After the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story it was announced that James Mangold had been hired to write a script for a Boba Fett standalone movie. With Jon Favreau working on Star Wars: The Mandalorian though, it seems that Lucasfilm has decided to halt on the production of the Boba Fett movie.
This comes from film critic Erick Weber, who had attended a special screening of Black Panther which had Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy present. He posts on Twitter:
Kathleen Kennedy just confirmed to me Boba Fett movie is 100% dead, 100% focusing on THE MANDALORIAN #StarWars
— Mr. McVotey McVotster (@ErickWeber) October 26, 2018
While some are hoping that this is just some miscommunication and Kennedy just meant that they were focusing on The Mandalorian for now, it does seem like the series will cover a lot of ground that might end up being retread should a Boba Fett movie ever happen. If anything, Lucasfilm can always go back to the movie should The Mandalorian fail to impress when it comes out.
With Solo teasing the possibility of sequels, some guess that Star Wars would be planning a loosely based trilogy focused on the criminals of the Star Wars universe. After Han’s solo film, we can get a movie focused on a group of bounty hunters (which could include Boba Fett), and it could all conclude with all of them taking the heist job from Jabba the Hutt with Han incurring his infamous debt in the end.
Though the Fett film may allegedly be dead, I’m sure this isn’t the last we’ve seen of the Bounty Hunter in this Disney era of Star Wars. If he does make a return to the big screen, I’m just hoping it’s sooner rather than later.
Catch Jon Favreau’s The Mandalorian when it premieres on Disney’s streaming service next year.