Star Wars fans rejoice; a Boba Fett movie is officially in the works. The Star Wars spinoffs have been rumored for a while, but everybody’s favorite bounty hunter is officially getting his own movie. Some would say it was inevitable.
Ever since Disney bought out Star Wars, one of the biggest items of news has been the upcoming films. Episodes seven through nine were confirmed early on, as well as a handful of spinoffs, but until now we didn’t know who the spinoff movies were going to focus on. One of the characters we predicted right here on The Inquisitr was Boba Fett, who despite having almost no screen time, remains one of the most popular characters in the franchise.
The Boba Fett movie probably won’t be an origin story as much as a “coming of age” tale of how he became a ruthless and persistent bounty hunter. Technically, Attack of the Clones was Boba Fett’s origin, showing us a young boy who witnesses his father being killed by a Jedi.
Perhaps the spinoff movie will show him dealing with knowing that most of the Empire’s army are clones of his father? Perhaps we’ll see him making a deal with Darth Vader, despite knowing that Anakin was the student of the man who killed his father?
Metalocalypse director John Schnepp confirmed the rumor of a Boba Fett movie in a press interview. Speaking about the spinoff movies, he said, “One of them is Boba Fett. It is. I know. I know for a fact. I will never reveal my source, but it is the one written by Lawrence Kasdan.”
Boba Fett ‘Star Wars’ spinoff reportedly in pre-production: http://t.co/PAxey4rr1M
— NME Movies (@NMEFilmAndTV) January 5, 2014
If that name sounds familiar, it could be because he was responsible for writing some of George Lucas’ best films. Lawrence Kasdan wrote The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, and Raiders of the Lost Ark, so you know he has some serious potential to make his Star Wars spinoff the best of the bunch.
No official casting has been revealed about any of the upcoming Star Wars films, though it has been heavily rumored that Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher could be returning to play their original roles. Other casting announcements have been made, but they were more descriptors than they were actual character or actor names.
Apparently, Disney is keeping a tight lid on everything surrounding the upcoming Star Wars films, so we probably won’t know anything until 2015 when the next film is expected to hit theaters.
What do you think the Boba Fett movie will tell us about the infamous bounty hunter?