Sorry, Boba Fett fans, it appears as if director James Mangold apparently isn't working on a solo film starring the legendary Star Wars bounty hunter.
The Logan director shot down the recent rumor that he's developing a Boba Fett spinoff in a tweet responding to someone who called the project the "worst idea ever." Mangold said his next film stars Christian Bale and Matt Damon, and doesn't involve any Mandalorians. Mangold was, of course, referencing the untitled Ford vs. Ferrari, set for release in 2019.
Look what I got from a self-proclaimed "lover of life"! Seriously Blackbird, chill. I'm making a period car racing movie w/ Christian Bale & Matt Damon. No Mandalorians involved. Stop reading so much gossip.— Mangold (@mang0ld) July 7, 2018
Oh, and in my opinion: children in cages = worst idea ever. https://t.co/e7zAa6GmCk
A Boba Fett movie has been rumored since shortly after Disney's $2.2 billion purchase of Lucasfilm in 2012. However, like similar fabled features focusing on Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda, nothing has been announced about Boba Fett, and there are no tangible signs such a film is actually in the works.
While the tweet may disappoint some fans, it's clearly not definitive. If Mangold is working on a Boba Fett movie, there's a good chance he won't or can't talk about it while ramping up production on Ford vs. Ferrari. With Star Wars: Episode IX Lucasfilm's big focus for now, we wouldn't expect a Boba Fett flick to go into production any time soon anyway.
This news comes just days after it was rumored that a Boba Fett film could pull in elements from the expanded, non-canon Star Wars: Legends universe.