What a wonderful time in the world to be a geek. First, we learn that Disney buys LucasFilm. Then, we find out that J. J. Abrams will be helming Episode VII. Today, we’re happy to announce that Disney and LucasFilm confirm there will be at least 2 stand-alone films in the works. The films will surround everyone’s favorite ‘scruffy nerf herder’, Han Solo; and the baddest bounty hunter in the galaxy, Boba Fett!

The Adventures of a Young Han Solo. Ah, it’s about time. I can’t wait to see what it was like in his early days. Maybe they’ll show how he met Chewie, or won the Millenium Falcon, or bedded the finest Twi’lek’s in the galaxy. Who knows! And, what of a Boba Fett film that has him crawling his way out of the Sarlacc Pitt, hell-bent on a revenge to take down the smuggler who put him there.

For now, I’ll just imagine a myriad of amazing things that COULD happen. One thing that’s for sure, is that writers: Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg are overseeing these projects. These two have had a long history with LucasFilm and are sure to appease the fans! All I know, is that I can’t wait!

More Star Wars news as it comes in, just keep checking back to DFAT! One question we really gotta ask though Towelites: Who will play a young Han Solo?