The rumored Star Wars spinoff film based on the popular character Boba Fett is reportedly “100% dead” according to Critics Choice Association journalist Erick Weber.

  • Though it was never officially announced by Lucasfilm, James Mangold was reportedly hired to direct a film based on Boba Fett back in May.
  • Weber shared a tweet regarding a brief talk he had with Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy at a special screening of Marvel’s Black Panther.

  • Focus is reportedly shifting to The Mandalorian, the series focusing on Boba Fett’s people headed to the Disney Streaming Service.

Boba Fett

More on The Mandalorian:

  • Jon Favreau is set to produce the new series.
  • The series will take place between the events of Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens.
  • The series will include episodes directed by:
    • Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone WarsStar Wars Rebels)
    • Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones)
    • Rick Famuyiwa (Dope)
    • Bryce Dallas Howard (Solemates)
    • Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok)
  • No release date for The Mandalorian has been announced at this time.

The Plot:

  • After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic

More news from Erick Weber:

  • Weber also briefly spoke with Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige and got answers to three questions.

  • According to Weber, we will be seeing a trailer for the yet-untitled Avengers 4 before the end of the year.
  • Feige apparently also mentioned the potential for adding the classic Marvel character Namor to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
  • Finally, Feige mentioned the status of the third Guardians of the Galaxy film being “on hold” after the long-developing James Gunn situation.
 
 

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