There have been rumours for a while now that Boba Fett is among the characters eyed to get a Star Wars spinoff movie at some point in the next few years, with most believing that the one Josh Trank was going to direct would have starred the iconic bounty hunter. However, following the troubled production of Fantastic Four, Lucasfilm dropped Trank and pushed that release back in preference of Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s Han Solo spinoff.
Last year, there were actually rumblings that the Boba Fett movie would focus on someone stealing the armour following the events of Return of the Jedi, and if a new rumour is to be believed, it sounds like that’s still the plan.
As controversial a decision as that may be, it makes a lot of sense. As great as Boba was, he had very little in the way of personality, and it’s hard to say what exactly he could get up to and in what period a movie starring the character could take place (between the events of Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope would probably make the most sense).
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Anyway, F. Gary Gray – who was recently chosen to direct Fast & Furious 8 – was apparently in talks to direct the Boba Fett movie at one point, and Creed star Michael B. Jordan was eyed to star. That obviously confirms it would have been someone else in the suit, as the young Boba we met in Attack of the Clones wasn’t black. Jordan’s possible involvement could also explain why Trank was attached to direct.
This is very much just a rumour for the time being, so it’s not worth getting too excited or upset just yet, but taking Boba Fett in such an unexpected direction would certainly shake up the Star Wars franchise in a major way, don’t you think?
Source: Meet The Movie Press