A Boba Fett movie in the works

It is interesting that Disney are going straight from a less than expected box office taking with Solo: A Star Wars Story and announcing they plan to visit the most curious character in the Star Wars galaxy.

Boba Fett is one of those legacy character in the Star Wars canon who never really got much to do in the original trilogy (A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi) but had most of his back story oultined in Attack of the Clones. So it will be somewhat surprising where they will take this story. Aside from meeting an untimely death by accidentally falling into the Saalac pit in Return of the Jedi, Boba Fett is the curiosity of the Star Wars universe.

The news via The Hollywood Reporter, that Logan director James Mangold is signed, sealed and delivered to both write and direct the film is interesting. Are we going to get the gritty, down and dirty MA rated version of the Boba Fett story?

A Boba Fett movie has apparently been in the pipeline for some time. Fantastic Four director Josh Trank had been handed the keys to the film a few years back, only to be unceremoniously dumped from the project when that film became tanked at the box office.

As for the idea of a Boba Fett movie, right now, Star Wars fandom seems split right up the middle, with half the crowd wanting the franchise to move forward into previously-undiscovered corners of that galaxy far, far away…and fans who’d prefer something a bit more familiar, but news that Solo is underperforming may force Disney to rethink this strategy.

Adrian Drayton

Adrian Drayton is the Director of Reel Dialogue. A film critic and commentator on culture for 20 years, he believes in the power of cinema and the power of God to start conversations about faith and culture. He is also a massive Star Wars nerd.