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Star Wars: everything we know about the canceled Boba Fett film

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jul1,2024

Boba Fett was once supposed to have his own feature-length movie. Indeed, Disney and LucasFilm wanted to develop a film around the bounty hunter in the line of of Rogue One and of Han Solo. He would have been the 2nd film stamped A Star Wars Story. Why the project was canceled? What would it have looked like? Here's everything we know:

Star Wars: everything we know about the canceled Boba Fett film

Boba fett: a star wars story?

In 2016, while Star Wars is back on the stage at the end of the year, through the postlogy, LucasFilm and Disney decide to develop the connected universe of Star Wars with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Realized by Gareth Edwards, it is an adventure that takes place between the events of Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars IV: A New Hope. The film was an unqualified critical and popular success. Rogue One upgrades the almond the new saga of J.J. Abrams, is named &àgrave; twice at the Oscars and brought in more than $1 billion in box office revenue. Then, over time, the film became cult.

Star Wars: everything we know about the canceled film around Boba Fett

Building on this success, LucasFilm and Disney decide to develop another film A Star Wars Story, this time centered on about Han Solo. In 2018, Ron Howard directs Solo: A Star Wars Story, with Alden Ehrenreich in the role of the famous smuggler, rejuvenated for the occasion . Unfortunately, this time it was a disaster. Solo : A Star Wars Story is considered (still today) as the worst Star Wars movieof the license. The press reviews were not correct. tender, and side box office, the feature film did not bring in any revenue. that 392 million dollars in revenue for a budget of 275 million…

A resounding failure which largely dampened the studio's development of other Star Wars Story. Which led to the abandonment of the Boba Fett project.

a project with josh trank

In 2014, shortly before the release of Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens, LucasFilm announces the production of two alternative films. The first will be Rogue One. The second was to be Boba Fett. Indeed, at At the time, Disney announced that Josh Trank was going to direct a Star Wars spin-off. The Boba Fett movie was supposed to be about To be the second of the Star Wars anthology films, but that honor ultimately went to &àgrave; Solo: A Star Wars Story. The origin story around Han Solo had also been planned for a long time, but initially, in the Disney calendar, Boba Fett was supposed to arrive before. Unfortunately, in 2015, Josh Trank abandoned the project.

Star Wars: everything we know about the canceled Boba Fett movie

At the time, Josh Trank was still an experienced director. follow. He had just shocked everyone with his excellent Chronicle (2012) and had not yet achieved his goal. his dung Fantastic 4 (2015). But it’s precisely the production of the film Marvelwhich led to some problems with LucasFilm. Kathleen Kennedy heard about the poor production of Fantastic 4 and therefore preferred to do so. parting ways with Josh Trank. After the release of Fantastic 4, Trank and Kennedy would then have managed to achieve success. a mutual agreement that it should start at a later date. moving away from the Boba Fett movie. A few days after the Star Wars Celebration of 2015, where he had to announce his Star Wars project, Trank published a statement saying that he had left the project.

The legacy of James Mangold

In 2018, LucasFilm regains hope, and decides to relaunch the project Boba Fett. At the time, Lucasfilm announced that filmmaker James Mangoldwould take on the project and make a highly rated galactic western. Rin the vein of his excellent Logan (2017). Not much is known about this project, however. Apart from that Mangold wanted to make a spaghetti western centered on on a Boba particularly violent and nasty, blocked on an inhospitable planet.

Star Wars: everything we know about the canceled Boba Fett film

Finally, the Boba Fett movie was released. canceled in 2018. The main reason for this abandonment was the failure of Solo: A Star Wars Story. But in addition to this financial failure, the tone approach by James Mangold was scary Disney. In an intervention on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, James Mangold declared: that:

LucasFilm would never have been able to develop Baby Yoda if I had done that. There is no room for the world I wanted to imagine…

In the end, Boba Fett was created. recycled in the series The Mandalorian. A surprise for all fans, delighted to see Temuera Morrisoninherit the role. The bounty hunter then returned in his own series: The Book of Boba Fett. Unfortunately, the series by Dave Filoni was destroyed. very poorly received by the fans. Particularly cause of the change in tone around the character. In addition to rather heavy flashbacks around the way in which he survived the attack. Along with his fall in the Sarlacc, the series also made Boba Fett a benevolent crime lord on Tatooine. Rather than following Mangold's dark and mature storyline, Disney preferred to follow Mangold's dark and mature plot. offer the character a proper redemption. Long live the Disney era…

We should logically find Boba Fett soon in the film The Mandalorian & Grogu, expected on May 20, 2026.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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