Disney developing Star Wars stand-alone film centered on Boba Fett; Logan director James Mangold joins project

FP Staff

May 28, 2018 12:08:02 IST

Disney is developing a Star Wars stand-alone movie centered on the bounty hunter Boba Fett.

Logan and Cop Land director James Mangold is writing and directing the film, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The untitled movie will be a part of the studio's Star Wars anthology of films, which are being spun-off as origin stories.

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The first anthology film was 2016's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, followed by Solo: A Star Wars Story, starring Alden Ehrenreich as a young Han Solo.

Disney developing Star Wars stand-alone film centered on Boba Fett; Logan director James Mangold joins project

A still of Boba Fett/Image from Twitter.

Boba Fett debuted in 1980's Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and re-appeared in 1983's Star Wars: Return of the Jedi as a mercenary for the Galactic Empire who brings Han Solo to crime lord Jabba the Hutt. He then appeared in George Lucas's much-maligned prequel trilogy, and his story is picked up in the animated television series Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

Despite having a helmet over his face and very limited time onscreen, Boba Fett, with his jet-pack and battle-scarred armor, attained a cult status.

Jeremy Bulloch played the character in the two movies and Jason Wingreen provided Boba Fett's voice.

"Some sources close to the project stress that the Boba Fett movie is in development, and not yet greenlit or dated. As they have before, things could always change," Entertainment Weekly said.

The next Star Wars release is slated to hit US theaters on 20 December, 2019 and has been directed by JJ Abrams.

Updated Date: May 28, 2018 12:08:02 IST