Shocker! Boba Fett is Officially Getting a Movie
Today, Hollywood Reporter dropped the news that Star Wars fans have been clamoring for since his apparent demise in Return of the Jedi, and subsequent return in the “expanded universe” novels, Boba Fett is the next character in the Star Wars Universe to receive their own film,
James Mangold (Walk the Line, The Wolverine) will be taking the helm as both writer and director of the film, and is now fielding talent to portray the bounty hunter and supporting cast.
With the release of the solo Han Solo film Solo looming ever closer, there has been a lot of questions around Star Wars fandom groups about what the next spin off film would be, Boba Fett was the loudest and most repeated of the fan’s choices. Today, their years of ranting and raving for the film after the character rose to popularity in the novels and comic books that followed Return of the Jedi have finally been answered. Hopefully the movie will give him a better time on screen than his last canonical film appearance did…
But honestly does this actually come as a surprise to anyone? People have been clamoring for a Boba Fett flick for decades, and were only mildy deterred, and then in true Star Wars fans fashion, angered by the origin choices made by George Lucas. Is this just fan service by Disney trying to bank on the disintegration happy sarlac survivor’s fan base, or are they actually trying to give the character his due? That, is something that will become more apparent as the production process goes forward.