"I know they haven't announced it," he told the host of AMC's Philippines disaster relief charity talk marathon, "but one of those one-shots is Boba Fett. I know. I know for a fact. I will never reveal my source, but it is the one written by Lawrence Kasdan."
This has been a rumour for some time prior to this story, and, to be frank, remains one in its wake, since there's no indication of why Schnepp would be particularly privy to this top secret information.
There are caveats however: not least that since the announcement of the spin-offs, Kasdan has jumped tracks and become far more involved with Episode VII itself (as well, possibly, as VIII andIX). Could he still be working on a one-shot as well as the main game? Did he write a draft screenplay or treatment for an origin story and then set it aside when called to assist JJ Abrams? Will Disney's plan for a new Star Wars film every year starting in 2015 even pan out?
As usual there are many questions and no answers. But if Boba Fett (or Yoda, or IG88, or whatever) is due in 2016, expect to hear something official about it in the next twelve months.
Now watch this clip and explain to us why Boba Fett is cool exactly...