'Star Wars' Movie Rumor: Boba Fett Standalone Reportedly Confirmed

When Lucasfilm first announced the development of several Star Wars spinoff movies after it was purchased by Disney, there was one name that many fans of the franchise wanted to see more than any other character, and it may actually become a reality.

The Hollywood Reporter reported Thursday a feature film starring Boba Fett is in development and will be written and directed by James Mangold. Lucasfilm has yet to confirm the news. Mangold did double duties on 2017’s Logan and is currently working on Captain Nemo, the origin story of the Nautilus captain from Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea. Rumors of a Boba Fett film started five years ago, but if true, is the first news in years regarding the film.

The Mandalorian armor-wearing bounty hunter made his first movie appearance in The Empire Strikes Back as one of the bounty hunters sent by Darth Vader to find the Millennium Falcon. He was then retconned into Star Wars: A New Hope in the 1997 special edition of the film. Boba Fett then saw a less than ideal death in *Return of the Jedi,” although some speculate that he is still alive.

In Attack of the Clones, fans learned that the character was actually a clone of another bounty hunter, Jango Fett. While Boba Fett appeared for a short amount of time across all the Star Wars films, the character still has an extensive background in the franchise’s comics, books, and other material.

A movie about Boba Fett would be the fourth Star Wars spinoff movie, which includes Rogue One, Solo, and a rumored Obi-Wan movie.

Thursday was also the first night of showings for Solo. Fans will pack theaters across the U.S. to see the famous smuggler’s origin story.

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