Is the Boba Fett movie confirmed? While we do know now that several Star Wars 7 spinoff movies will be created, the question is whether or not the famous bounty hunter from a galaxy far, far away will be cast as a bad guy or the hero.
In a related report by The Inquisitr, the Boba Fett movie was confirmed by Metalocalypse director John Schnepp during a press interview where he said the Star Wars spinoff was already in pre-production:
“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.”
We also know that Disney CEO Robert Iger announced this intention to the company’s shareholders to produce at three Star Wars spinoff movies, although exact titles were not announced. The Star Wars 7 release date is set for December 18, 2015, and since the first spinoff will be a year later it’s possible the Boba Fett movie release date could be in 2016.
If you do not know who Kasdan is, he wrote The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, and Raiders of the Lost Ark, so the Boba Fett movie will be in good hands. The question is, what will be the focus of the plot? Attack of the Clones was Boba Fett’s origin story, showing him as a young boy watching his father being killed by a Jedi. But what happens between there and the sarlacc pit is a question that so far has only been answered by books and comics.
In the case of the Star Wars expanded universe timeline, we know that Boba Fett was rescued from the sarlacc pit and that he was married at one point and had a daughter named Ailyn Vel. The plot gets complicated with Jango Fett clones getting into the mix and his own daughter wanting revenge on him. The short version is that Boba Fett eventually becomes a good guy, ironically working together with Han Solo and his family in order to defeat Darth Caedus (I would not recommend googling that particular Sith Lord unless you don’t mind a major spoiler).
While all that is extremely complicated, and would make Boba Fett a good guy in the long run, we also know that the Star Wars expanded universe is officially being written out of the picture now that Star Wars 7, 8, and 9 are being produced. So now according to the rumors the writers are having trouble figuring out exactly how they want to portray the bounty hunter in the Boba Fett movie.
According to the rumor, a Disney executive breakfast took place in Florida at Disneyworld and they were having “minor problems going forward with a film about a villain” since they did not want him to lose the menace of the original series:
“Lucasfilm wants Boba Fett to remain menacing and scary but we have to make him the hero of the film and it is a real challenge.”
While most people seem to assume a Boba Fett movie will have to take place before the sarlacc pit, the other possibility is to have him survive similar to the expanded universe, which would then allow the character to be used in Star Wars 7, 8, or 9 in some fashion. Thus, if the movie is successful, they could continue doing stories about the Star Wars bounty hunter without being stuck in a box where his death by sarlacc is unavoidable. How do you think Disney should resolve the conundrum?