With James Mangold, the Academy Award-nominated writer/director of Logan set to develop the upcoming Boba Fett Star Wars Story film, another writer will join him in his duties in bringing the beloved bounty hunter back to the big screen. It is being reported that Simon Kinberg will co-write the script and produce the upcoming film.
This exciting news was added as an update to the initial report confirming Mangold’s involvement with the project:
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Kinberg is well-known for his involvement in Fox’s X-Men franchise, where he has served as a writer and producer on numerous films in the series. Kinberg is also an Academy Award-nominated producer for his involvement with Ridley Scott’s 2015 hit, The Martian.
Kinberg had previously collaborated with Mangold on Logan as a producer. Given the two having worked together in the past, it is possible that their pre-established history on that film was a factor in having Kinberg on board to co-write and produce Boba Fett.
Kinberg has also been involved in the Star Wars franchise as one of the writers and co-creators of the Disney XD animated series, Star Wars Rebels. He was also a creative consultant on Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
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Here is the synopsis for Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.
Directed by Ron Howard from a script written by Lawrence Kasdan and son Jon Kasdan, the film stars Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo, Paul Bettany and Ian Kenny.
Solo: A Star Wars Story will be released theaters May 25, 2018.
10 Actors Who Could Play Indiana Jones After Harrison Ford
Indiana Jones is one of the most iconic figures in movies. He has had four big screen cinematic adventures with a fifth one on the horizon currently set for release on July 10, 2020, marking the last time Harrison Ford wears the iconic fedora.
Director Steven Spielberg has already talked about how the next Indiana Jones could be a woman. The reaction to this news was met with the immediate dismissal that normally comes to recasting an iconic character and typically made worse when someone even makes the mere suggestion of race or gender bending a role. A large amount of this backlash comes from the simple fact that to a good portion of fans it is hard to separate Harrison Ford from the part. Just look at how hard it is for audiences to accept Alden Ehrenreich as a young Han Solo.
Yet unlike Han Solo, it shouldn’t be too difficult for people to imagine another Indiana Jones because we’ve already seen other versions of the character. River Phoenix, Corey Carrier and Sean Patrick Flanery have all portrayed younger incarnations of the character and George Hall played a 90-year-old version of the character. There is a precedent for another actor playing Indiana Jones.
It is highly unlikely Disney will let this brand go. The studio could continue the franchise similarly to Star Wars: The Force Awakens or Creed, doing a midquel set between Last Crusade and Crystal Skull or even a reboot of the franchise. The possibilities are endless. But for now, take at look ten performers that Disney and Lucasfilm should consider as next Indiana Jones. Click Next to get started!