Boba Fett standalone movie confirmed with ‘Logan’ director James Mangold

Is this the right call for Star Wars' third spin-off?

James Mangold – director of Logan – will write and direct Star Wars‘ Boba Fett stand-alone movie centred on the fan-favourite bounty hunter.

As reported by Hollywood Reporter, the news comes from Lucasfilm who are also in the process of developing movies of a slew of characters across the Star Wars universe. The highly-anticipated Obi-Wan Kenobi solo film is currently in negotiations with Stephen Daldry of Billy Elliot fame to direct.

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The script for the Boba Fett film will be written with X-Men franchise veteran Simon Kinberg, sources suggest. Despite Fett’s lack of screen-time (less than 20 minutes across the whole franchise) the bounty hunter has become legendary among fans of the sci-fi series.

Meanwhile, Donald Glover has shared one of his ideas for a possible Star Wars spin-off film about his new character, Lando Calrissian.

Glover will play a younger version of Lando in the upcoming Han Solo spin-off Solo: A Star Wars Story, which hits cinemas today (May 25)

“It would be cool to see, like, Frasier in space— like, a high-end guy in space,” Glover said.

“All of these characters are very specific and they have very specific points of view, so it’s always going to be fun to see them traveling around to a planet that is the opposite of what they’re used to. And all of that seems like it would be fun to write, for sure.”

Harrison Ford has given his verdict on Solo: A Star Wars Story, with the film’s director Ron Howard claiming that the actor was “raving about it” after seeing the finished version.