It’s official boys and girls, Logan director James Mangold is going to add his contribution to the ever-expanding Star Wars universe.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Mangold will write and direct Lucasfilm’s standalone Boba Fett movie, centered on the fan-favorite bounty hunter character. The story details are naturally still being kept tightly under wraps.
Rumors of a Boba Fett movie has been making the rounds for years — word is, Josh Trank’s standalone movie was meant to be the Fett standalone, which would follow Rogue One as the next Star Wars Story, but after he was fired from the project, Solo leapfrogged ahead on the schedule. Most recently, it was rumored that X-Men writer-producer and Dark Phoenix director Simon Kinberg was working on the Fett movie.
Kinberg has been attached to the Fett movie for some time, but back in December, new rumors ignited that Kinberg was again involved with the project. It’s unknown if Mangold’s version is the same project, but Kinberg and Mangold have worked together before in the X-Men universe.
The galaxy’s most infamous bounty hunter has a solid fanbase, entering the film canon in 1980’s The Empire Strikes Back and escorted Han Solo to Jabba the Hut in Return of the Jedi, becoming a popular character in books, comics and animated series.
The character was portrayed by Jeremy Bulloch in the original films, but then he was given a New Zealand accent in the tweaked versions of the original three movies following the casting of Temuera Morrison as Jengo Fett, Boba’s “father”.
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