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James Mangold to Direct a Boba Fett Solo Movie


According to The Hollywood Reporter, James Mangold - director of Logan, 3:10 to Yuma and Walk the Line - has been chosen to write and direct a stand-alone movie about Boba Fett. Sources are also reporting that Mangold will re-team with his Logan producer, Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Martian, Deadpool 1&2) who will act as co-writer and producer on the project.



The galaxy's most infamous Bounty Hunter made his first appearance in an animated segment of the equally infamous Star Wars Holiday Special, although most fans first saw him in The Empire Strikes Back. Played by Jeremy Bulloch in Empire, the character quickly became a fan favourite after he tracked the Millennium Falcon for the Empire and delivered Han Solo - frozen in carbonite - to Jabba the Hutt. Despite this popularity, Fett suffered what most consider to be a poor, almost slapstick end in Return of the Jedi.


When George Lucas was working on the prequel trilogy he took opportunity to explore the character's origins. Daniel Logan was cast as the young Boba who is a clone of Bounty Hunter Jango Fett (Temeura Morrison), the man who's DNA was used to build the clone army of the Republic. Boba - who Jango raised as a son - was part of Jango's payment. Boba later appeared in the Star Wars animated series 'The Clone Wars' in which he attempted to take revenge on Mace Windu, the Jedi that killed his father.



Currently there are no details regarding the plot or who will be donning the Mandalorian armour this time round. Could this be an early years story? Or will this be a follow up to Return of the Jedi in which Fett escapes the Saarlac pit? Only time will tell.



Also rumoured to be in the Lucasfilm pipeline is an Obi-Wan Kenobi movie. Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours) is said to be in negotiations to direct with no word on who will write the script. However the big question is; will Ewan McGregor return to the role? After all, he was arguably one of the best parts of the prequel trilogy!



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