We know there are Star Wars spin-offs coming. We know one is being directed by Gareth Edwards and written by Gary Whitta. Now we may know what it's about. According to Slashfilm the movie will be set in the pre-A New Hope era and will focus on bounty hunters. What will they be doing? Why stealing the Death Star plans.
This is a perfect set-up for a spin-off movie. We've heard a lot about a possible Boba Fett movie - here's that movie, in all likelihood. This premise takes something familiar - the Rebels acquiring the Death Star plans - and turns it on its head. It is set in the most familiar era of the Star Wars saga, and it has room for Darth Vader to appear. It would be totally unique in Star Wars, focusing on a team of bounty hunters instead of straight heroes.
I quite love this idea, and I'm intrigued to find out whether the Rebels hired the bounty hunters or if they ended up buying the plans off them. I kind of like the idea of Boba Fett leading a squad of killers on a mission and ending up with the plans instead of whatever he thought he was heisting.
What do you think? Does a Dirty Dozen in Star Wars appeal to you?