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Aaaaaand… the Boba Fett movie is no longer happening

October 27th, 2018 by Marc Comments

Well, in fairness, we did suspect as much but it seems the planned Boba Fett movie at Lucasfilm/Disney is officially dead.

The movie, which has Logan director James Mangold attached to write/direct was very highly anticipated by many fans, especially with Solo: A Star Wars Story setting up the world that he could inhabit so well.

Ironically we imagine it’s Solo’s fault the movie isn’t happening after the disappointing boxoffice it made earlier this year.

Journalist Eric Weber was attending a special screening of Black Panther along with some of Disney’s biggest players and he took the opportunity to ask Kathleen Kennedy if the movie was still in the plan?

His tweet is below, but in it he says Kennedy told him the project is ‘100% dead’ with the focus for Lucasfilm/Disney now lying in Episode IX, The Mandalorian TV series and then Rian Johnson’s planned trilogy.

Fett: A Star Wars Story was originally set for release this year with director Josh Trank attached but then the road became rocky… and ultimately led to a cliff, it seems.

Who wants to bet that Boba Fett will play a part in The Mandalorian series?

Anyway, let us know your thoughts…

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….