Boba Fett Film Coming From James Mangold

A Boba Fett Star Wars movie is happening.

THR noted that Mangold's colleague Simon Kinberg, who collaborated on last year's Logan, was linked to a project about the bounty hunter, though it was not immediately clear if they were one in the same.

Fortunately, it seems the Boba Fett movie has been resurrected, sources confirm to EW. He first appeared in 1978's animated Star Wars Holiday Special but never went on to be thoroughly developed as a character. Temuera Morrison who played Jango Fett, Boba's father/clone in the prequels, has previously said he would be interested in reprising the part.

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

Disney also has plans for an Obi-Wan Kenobi spinoff movie with Stephen Daldry in talks to direct, though no script is now being worked on.

Well, word is this spinoff may be in the works once again, with Kinberg co-writing and producing, and James Mangold (Logan) directing.

He turns up, apparently having survived his scrape with death on Tatooine, in much of the "Star Wars Legends" fan fiction which is no longer considered canon.

Logan, telling the story of an ageing Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), was a fantastic action film, earning Mangold an Oscar nod for best adapted screenplay. In the original trilogy (to which Solo is a prequel of sorts) the bounty hunter Boba Fett was Solo's nemesis, with Fett constantly looking to hunt down the owner of the Millennium Falcon. Actor/director/global treasure Taika Waititi has been one of the most popular names put forth. Sure, he certainly had a great spaceship, but what did he actually do in the movies, beyond delivering a frozen Han Solo and then flying to his doom because someone else accidentally set his jetpack in motion?

But despite the character's enduring popularity, the Twitter reaction to this news is largely negative.

The Boba Fett movie has had a bit of a rocky development process. He is played by a Māori actor.

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