Last month, rumor broke out that the second Star Wars “anthology” film – which hits theaters in 2018 – would focus on beloved and enigmatic bounty hunter Boba Fett. Now, we’ve received word that the Mandalorian may be sharing the film with his longtime nemesis, the rather scruffy-looking nerf herder Han Solo.
The update comes from Schmoes Know, whose sources claim that the second Anthology film will take place between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope and will shed some light on the ongoing conflict between Fett and Solo, which was only hinted at over the course of the original trilogy. Characters such as Chewbacca, Lando Calrissian, and even fellow bounty hunter Bossk will make appearances, as the film “delves into the ‘hive of scum and villainy’ that Star Wars has been known for.”
Josh Trank was initially set to direct the pic, but was abruptly ejected from the project just a few weeks ago. According to the new report, Disney has already set its sights on two new candidates: Iron Man and Chef helmer Jon Favreau and Kingsman: The Secret Service and X-Men: First Class director Matthew Vaughn.
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When it was announced that Episode VII was on the way, both Vaughn and Favreau’s names came up on various wishlists – mine included. Favreau even campaigned for the job, but it ultimately went to J.J. Abrams. We know that he’s got a great track record with Disney subsidiary Marvel Studios and is currently directing The Jungle Book for the studio, so he already has his foot in the door. As for Vaughn, his resume certainly fits a project of this scope, so I could see him being a great choice for this as well.
As far as a project focusing on Han Solo and Boba Fett is concerned, it’s sure to strike up quite a bit of excitement from fans. They’re easily two of the most iconic film characters of all time and have a rich history that has yet to be mined for the big screen. Plus, giving them each a part to play in one film makes more sense than giving each character his own movie, and could lead to a much more engaging story.
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Source: Schmoes Know