We’ve all wondered, how did Boba Fett evolve from that precocious little clone upset about his father’s decapitation to becoming the most feared bounty hunter in the galaxy? Well, maybe some of us want to forget about that first part because who wants to think of Boba Fett as a 10-year-old giving Obi-Wan Kenobi the stink eye? In fact who wants to think of Boba Fett’s childhood period? Perhaps that all will be skipped in the end because, as expected, it’s been announced that Boba Fett will be the subject of the second Star Wars Anthology film. Not bad for a guy who has about six lines of dialogue in three movie appearances.
The news that Boba Fett was the subject of the film was broken by The Wrap and that’s all that was really broken. TheWrap is billing the movie as an “origin story,” but whether or not it turns out to be entirely an origin story or is an origin story mixed in with a straight-up adventure starring everyone’s favorite bounty hunter, is still to be determined.
In a side note, it will be interesting to see how they approach Boba Fett’s origin because the young Fett was also a character in the Clone Wars animated series, and that’s canon. But how many people in the general audience are going to care about what happened in an animated series that aired several years ago? Also, it’s the Boba Fett from Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi that people are attached to, so it would makes sense if a Boba Fett movie leaned a little more heavily to that side than the origin story.
Whatever the movie’s going to be about specifically, it’s now being written by Simon Kinberg, and will not be directed by Josh Trank. Trank left the project at the end of last week under a haze of mystery and conjecture. Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One, the first stand-alone Wars film about the theft of the Death Star plans, is currently in pre-production and will be released in December 2016. Rogue One is being directed by Gareth Edwards and will star Felicity Jones in what’s being billed as a heist movie.
As for the Boba Fett movie, no official release date has been set yet, but it’s likely that Disney will be looking at December 2018 as the release date for that one. Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be in theaters everywhere on December 18.