Moreover, both Boba and Jango's actors in Attack of the Clones (Daniel Logan and Temuera Morrison, respectively) were of Māori descent, so if this upcoming project chooses to follow that lead in casting the title character, the film could provide an opportunity for an unknown Māori actor to break into the mainstream. One character that's always been rumored to be set for a standalone movie has been Boba Fett. The character made his true mark on the Star Wars fandom in The Empire Strikes Back and has been a fan favorite ever since.
Rumors of long time X-Men producer Simon Kinberg (who is now at work on X-Men: Dark Phoenix) being involved with a Boba Fett film had been swirling for some time, already. Sure, he certainly had a great spaceship, but what did he actually do in the movies, beyond delivering a frozen Han Solo and then flying to his doom because someone else accidentally set his jetpack in motion?
Mangold's involvement is also promising, given that the Oscar-nominated director's last outing was the critically-acclaimed Logan.
Big Star Wars news has been unleashed upon this world, so we have gathered in our bunker for an Emergency Episode of /Film Daily. Jeremy Bulloch played the character in the two movies and Jason Wingreen provided Fett's voice.
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More recently, Simon Kinberg was rumored to be producing a Boba Fett project.
Of course, plot details are being kept tightly under wraps - and will be for quite some time - but fans will definitely be pleased to hear that Boba Fett is finally getting his own standalone outing. Likewise, Disney is also reportedly working on an Obi-Wan Kenobi standalone film with Stephen Daldry (The Reader) in talks to direct.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Logan and The Wolverine James Mangold has signed on to write and direct a Boba Fett spinoff. Such new exploits could provide us a truly different spin and engaging narrative for a character whose potential always felt like it lay in the future, until that future was taken form him by an unceremonious death as a giant sand monster's lunch. The character has always been a fan favorite.