Reports today from The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Disney and Lucasfilm have found a writer and director for the Boba Fett movie. Theories run wild about whether or not we’ll see some more history behind the mysterious bounty hunter or if we’ll see him crawl from the sarlacc pit and escape his assumed death from 35 years ago. Disney seems to be amping up their Anthology series, Star Wars films set in the Original Trilogy era, with rumors of an Obi-Wan Kenobi movie and Lucasfilm eyeing directors. Will the movies continue to be financial successes? With the Han Solo movie’s advanced tickets sales doubling what Black Panther sold, it seems the force is strong with the Anthology series.
Disney and Lucasfilm have brought in James Mangold as writer and director for the Boba Fett solo movie. With credentials like Wolverine, Logan, 3:10 To Yuma, and Walk The Line, Mangold looks to be an excellent choice for Star War’s fan favorite bounty hunter. No other details are released as this point, so it’s anyone’s guess as to where in the life of Boba Fett the movie will take place. Though, it’s a safe bet that we’ll see something set in between Episode II: Attack of the Clones and Episode: VI Return of the Jedi, giving us an adventure in Boba Fett’s prime. Of course, it’s best not to rule out the idea of Boba surviving Return of the Jedi. Many fans have always hoped to see the bounty hunter climb out of the sarlacc, narrowly escaping death. But with the popularity of Rogue One and Solo it’s not likely fans will see their dream brought to the big screen, at least not with this movie.
The Hollywood Reporter also claims that Lucasfilm is in early talks with Stephen Daldry (The Crown) as director for the Obi-Wan film. Assumed to also be in the Anthology series, rumor has it that the idea is to show Obi-Wan during his time on Tattooine. But until talks with Daldry are finalized no details have been released, with THR reporting that the project has no script yet. NerdBastards reported earlier in the week that Lando will be getting his own solo film, straight from the mouth of Lucasfilm’s own president, Kathleen Kennedy. Is there a character you feel needs their own solo film? Would it be set in the Anthology series or pushed forward with the New Trilogy era? Let us know in the comments below!