James Mangold is set to make his debut in the Star Wars universe with his upcoming film about the origins of the Jedi. However, the Logan director had previously wanted to create a film centered around the bounty hunter Boba Fett.
A film about Boba Fett, the Star Wars bounty hunter best known for being a quiet loner, directed by the man behind Logan, seems like a match made in Heaven for fans. It turns out that dream almost became a reality, as director James Mangold has revealed that before his latest Star Wars project, he had pitched a “one-off spaghetti Western” starring Boba Fett in the vein of Sergio Leone, the iconic filmmaker behind Clint Eastwood’s most famous westerns like The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
While this project clearly never got off the ground, it seems as though the idea of Boba Fett acting as the sole protector of a desert planet in the vein of a western was used as inspiration by Lucasfilm when making The Book of Boba Fett. Though given Star Wars fans largely consider the show mediocre at best, fans may have preferred the idea never came to light without James Mangold behind it.
The future of Star Wars looks brighter than ever
The announcement of these three new Star Wars movies marks an exciting time for fans of the franchise. With each movie being directed by a different filmmaker, there is sure to be a unique perspective and style brought to each project.
The focus on new characters and storylines within the Star Wars universe is also promising. While the original trilogy will always hold a special place in the hearts of fans, it’s important to keep the franchise evolving and exploring new avenues. The new Jedi order, as promised in the third movie, could provide an interesting look at the future of the Star Wars universe and the continued use and understanding of The Force.
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