Star Wars: Boba Fett movie coming from James Mangold


According to The Hollywood Reporter, James Mangold has been tapped to write and direct a standalone feature centered on the taciturn bounty hunter.

The news comes days before Solo: A Star Wars Story, a standalone film documenting the rise of the Star Wars universe's beloved smuggler, is primed to arrive in theaters. In that installment, the character was played by Daniel Logan and was revealed to be a child clone of Jango Fett (Temuera Morrison).

The publication noted that Lucasfilm also has a motion picture in the works documenting Obi-Wan Kenobi, with filmmaker Stephen Daldry in talks with the studio on the topic.

Look, I enjoyed Solo: A Star Wars Story plenty, but it gave me the definite feeling that I just wasn't going to be as excited about Star Wars movies anymore.

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It was rumored that Simon Kinberg, the writer-producer behind the X-Men franchise and movies such as The Martian, was working on a Fett movie.

No details as of yet have been released of the film, nor has Disney officially confirmed it. His appearance in 1983's Return of the Jedi wasn't as menacing, though: a partially blind Han Solo inadvertently knocked Boba into the dreaded Sarlacc pit. Meanwhile, Jon Favreau has been tapped to executive produce and write a new live-action Star Wars show for Disney's upcoming streaming platform. He posits that people make films like the continued Star Wars saga to recapture that feeling, even if they never experienced it firsthand, and he hopes that Solo will evoke that same sense of childhood popcorn movie wonder.

Dedicated fans will remember seeing Boba Fett's younger self showing up in "The Clones Wars" animated show as well.

Aside from already proving that he has the chops to take the helm of a stand-alone film, the decision to hire Mangold is also intriguing because he was adamant about doing Logan his way.