There have been rumours of a Boba Fett movie circling for a while now, but it looks like this is it.
Lucasfilm has started development on a feature film to focus on bounty hunter and fan fave Star Wars character Boba Fett. THR has broken the news, reporting that the film is to be directed by James Mangold, whose credits include Logan, 3:10 to Yuma and Walk the Line.
Mangold is also reportedly writing the screenplay alongside Simon Kinberg, who has written and produced a number of films in the X-Men franchise and is making his directorial debut with the upcoming X-Men: Dark Phoenix. Kinberg will also be producing the Boba Fett movie.
The character first appeared in 1980’s Empire Strikes Back and turned up again in Return of the Jedi, where a blind Han inadvertently knocked him into the jaws of the Sarlacc.
The news of a Fett film comes as Lucasfilm’s highly anticipated Solo: A Star Wars Story, starring Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover, Woody Harrelson and Emilia Clarke, hits cinemas. Solo is the second film branching off the main Star Wars line following 2016’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. And there’s much more to come, including a reported Obi-Wan Kenobi movie, with three-time Oscar nominated filmmaker Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours, The Reader) in talks to direct.
Now we just wait on official word from Disney/Lucasfilm.