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Disney Has Greenlighted A Star Wars Spinoff/Origin Film About… Boba Fett…?

 

Don’t get me wrong, I love A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Love them. Seen them a million times. Obsessed with them. I loathe Episodes I-III. I was okay with The Force Awakens, and I still (quite honestly) haven’t seen The Last Jedi. I’m generally okay with the core Star Wars stories being told. But all of the spinoffs are starting to annoy me. I don’t care what people say – Rogue One was not a good movie. Solo: A Star Wars Story probably wasn’t worth the trouble and expense, let’s be real. Now they’re going to do a spinoff story about BOBA FETT. I sh-t you not.

James Mangold is writing and will direct a Star Wars stand-alone movie centered on Boba Fett, the feared bounty hunter and fan-favorite character, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned. The reveal comes as Disney and Disney-owned Lucasfilm prepare for the release of the latest Star Wars stand-alone film, Solo: A Star Wars Story. Solo, which opens Friday, is the second movie to be spun from the main Star Wars line — Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was the first — but it is the first to focus on a particular character.

Lucasfilm is developing movies on a slew of characters including Obi-Wan Kenobi, which has Stephen Daldry in negotiations to direct, although no writers are working on a script.

It was rumored that Simon Kinberg, the writer-producer behind the X-Men franchise and films such as The Martian, was working on a Boba Fett movie. While Lucasfilm and Disney won’t make any official confirmation, sources say that Mangold will co-write the script with Kinberg, who will also produce the Boba Fett project. Kinberg and Mangold are close, having worked on Logan, the X-Men spinoff that earned high praise last year.

Boba Fett was introduced in 1980’s Empire Strikes Back and then appeared in 1983’s Return of the Jedi as the mercenary who brings Han Solo to the slug-like crime lord Jabba the Hutt. Despite having a helmet over his face and very limited time onscreen (not to mention a slapstick death), the character, with his jet pack and battle-scarred armor, grew to cult status.

[From The Hollywood Reporter]

I remember when I was a freshman in college, I had a crush on this hot guy and literally all he could talk about was his obsession with Boba Fett. That’s what I always remember whenever I hear the name Boba Fett. And no, I never got with the guy (God he was hot though). My point? I don’t know. This annoys the sh-t out of me. We’re getting an Obi-Wan standalone film, a Boba Fett standalone/origin film, a Han Solo standalone film… but we’re not getting a Leia standalone. Or a Lando standalone. Why? People have been saying from the very beginning that Lando – out of all the characters – deserved a standalone. They’ll probably get to it after they make all of the films about the white dude characters. And maybe a standalone movie about the Cantina Band.

 

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