Boba Fett will not have his own adventure after all, or at least not soon.
The famous Star Wars bounty hunter received a copy of his own movie in May, but it is no longer happening. That next television series The Mandalorian (among other things) seems to have put him to rest.
The Boba Fett movie was never officially announced, and its technically informal cancellation also comes to us through hidden sources. Variety reported Friday that Lucasfilm is no longer working on the project, and Disney / Lucasfilm did not comment.
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In the original report, Boba Fett's film was destined to fall under the banner of the anthology films "A Star Wars Story" as Rogue One Y Single. James Mangold, whose credits include Badger Y LoganAccording to reports, they had been intervened to write and direct.
That news was broken, again thanks to anonymous sources, just at the moment Single get to the theaters. As much as The Mandalorian – a show whose title is a reference to Fett's cultural background (he is a Mandalorian) – may have influenced the decision to skip the split, SingleThe failure of the box office supposedly caused Disney to re-brand some of his ambitious Star Wars plans.
The Mandalorian does not focus directly on Fett is established during the time between The return of the Jedi Y Force awakens, focusing on, according to the official description, "a lone gunman in the confines of the galaxy, far from the authority of the New Republic".
Fett seemed to die in The return of the Jedi, an ignominious death in which a defective propulsion case plunged him directly into the mouth of the Sarlacc pit. But there is some suggestion in Chuck Wendig's canonical book. Star Wars: Consequences that the bounty hunter (or maybe just his armor) managed to get out.
Whatever the truth, The Mandalorian It could be a great platform to recover the favorite bounty hunter from the fans. His familiar face (mask), or even the impact of his legacy, could help foster interest in the show.
Of course, remember to take all this with the right amount of doubts. The May report was remarkable given the timing and source of the news. The Hollywood Reporter. This new report of Variety, an equally reliable source of internal Hollywood news, is also worth recognizing.
But none of this was confirmed. Even if both media cite legitimate sources, you can not know what part of the story we are not listening to.