The long-rumored Boba Fett solo film may still be in development, with Star Wars Rebels co-creator Simon Kinberg at the helm.
Omega Underground reports that Kinberg, who makes his feature directorial debut with Fox’s X-Men: Dark Phoenix, is attached to produce and possibly write a Star Wars anthology film with the working title “Tin Can.” The website suggests that’s a reference to the helmet of the fan-favorite bounty hunter.
Rumors of a Boba Fett film have circulated since at least 2013, when Disney first confirmed plans for what would become the “anthology” series, separate from the Star Wars trilogies. The original intention was reportedly for a Josh Trank-directed Boba Fett to follow Rogue One. However, Lucasfilm parted company with the filmmaker in May 2015.
Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy said in 2015 that Boba Fett’s return is a “high priority” for the franchise. Kinberg is now only attached as producer, but the success or failure of Dark Phoenix could conceivably earn him a promotion to the director’s chair. The report also makes note of Kennedy’s recent open invitation to Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi. However, for now the seat remains empty.
Unfortunately, the rumor mill will most likely churn for a while longer, as the J.J. Abrams-directed Episode IX begins filming in June, and the long-rumored Obi-Wan Kenobi feature could go before the camera as early as January 2019. So, Boba Fett is still “far, far away” as the saying goes.
Kinberg’s next epic space adventure, X-Men Dark Phoenix, hits theaters on Nov. 2, 2018.
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