, according to what we have so far… here is the schedule:

  • 2015: Star Wars: Episode VII
  • 2016: Boba Fett
  • 2017: Star Wars: Episode VIII
  • 2018: Han Solo
  • 2019: Star Wars: Episode IX
  • 2020: Star Wars: Red Fighters

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