The second of the highly anticipated Star Wars spinoff – or anthology – films will reportedly focus on the galaxy’s most notorious bounty hunter, Boba Fett.
Only a few days after the Inquisitr reported that director Josh Trank had all but been fired from directing the second Star Wars spinoff film, The Wrap is confirming that the film that Trank would have been behind the lens for is a Boba Fett film.
What’s odd about the report, however, is that it’s reporting that the second anthology or spinoff film will be focused on Boba Fett’s origin story. As Star Wars fans no doubt are aware, Boba Fett’s origin was revealed largely in Star Wars Episode II, Attack of the Clones. Boba Fett is the son of Jango Fett, the bounty hunter upon whom all the clone troopers were based. When Jango was beheaded by the Jedi Master Mace Windu, the iconic scene of Boba kneeling in the Geonosian arena holding his father’s helmeted head in his hands seemed to say everything needed in why Boba became a bounty hunter.
That scene may have indicated why Boba Fett became a bounty hunter, but not necessarily how. There’s a lot of room for development through Boba’s teen years and into his twenties. The no-nonsense way the bounty hunter has always carried himself would perhaps serve a sort of Man With No Name in space scenario quite well.
As to who will direct the Boba Fett anthology spinoff film, that’s still up in the air. Josh Trank, the director originally signed to the film, has been dropped because of issues writer/producer Simon Kinberg had with Trank during the production of the new Fantastic Four film. According to Trank, he released a statement saying that he wanted to move on to more independent projects, but let’s face it, no one in their right mind walks away from Star Wars willingly.
The first anthology spinoff Star Wars film will be released next summer. Titled Star Wars: Rogue One, the film reportedly displays events that happened between Star Wars Episode III, Revenge of the Sith, and Star Wars Episode IV, A New Hope. The plot revolves around a group of X-Wing pilots attempting to steal the plans for the Empire’s then-new ultimate weapon, The Death Star. Gareth Edwards, the director of the successful, most recent reboot of Godzilla, is at the helm for Star Wars: Rogue One, which audiences as April’s Star Wars Celebration got to catch a sneak peak of.
The Star Wars Boba Fett film is scheduled to hit theaters in 2018.
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