Boba Fett is getting passed up for another Mandalorian. The iconic bounty hunter first introduced in Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back is no longer getting his own movie. Lucasfilm has shifted their focus to Jon Favreau’s The Mandalorian series for the Disney streaming service.
Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy confirmed the news to journalist Erick Weber last night. Kennedy was hosting an awards screening for Marvel Studios’ Black Panther.
This news may be disappointing, but it’s not unexpected. Though there were reports James Mangold was eyed to direct, Lucasfilm never officially announced a Boba Fett movie. After the disappointing performance of Solo: A Star Wars Story, Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed there would be “some slowdown” of Star Wars films.
All hope is not lost if you still want a Boba Fett movie. If The Mandalorian is a massive hit for Disney’s streaming service, it could actually boost interest in a Boba Fett movie, or perhaps that character’s own series, in the long run.
For now, though, it’s all about The Mandalorian.
SOURCE: Erick Weber