If you cast your mind back to 2015, you may remember that shortly before Star Wars Celebration was about to get underway, director Josh Trank, who was working on the Boba Fett spinoff, was removed from one of the panels due to what the studio claimed was “illness.” While at the time we didn’t know the full story, we later found out that producer Simon Kinberg had him kicked off the project after the debacle that was Fantastic Four.
Ever since then, news surrounding the spinoff has gone quiet. It’s surprising, too, as apparently quite a bit of work had been done on it. In fact, Lucasfilm had even prepared a teaser trailer to show off to the audience. Alas, it seemed like it just wasn’t meant to be, as the studio instead announced plans for a Han Solo spinoff. Whether they ever intend on revisiting Fett is still unknown, but if a new report from Omega Underground is to be believed, it looks like Lucasfilm still has plans for the mysterious character.
Apparently, a production listing has been spotted for the spinoff, leading people to believe that it’s still in active development. The listing even goes so far as to say that it’ll be shot in London and describes it as an “origin story if the galaxy’s most notorious bounty hunter. Boba Fett is a Mandalorian warrior who was trained by his father-figure, Jango Fett and became a notorious bounty hunter throughout the galaxy.”
Of course, a production listing is hardly firm confirmation that the film will see the light of day, but it does suggest that it hasn’t been totally scrapped. At least, not yet. However, the studio having their hands full with both the aforementioned Han Solo spinoff and Star Wars: Episode VIII means that they’re probably not putting too much, if any time or effort into Boba Fett’s solo outing. It may still be on the back-burner, with plans to revisit it somewhere down the road, but for the time being their focus is clearly elsewhere.
Still, it’s encouraging to hear that the idea for a Boba Fett spinoff hasn’t been thrown out just yet and with an untitled Star Wars Anthology film scheduled for 2020, we’ll remain hopeful that maybe, just maybe the bounty hunter will get his time in the spotlight.
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