By Creative Media TimesWith all the attention Han Solo is getting this week, Lucasfilm and Disney is already lining up its next Star Wars character spin-off in the form of Boba Fett, this according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“Logan” writer and director James Mangold is apparently doing double duty again, both helming and writing the script for the film about the bounty hunter and cult favorite among fans. Mangold’s Logan collaborator Simon Kinberg is said to be working with Mangold as co-writer and producer.
Boba Fett first appeared in “The Empire Strikes Back” (1980) and then again in “Return of the Jedi” (1983) as a bounty hunter for the Galactic Empire and has since become a fan favorite. That said, there’s not a lot of backstory revealed around the character in the Star Wars film series.
Although in Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002), it was reveled that he is an unaltered clone, with Jango Fett being his father and genetic template for clone soldiers of the empire. Where the planned Boba Fett film fits into Star Wars timeline or the recent anthology films Rogue One and Solo remains to be seen.
There is also the book based Fett stories including “Star Bounty Hunter Wars,” a trilogy of novels by K.W. Jeter which supposedly serves as Return of the Jedi sequel.
Mangold brings plenty of good reputation to the film. Logan, the third and final Wolverine solo film, was boxoffice and critical success last year. He also helmed “Walk the Line”, “3:10 to Yuma” and “Knight and Day”.