Disney Cancels Boba Fett’s Star Wars Movie
The Boba Fett movie is no more. Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, confirmed that the upcoming movie was dead to an entertainment reporter last week. This is the first Star Wars anthology film to get the official axe after Solo: A Star Wars Story failed to meet Disney’s high expectations at the box office.
Erick Weber broke the news on Twitter last week after a conversation with Lucasfilm chief Kathleen Kennedy.
Kathleen Kennedy just confirmed to me Boba Fett movie is 100% dead, 100% focusing on THE MANDALORIAN #StarWars
— 𝗘𝗪𝗲𝗯 (@ErickWeber) October 26, 2018
Prior to the release of Solo, Boba Fett was rumored to be the next major anthology film set in the Star Wars Universe with Logan director James Mangold attached to the project. After Solo underperformed at the U.S. box office, Disney re-evaluated their upcoming slate of movies set in a galaxy far, far away and froze development on any further standalone projects. Now, Kennedy has confirmed that Boba Fett will stay a permanent fixture of the Sarlacc Pit.
Adding insult to injury, the legendary bounty hunter—renowned most for his signature look—has been replaced by The Mandalorian, an upcoming television series by Jon Favreau set to air on Disney’s anticipated streaming service. Ironically, The Mandalorian is just the latest incarnation of Boba Fett’s armor—featuring the same iconic helmet and aesthetic as the OG bounty hunter.
Rest in peace, Boba Fett. You were never as cool as your fans wanted.