The proposed Boba Fett stand-alone movie is officially dead.
Film journalist Erick Weber revealed the cancellation in a Twitter post, reporting that “Kathleen Kennedy just confirmed to me Boba Fett movie is 100% dead, 100% focusing on THE MANDALORIAN.” With the news coming straight from the head of Lucasfilm, it seems likely that Boba Fett as a stand-alone feature film won’t be revisited anytime soon.
Kathleen Kennedy just confirmed to me Boba Fett movie is 100% dead, 100% focusing on THE MANDALORIAN #StarWars— 𝗘𝗪𝗲𝗯 (@ErickWeber) October 26, 2018
One of the many spinoff films announced by Disney meant to expand the Star Wars universe, Boba Fett's future was rendered uncertain after Solo: A Star Wars Story's lackluster box office performance. Although there had been no formal announcements made about the status of the film, directors like James Mangold (Logan) have denied their involvement in the project.
Meanwhile, The Mandalorian television series is currently in production. The series, created Jon Favreau (The Jungle Book), centers around a lone gunslinger on the planet of Mandalore (a planet last seen in Star Wars: Rebels) after the fall of the Empire.
Favreau will serve as the executive producer on the project, as well as writing the scripts for the first season. Dave Filoni (Star Wars Rebels) will direct the first episode of the show, with future episodes directed by Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Bryce Dallas Howard (Solemates) and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok).
The Mandalorian comes to the Disney streaming service in 2019.