Just days after word broke confirming that Chronicle and Fantastic Four helmer Josh Trank will not be directing the upcoming second Star Wars Anthology film comes word, via TheWrap, that the project will be a Boba Fett movie, centering on the fan-favorite intergalactic bounty hunter. Although the outlet uses the term “origin story,” we already saw the origins of young Boba Fett and how he lost his “father,” Jango Fett, in 2002’s Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones. Assuming this new report is accurate, it’s likely that the new film will update us on early Boba Fett adventures taking place somewhere between Attack of the Clones and The Empire Strikes Back.
Boba Fett’s first appearance was in an animated segment of the non-canonical “Star Wars Holiday Special.” Beyond his role in four of the six current “Saga” films (including a Special Edition appearance in the original Star Wars), Fett’s story has been expanded on in several episodes of the canonical animated series, “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.”
The new Anthology film is expected to hit theaters in 2018, following J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens this December 18, Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One on December 16, 2016, and Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: Episode VIII on May 26, 2017.
As always, check back for confirmation and updates as soon as they become available.