Kathleen Kennedy looks to be taking the restructuring of the future of Star Wars to heart as yet another solo anthology film seems to be dead in the water.
Kennedy has reportedly confirmed that the solo Boba Fett film from LOGAN director James Mangold is dead. The news comes from Broadcast Film Critics Association & the Broadcast Television Journalists Association member Eric Weber. Check out the tweet below:
Kathleen Kennedy just confirmed to me Boba Fett movie is 100% dead, 100% focusing on THE MANDALORIAN #StarWars
— 𝗘𝗪𝗲𝗯 (@ErickWeber) October 26, 2018
Now, take this all with a grain of salt for now as Disney nor Lucasfilm has commented on the statement. We have reached out to Lucasfilm for comment but they have not responded yet. If they do, we will update the article.
The rumor of James Mangold directing a Star Wars film stems from a previous report from THR, who said that Mangold had been announced as both the writer and the director of the film.
If we had to speculate, this decision points to the company’s focus on Jon Favreau’s upcoming series The Mandalorian. The show, which will premiere on Disney’s planned streaming service, will feature the homeworld where Boba Fett claimed his iconic armor. Lucasfilm seems to want to diversify its product line as much as possible and so, two Mandalorian warriors did not fall in line with this plan.
With Lucasfilm reportedly shifting focus away from getting as many Star Wars films out there in favour of a more streamlined slate of projects, it seems that Mangold’s Boba Fett is the first to never see the light of day. For now, we’ll have to wait for Kennedy to actually confirm the news.