The once planned Boba Fett centric ‘A Star Wars Story’ movie has been “100%” cancelled. The film that was intended to focus on Fett, and his bounty hunter colleagues was originally developed for director Josh Trank. A trailer was even created for Star Wars Celebration before Trank was suddenly removed from the project 24 hours before the event.
Rumours resurfaced this year that Logan director, James Mangold, was moving the project forward. But with the poor performance of Solo: A Star Wars Story at the box office, all ‘A Star Wars Story’ projects were halted. Lucasfilm now intend to focus solely on the forthcoming TV series ‘The Mandalorian.’ Which is based around the group on which Boba Fett styled his look.
That series, set to debut on Disney’s upcoming streaming service at an undisclosed time next year, focuses on a character who wears a helmet and armor similar to Fett’s, and the title refers to the warrior tribe to which Fett and his clone-producing father Jango belonged.
Deadline reported the news after film journalist Erick Weber reported that the project was canceled last night after interviewing Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy at an Oscar-season event for Black Panther.
Kathleen Kennedy just confirmed to me Boba Fett movie is 100% dead, 100% focusing on THE MANDALORIAN #StarWars
— 𝔼𝕎 AWARDS ACE (@ErickWeber) October 26, 2018