Entertainment Weekly‘s report on the abandoned Star Wars film centered on Boba Fett reveals that the project would have featured Bounty Hunter from The Empire Strikes Back.
According to the outlet’s sources, the Boba Fett film would have centered on the fan-favorite character and the bounty hunters who accompanied him on the Star Destroyer after being recruited by Darth Vader in Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back. However, while the possibility of being revived remains, the project is no longer in active development as Lucasfilm opts to instead focus on Jon Favreau’s Star War series titled The Mandalorian.
While the Boba Fett film may be scrapped for the time being, the bounty hunter will serve as the inspiration for a new character in The Mandalorian.
After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.
The Mandalorian will be written by Jon Favreau, who serves as an executive producer alongside Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson. Karen Gilchrist is also on board as a co-executive producer.
Dave Filoni will direct the first episode of the series and additional episodes will be helmed by Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi, Jurassic World star Bryce Dallas Howard, Dopedirector Rick Famuyiwa, and Jessica Jones episode director Deborah Chow.
The Mandalorian will be available exclusively on the upcoming Disney streaming service.
Source: Entertainment Weekly