Something to do with 'Solo' flopping, perhaps?
It looks like that standalone Boba Fett movie is off, as Lucasfilm confirm they’re focusing “100%” on their forthcoming series The Mandalorian.
Despite Fett’s lack of screen-time (less than 20 minutes across the whole franchise) the bounty hunter became legendary among fans of the sci-fi series, prompting the idea for a solo flick.
The Star Wars spin-off movie was confirmed back in May and was set to be written and directed by Logan‘s James Mangold The script was reportedly going to be written with X-Men franchise veteran Simon Kinberg.
However, Deadline reports that Disney and Lucasfilm have moved on from the project. Critics Choice Association journalist Erick Weber reportedly spoke to Lucasfilm head honcho Kathleen Kennedy at a Black Panther awards reception and says that she confirmed the project was off.
Instead, they’ll be focusing on new series The Mandalorian, named after the bounty hunter’s race from the planet Mandalore.
The show is currently in production with director Jon Favreau and will reportedly tell the tale of a gunfighter, set in the three decades between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens.
Earlier this month (October 5), Favreau shared the first look at the lead fighter – proving he’s not a million miles away from Boba Fett.
He also shared an official synopsis that gives fans a cryptic idea of what to expect. “The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic,” he wrote.
It’s also claimed that the show could see Disney forking out $100 million – making it one of the most expensive TV productions of all time.
Earlier this year, Solo: A Star Wars Story become the first Star Wars film to ever make a loss within its second week in theatres.