Star Wars: Boba Fett movie coming from James Mangold

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The report came Thursday, the day before Lucasfilm and Disney released their latest spinoff film, "Solo: A Star Wars Story".

A standalone Obi-Wan Kenobi movie is also in the works, with Stephen Daldry set to direct.

The Hollywood Reporter has learned that a Star Wars stand-alone film centered around Boba Fett will be written and directed by James Mangold.

Other films from director James Mangold include Logan, The Wolverine, 3:10 to Yuma, Walk the Line, and Cop Land. With Solo star Alden Ehrenreich reportedly contracted for two more movies, it'd make sense to see the two characters face off at some point. And though the character met his untimely demise at the tentacles of the Sarlacc in Return of the Jedi, George Lucas elaborated on Boba Fett's origin in the second prequel film, Attack of the Clones. Despite his ultimately inconsequential role, the character's iconic armor has endured as a popular inspiration for Star Wars merch, and he went on to feature in a number of the extended universe materials, becoming a popular character in books, comics and animated series.

Let us know your thoughts on a Boba Fett standalone film in the comments down below! This is largely because its urge to illuminate all the familiar details of Han Solo's character in the original franchise (his blaster! the Millennium Falcon! doing the Kessel Run in under 12 parsecs!) ultimately remove any sense of mystery surrounding his first solo outing.

Boba Fett is a man of color. While we're all for calling on Disney to get going already on a Leia movie, a Padmé movie, an Ahsoka Tano movie, and everyone else who deserves one, there's no reason to pit women against POC for representation when we can have both.

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