The rumored ‘Boba Fett’ solo film that was reportedly in development has been shelved indefinitely with no current plans for a movie…
It doesn’t look like Boba Fett will be escaping the Great Pit of Carkoon any time soon.
A rumored ‘Star Wars’ spinoff that would have focused on the infamous bounty hunter that was reportedly being developed by ‘Logan’ director James Mangold is no longer happening at Disney.
Variety reported on Friday that Lucasfilm and Disney have decided not to move forward with the planned ‘Boba Fett’ movie as they continue to assess the future of the ‘Star Wars’ universe at the network.
The film would have focused on the bounty hunter first seen in ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ who suddenly gained a cult like following in subsequent years despite only having a brief bit of screen time in the final two films of the original ‘Star Wars’ trilogy.
Boba Fett’s origin story was told in the ‘Star Wars’ prequels but the popularity of the character was expected to spiral into a spinoff film similar to ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ and ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’.
Unfortunately, ‘Solo’ didn’t exactly light the box office on fire and after a lukewarm reception to the movie, Disney was reportedly rethinking future ‘Star Wars’ projects outside of the main trilogy, which will wrap up next year under the direction of J.J. Abrams.
While the ‘Boba Fett’ movie could obviously be revived at a later date, for now the film has been shelved indefinitely.