AceShowbiz - Boba Fett isn't getting his own movie, after all. Disney and Lucasfilm have decided to scrap a planned standalone "Star Wars" movie centering on the bounty hunter, which had been long in development.
Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy reportedly confirmed this at a "Black Panther" awards reception, telling Critics Choice Association journalist Erick Weber that the Boba Fett movie is "100% dead." The studio instead chose to focus on new "Star Wars" TV series "The Mandalorian", which is produced by Jon Favreau.
Boba Fett is a mercenary hired by Darth Vader and also employed by Jabba the Hutt. The character first appeared in 1980's "Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back" and later in 1983's "Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi". "Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones" established his origin as an unaltered clone of bounty hunter Jango Fett. Despite very limited time onscreen, the character grew to become one of fan favorites. Jeremy Bulloch played the character in the original trilogy.
Kennedy expressed her desire to give Boba Fett a solo film back in 2015, saying, "It's still one of the stories that we absolutely want to tell. There is a lot of innovative technology in and around what it is we're doing with that story, so for a lot of reasons, we were comfortable postponing that. But we're definitely still developing it."
In May this year, it was reported that "Logan" director James Mangold was tapped to direct and write the spin-off, but Disney never officially greenlit the project. Mangold, of course, is no longer attached to the film and is currently working on 20th Century Fox's action biopic "Ford v. Ferrari" starring Christian Bale and Matt Damon.