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Lucasfilm Confirms Boba Fett 'Star Wars' Spin-Off Movie '100% Dead'

Lucasfilm Confirms Boba Fett 'Star Wars' Spin-Off Movie '100% Dead'

It seems the Star Wars Boba Fett spin-off movie is as live and kicking as his character after he fell into Sarlacc's mouth during Return of the Jedi after Lucasfilm announce they've axed the potential movie.

Boba Fett became one of Star Wars fan's most beloved characters after the bounty hunter tracked down Han Solo in the 1980 film Empire Strikes Back. So, it seemed only logical in this world where spin-off films have become the 'done thing' that Fett was destined to get his own.

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Credit: Lucasfilm/Disney
Credit: Lucasfilm/Disney

It all looked very promising back in May when Lucasfilm confirmed they were going to make a film about the bounty hunter to fit alongside their Star Wars stories series - which has currently seen the release of the film's Rogue One and Solo.

James Mangol - who was obviously a stark choice for a spin-off film after he wrote and produced the X-Men spin-off blockbuster Logan- would write and direct the film.

However, it clearly isn't to be as Lucasfilm Executive Kathleen Kennedy confirmed to Critics Choice journalist Erick Weber, the film was '100 percent dead'.

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It simply said in on Erick Weber's Twitter post: "Kathleen Kennedy just confirmed to me Boba Fett movie is 100% dead, 100% focusing on THE MANDALORIAN."

This isn't too much of a shock after Solo didn't perform as well as expected as with a $300 million budget, it only raked in $392 million in the box office - not following in the footsteps of Rogue One with it's $256 million budget, but pulled in over $1 billion in the box office.

Instead of a yearly film we're more likely to see the spin-off series The Mandalorian hit our screens - the show will be set after the fall of the Empire (Return of the Jedi) but before the rise of the First Order (The Force Awakens) so I could be the answer to the questions fans have been asking: what happened between number six and number seven?

Credit: Lucasfilm/Disney
Credit: Lucasfilm/Disney

It'll follow a Fett-style character, described as a 'lone gunfighter' who will travel the 'outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic'.

Dave Filoni, who worked on the widely-successful Lucasfilm/Disney series Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels, has been confirmed to direct the first episode - with his track record it should be a good substitute for the Fett film that will never be.

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Topics: Disney, Film, Entertainment, News, TV, Lucasfilm

Rachael Grealish

Rachael is a NCTJ qualified journalist from West Cumbria, with a passion for news, features and journalism. Outside of work Rachael loves plenty of coffee, running and reading.

 

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