UPDATE: Deadline has confirmed that the Boba Fett series is shooting! The Mandalorian season 2 finale has officially confirmed that Boba Fett “will return” in his own series titled The Book of Boba Fett.
Star Wars fans are still rejoicing at the report of bounty hunter Boba Fett making his triumphant return in Season 2 of Disney+’s The Mandalorian. But there is more to this story than has been previously reported. We can exclusively confirm that even more Boba Fett is in the works. In fact we have a massive update on the entire slate of Disney+ Star Wars series and films currently in development at Lucasfilm, that we’ll be releasing all week! So be sure to check back, and follow us on Facebook to hear it first!
For all these reports, it’s important to stress, that “In-Development” means teams connected to Lucasfilm are prepping and writing the following projects. It does not guarantee they will all make it to air. But these are the current projects that we’ve been told are actively in the works behind the scenes.
Boba Fett Disney+ Project
While we knew of Jango Fett actor Temuera Morrison’s retur, we were still trying to confirm whether he was indeed playing Boba Fett, or Captain Rex from Clone Wars, since our sources have heard both characters will appear in The Mandalorian at some point. However, what we know for sure is that a solo Boba Fett project is very much in development for Disney+ as either a show or a movie.
Disney+ is keen on not just making Star Wars limited series, but also Star Wars features. It’s unclear which format they are finalizing for Boba Fett, but Kathleen Kennedy still believes fans want more Boba Fett, so they are working on more behind the scenes.
Fans may recall filmmaker Josh Trank working on a Boba Fett feature in 2015 before leaving due to the failure of Fantastic Four. A new piece from Polygon chronicling the Chronicle director, reveals that Trank in fact quit the project before Disney could fire him from the drama surrounding his Fantastic Four. The full article is a fascinating read that finally offers Trank’s side of things.
At the time, Trank rented a house in Benedict Canyon just a few blocks from where George Lucas lived with his editor and wife Marcia Lucas when he wrote the first draft of Star Wars. With a few days to mull over Kinberg’s offer, Trank walked up to the Lucas house and basked in its glow. He called it one of the most surreal moments of his life. “The visions that I had in that moment were just out of this world,” he said. He walked back to his home with a three-act pitch for a Boba Fett movie.Josh Trank: The Post-Disaster Artist by Matt Patches for Polygon
Not only does Lucasfilm have Trank’s three-act pitch for his Boba Fett movie lying around, that was clearly shelved due the Director’s performance, rather than his solid creative pitch, they also have the creative details from James Mangold’s announced, then cancelled Boba Fett movie.
With all these takes on the character, it’s no surprise that a Boba Fett project is still in active development, waiting for the right time to pop out of that Sarlacc Pit.
Hollywood Reporter has also reported what we had heard rumbling. Boba actually already cameoed in The Mandalorian Season 1, as the one who saved Ming-Na’s character in episode 5: The Gunslinger.
The Mandaloran feels like the right time and place for Boba Fett to finally make another live-action appearance, and if fans embrace him again, Lucasfilm will now be ready to fast-track the project to either a series or a film. We’ll just have to wait and see how everything plays out.