Will ‘Boba Fett’ Be the Next ‘Star Wars Story’?


For a guy who said like 17 words in the original trilogy, it’s hard to think of a Star Wars character more popular than Boba Fett. The bounty hunter that took the frozen in carbonite Han Solo to Jabba the Hutt at the end of The Empire Strikes Back has long been a point of fascination for fans, and many stories have been told about him in the expanded Star Wars universe, so many assumed that with the advent of the anthology Star Wars movie, a Boba Fett adventure would be in order. As it turns out, if one website is to be believed, a Boba Fett movie will begin in short order.

According to a website called “My Entertainment World” (via Star Wars News Net), a movie called simply Boba Fett will start shooting at London’s Pinewood Studios at an unspecified point in the near future. If true, and that’s a big “if”, this would be the first we’ve heard about a Boba Fett movie in a while; Chronicle director Josh Trank was supposedly working on a Boba Fett movie, the mysterious 1313 project, but he and Lucasfilm parted waysshortly after the Fantastic Four debacle. Since then, no new Star Wars anthology film has been announced beyond Chris Miller and Phil Lord’s Han Solo film in 2018.

But lest you think this Boba Fett thing is some fly by night operation, there’s even a plot synopsis: “An origin story of 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, the point could be argued that this was the Boba Fett plot of Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, a plot that a lot of fans wish they could retcon out of existence, but sadly if there is to be a Boba Fett film, it will have to be rectified with. That is assuming too that there’s a Boba Fett film even close to beginning production, because given the source, this is “take with a grain of salt” territory.

Source: Comic Book Movie

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