It’s safe to say that moviegoers will be heading to that galaxy far, far away more regularly over the coming years. After all, 2019 sees the release of Star Wars: Episode IX and the start of production on Obi-Wan Kenobi’s solo effort. And sometime after that, among Rian Johnson’s standalone trilogy, Jon Favreau’s live action TV series and a mysterious offering from Game of Thrones writers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, we also have a Boba Fett solo movie to contend with.
Indeed, Lucasfilm recently announced that Logan director James Mangold has resurrected the project. However, unlike the pleasant surprise and enthusiasm which greeted the aforementioned pics, news of a Boba Fett film was met with a large degree of skepticism.
Most of the criticism revolved around the fact that, yet again, we’re due to revisit another aspect of the Original Trilogy. Fett might be mysterious, but parts of his origins have already been filled in. So, does this really warrant a whole movie about the helmeted hit man? Many people may have written off the project, but a Boba Fett solo film actually holds a lot of promise, and here’s why.