The second Star Wars Anthology film will reportedly be about Boba Fett, the mysterious bounty hunter.
Even though Chronicle and Fantastic Four director Josh Trank was hired to helm the second Star Wars Anthology film and subsequently left (read: was fired off) that job, we never knew what the subject of his movie was going to be.
If a new report is to be believed, the movie was to be all about Boba Fett. And even though Trank was fired, the topic of the movie will remain the same. The report calls the movie a “Boba Fett origin movie,” but given that Star Wars: Episode II — Attack of the Clones is technically Boba Fett’s origin movie, we’re not comfortable calling it that until we hear something official from Lucasfilm.
It makes sense that LucasFilm would want to make a Boba Fett movie. Ever since these Anthology films were announced when Disney bought LucasFilm, Boba Fett was rumored as the topic of one of these movies alongside Yoda and a young Han Solo.
Though one of the coolest, most mysterious characters in the whole Star Wars universe may have had his origin story bastardized in Attack of the Clones — if it wasn’t bad enough that the Stormtroopers were born as clones, Boba Fett had to be too? — there’s still something cool to be done with the early days of Boba Fett’s life as a bounty hunter.
Boba Fett was played by English actor Jeremy Bulloch in The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Episode VI — Return of the Jedi. He’ll obviously need to be recast, but there’s no rumor as of yet who should play him. Were he not already cast in The Force Awakens, Oscar Isaac would have made a great Boba Fett.
Before a someone is cast as Boba Fett, however, a new director will need to be hired to fill the bounty hunter boots Josh Trank left behind. The movie is scheduled to be released in 2018, so they’ve still got time.