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Sources confirm the second Star Wars Anthology film to be about Boba Fett

05.04.2015

It looks like Josh Trank may have just lost out on the dream of countless fanboys. Coming on the news last week that he would no longer be helming the second STAR WARS ANTHOLOGY film slated for 2018, The Wrap has learned that the movie is in fact going to be about Boba Fett.

Since the STAR WARS ANTHOLOGY is part of the cinematic canon, that means that Boba Fett will have to remain the offspring of clone trooper template Jango Fett who was killed by Mace Windu in ATTACK OF THE CLONES. Fans have theorized for years that Fett did not die in the Sarlacc pit in RETURN OF THE JEDI, but I would place my bets that this film will take place between REVENGE OF THE SITH and THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK.

Boba Fett has been a fan favorite character since his brief appearances in THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK and RETURN OF THE JEDI. Numerous comic books and novels have explored his background outside of the films but with the relegated to a separate universe, producer/screenwriter Simon Kinberg has free reign to take Boba Fett in an all new direction. Now, the hunt begins for a new director to take over from Josh Trank and an actor who can slip into the Mandalorian armor.

STAR WARS ANTHOLOGY: BOBA FETT (not the official title) is slated for release in 2018.

Source: The Wrap

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11:25AM on 05/05/2015
I could change my mind on this, if Joe Johnston were to take it over.
I could change my mind on this, if Joe Johnston were to take it over.
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9:10AM on 05/05/2015

Why is everyone focusing on his death?

Since Anthology films are not part of the trilogy story arc, but side stories, the movie can easily be set to a time in Boba's past when he wasn't getting Sarlacced.

I love the Dread Pirate Robert's idea.
Since Anthology films are not part of the trilogy story arc, but side stories, the movie can easily be set to a time in Boba's past when he wasn't getting Sarlacced.

I love the Dread Pirate Robert's idea.
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8:33AM on 05/05/2015

Simple solution to the casting issue

Cosmetic surgery, or whatever passes for it in the Star Wars universe.

Makes sense to me that the most badass bounty hunter in the galaxy, wouldnt get very far having the exact same face as half the imperial army.
Cosmetic surgery, or whatever passes for it in the Star Wars universe.

Makes sense to me that the most badass bounty hunter in the galaxy, wouldnt get very far having the exact same face as half the imperial army.
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3:59AM on 05/05/2015

Take Boba back to his ESB roots

Tem Morrison never worked as the Jango/Boba character. The prequel story arc was too contrived. Disney needs to take the character back to his ESB roots, get rid of the Kiwi accent and have him go back to being an English actor of which Fassbender would be a great choice.

Tem Morrison never worked as the Jango/Boba character. The prequel story arc was too contrived. Disney needs to take the character back to his ESB roots, get rid of the Kiwi accent and have him go back to being an English actor of which Fassbender would be a great choice.

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3:36AM on 05/05/2015

Casting Conundge

He would have to have islander featch's for starters. Then the oridge Boba (Son of Jango) could get jacked up and pass the mantle on when he's a teenager or early twenski's. I hope they don't keep it the Clone of Temuera, cuz that would restrict casting in a mage way. But I am happy its not a Solo flick. Nobody should ever play that guy but Ford. For really realskers.
He would have to have islander featch's for starters. Then the oridge Boba (Son of Jango) could get jacked up and pass the mantle on when he's a teenager or early twenski's. I hope they don't keep it the Clone of Temuera, cuz that would restrict casting in a mage way. But I am happy its not a Solo flick. Nobody should ever play that guy but Ford. For really realskers.
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2:37AM on 05/05/2015
Awesome I would love to see where he hangs out and who he picks up when he is not being paid.
Awesome I would love to see where he hangs out and who he picks up when he is not being paid.
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11:47PM on 05/04/2015
Boba Fett is a cool character. I'm not against him getting a movie. Personally haven't bought into the argument he survived the Sarlacc (considering everyone the Sarlacc DID digest, a guy with a malfunctioning rocket pack isn't special). But I like him. A couple of important points. Keep his helmet on. Sure, it was cool to see Lucas pay homage with his daddy in Episode II, but giving him a backstory at all was not the smartest thing (and went a good ways toward making the galaxy feel a lot
Boba Fett is a cool character. I'm not against him getting a movie. Personally haven't bought into the argument he survived the Sarlacc (considering everyone the Sarlacc DID digest, a guy with a malfunctioning rocket pack isn't special). But I like him. A couple of important points. Keep his helmet on. Sure, it was cool to see Lucas pay homage with his daddy in Episode II, but giving him a backstory at all was not the smartest thing (and went a good ways toward making the galaxy feel a lot smaller--so, every Stormtrooper is a clone of the same guy as Fett?). Boba Fett is like Judge Dredd. KEEP THE HELMET ON! He's also a ruthless bounty hunter. So don't make him into a hero. Think of him as Han Solo's evil twin. Solo's a mercenary on the side of the angels. Boba Fett just wants to get paid. To that end it doesn't matter who plays him, as long as they cangive him the requisite no-nonsense menace.
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11:53PM on 05/04/2015
Good points. I specially like Sarlacc's digestive history.
Good points. I specially like Sarlacc's digestive history.
7:13AM on 05/05/2015
That's how it was explained in the books, his Mandalorian armor helped him survive. He did keep his helmitvon for the most part, but although he and Slave 1 were feared throughout the Galaxy, he wasn't a cold hearted bastard. He was extremely good and feared, but he did help people from time to time. But yes I agree, I don't want to see him as s flat out action hero lol
That's how it was explained in the books, his Mandalorian armor helped him survive. He did keep his helmitvon for the most part, but although he and Slave 1 were feared throughout the Galaxy, he wasn't a cold hearted bastard. He was extremely good and feared, but he did help people from time to time. But yes I agree, I don't want to see him as s flat out action hero lol
9:12PM on 05/04/2015

Boba Fett is dead

I'm really starting to get this sinking feeling that all post-Lucas Star Wars will make the Prequel Trilogy look like the Original Trilogy.
I'm really starting to get this sinking feeling that all post-Lucas Star Wars will make the Prequel Trilogy look like the Original Trilogy.
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7:14AM on 05/05/2015
He survived in the books.
He survived in the books.
10:30AM on 05/05/2015
The only thing that matters is what's on screen.
The only thing that matters is what's on screen.
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9:07PM on 05/04/2015

Trank

He better hope Fantastic Four makes money... if it's a hit, the studios will be saying Star Wars who? If it bombs, Trank will be directing episodes of The New Ghost Whisperer... if he's lucky.
He better hope Fantastic Four makes money... if it's a hit, the studios will be saying Star Wars who? If it bombs, Trank will be directing episodes of The New Ghost Whisperer... if he's lucky.
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12:03AM on 05/05/2015
The New Ghost Whisperer? Nah, you give him WAAAAAY too much credit.
The New Ghost Whisperer? Nah, you give him WAAAAAY too much credit.
3:30AM on 05/05/2015
I try not to tromp too loudly 'pon a dead man's grave. :/
I try not to tromp too loudly 'pon a dead man's grave. :/
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9:02PM on 05/04/2015

Tin Can

One could make the argument that Boba Fett, while a minor character in the Cinema of Star Wars, has had lasting effect in genre design and style. Hell, he's influenced the look of everyone from Master Chief in Halo to Kylo Ren himself. The guy looks great... and don't evem get me started on swagger! Bring on TIN CAN!
One could make the argument that Boba Fett, while a minor character in the Cinema of Star Wars, has had lasting effect in genre design and style. Hell, he's influenced the look of everyone from Master Chief in Halo to Kylo Ren himself. The guy looks great... and don't evem get me started on swagger! Bring on TIN CAN!
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7:57PM on 05/04/2015

Somehow, they will find a way to bring in a female lead

and turn this movie in to complete shit.
and turn this movie in to complete shit.
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7:46PM on 05/04/2015
Awesome news. Michael Fassbender would make for an awesome Bobba Fett.
Awesome news. Michael Fassbender would make for an awesome Bobba Fett.
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9:13PM on 05/04/2015
Except that Fett is Maori.
Except that Fett is Maori.
11:33PM on 05/04/2015
I've said it before, the strength of Boba Fett is in his mystique. Without the helmet he's just a man. And probably looks like Temuera Morrison. But with the helmet he could be anyone. And I'd like it if they keep him that way.
I've said it before, the strength of Boba Fett is in his mystique. Without the helmet he's just a man. And probably looks like Temuera Morrison. But with the helmet he could be anyone. And I'd like it if they keep him that way.
11:42PM on 05/04/2015
Hoyle, but what if they manage to take his helmet off and yet keep the mystery?
Hoyle, but what if they manage to take his helmet off and yet keep the mystery?
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7:17PM on 05/04/2015
Why does Boba Fett get a movie? He was barely in the Trilogy, and he died like a bitch. Plus, I didn't even know he had a name till the internet told me so, I just thought of him as Minion #4.
Why does Boba Fett get a movie? He was barely in the Trilogy, and he died like a bitch. Plus, I didn't even know he had a name till the internet told me so, I just thought of him as Minion #4.
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7:26PM on 05/04/2015
Actually he didn't die... Wasn't even close to death... And how could you not know he had a name? Have you only watched each movie once? You must be like 15 years old or something.
Actually he didn't die... Wasn't even close to death... And how could you not know he had a name? Have you only watched each movie once? You must be like 15 years old or something.
7:35PM on 05/04/2015
because he is going to make Disney A LOT of money
because he is going to make Disney A LOT of money
7:54PM on 05/04/2015
Now i get it, LuMinous!
Now i get it, LuMinous!
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6:45PM on 05/04/2015
I'm sure Joe Johnston's schedule is open to direct...
I'm sure Joe Johnston's schedule is open to direct...
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6:38PM on 05/04/2015
I'm all for this. Yeah, I understand the argument that some characters (and films) should not be rebooted, but this is too fun to not get excited about. Things could be much worse than us getting a high budget Boba Fett film...
I'm all for this. Yeah, I understand the argument that some characters (and films) should not be rebooted, but this is too fun to not get excited about. Things could be much worse than us getting a high budget Boba Fett film...
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8:08PM on 05/04/2015
Yes. there's a risk, but there's a great opportunity also
Yes. there's a risk, but there's a great opportunity also
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6:21PM on 05/04/2015
Ugh, they are just going to butcher his mystique. Wish they would do something with new characters.
Ugh, they are just going to butcher his mystique. Wish they would do something with new characters.
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7:26PM on 05/04/2015
Stfu
Stfu
9:14PM on 05/04/2015
Me too.

Disney is going to fanfic this franchise to death.
Me too.

Disney is going to fanfic this franchise to death.
11:37PM on 05/04/2015
I agree about the risk. I'm personally okay with a Boba Fett movie, so long as they don't try to explain his motives.
I agree about the risk. I'm personally okay with a Boba Fett movie, so long as they don't try to explain his motives.
6:14PM on 05/04/2015
Now they need to run with the story that Boba is like the Dread Pirate Roberts, its all about the name. That way the clone Boba can be killed off by the one that we see in Empire, and we can get the real voice back!
Now they need to run with the story that Boba is like the Dread Pirate Roberts, its all about the name. That way the clone Boba can be killed off by the one that we see in Empire, and we can get the real voice back!
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10:11PM on 05/04/2015
This is exactly what I was thinking as well
This is exactly what I was thinking as well
3:52AM on 05/05/2015
Agreed, no offense to Tem but a Maori with a Kiwi accent just never made sense as Boba Fett. The character needs to rid itself of its prequel association and get back to its ESB roots as an English actor and Fassbender would fit perfectly.
Agreed, no offense to Tem but a Maori with a Kiwi accent just never made sense as Boba Fett. The character needs to rid itself of its prequel association and get back to its ESB roots as an English actor and Fassbender would fit perfectly.
6:01PM on 05/04/2015
he was just too cool to stay digested
he was just too cool to stay digested
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6:23PM on 05/04/2015
Not to mention he still had his blaster, rocket launcher and jetpack. He would have given Sarlacc some really, really bad indigestion.
Not to mention he still had his blaster, rocket launcher and jetpack. He would have given Sarlacc some really, really bad indigestion.
7:16PM on 05/04/2015
maybe that's what happened and he got regurgitated
maybe that's what happened and he got regurgitated
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