Kathleen Kennedy debunked reports that Indiana Jones 5 director James Mangold developed a Boba Fett film.
A standalone Boba Fett project has been in the works at Lucasfilm for a while before eventually turning into a Jon Favreau-led series for Disney Plus. Josh Trank was the first director tapped to develop the spin-off, then reports came out around the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story that James Mangold took over the project.
James Mangold debunked the report that he was working on a Boba Fett movie years ago, and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy reiterated to Empire the Indiana Jones 5 director never worked on a movie based on the beloved Star Wars bounty Hunter:
“Actually, there was virtually no previous development. We never got very far with Josh, honestly, because we never developed anything specific with him. And Jim Mangold never worked on a Boba Fett story.”
Here’s the recap for the upcoming Disney Plus series:
In The Book of Boba Fett, a thrilling Star Wars adventure, we see legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett and mercenary Fennec Shand navigate the underworld of the galaxy as they return to the sands of Tatooine to claim their claim to the territory that once was ruled by Jabba the Hutt and his crime syndicate.
Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Robert Rodriguez and Kathleen Kennedy are executive producers on The Mandalorian spin-off with episodes directed by Rodriguez, Favreau, Filoni, Bryce Dallas Howard, Steph Green, and Kevin Tancharoen. The series stars Temuera Morrison, Ming-Na Wen and Jennifer Beals.
Boba Fett’s book will be out on Disney Plus on December 29. Stay tuned for all the latest news about the future of the Star Wars franchise on Disney Plus and the big screen. You can also subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content!
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