Boba Fett standalone movie confirmed with ‘Logan’ director James Mangold


Fan favorite bounty hunter Boba Fett may finally be getting his own movie, if a new report is to be believed.

Solo: A Star Wars Story is out in theaters right now, while Episode IX, which will wrap up the third Star Wars trilogy, will hit theaters next year. Meanwhile, Stephen Daldry is reportedly in negotiations for a different standalone movie based on the character Obi-Wan Kenobi.

It's not the first time that a Boba Fett film has been in the works, as Deadline reported that Disney was working on one with director Josh Trank before he left Lucasfilm in May of 2015.

Fett became a popular character after his inclusion in 1980's Empire Strikes Back film where he was played by Jeremy Bulloch.

Boba Fett's rampant popularity is one of the great mysteries of the Star Wars fandom.

In addition to Logan, Mangold is known for directing Walk The Line, 3:10 to Yuma, and The Wolverine. But the studio has been developing its slate of character-driven standalone Star Wars films for a while now.

No story or casting details have yet been released for the Boba Fett movie. The fabled bounty hunter was one of fans top choices to get his own film, and now it looks like the man who gave us the brilliant and lovely Wolverine send off in Logan, will now tell the story of everyone's favorite bounty hunter (or most people's favorite bounty hunter). His subsequent movie appearances never lived up to that, with a comical death in Return of the Jedi and a young version of the character turning up in Attack of the Clones. While we're all for calling on Disney to get going already on a Leia movie, a Padmé movie, an Ahsoka Tano movie, and everyone else who deserves one, there's no reason to pit women against POC for representation when we can have both.

Boba Fett is a man of color.

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