Despite his limited screen time, Boba Fett still remains one of the Star Wars franchise's most intriguing characters. Debuting in 1980's The Empire Strikes Back, the bounty hunter spoke few words, but his mere presence (and a few well-timed blaster shots) indicated he was someone to be feared. Three years later in Return of the Jedi, he saw a little more action, but he met a controversial end when he was accidentally knocked into the Sarlacc Pit. (He was also added into A New Hope's digitally re-mastered rerelease, but that was an uneventful cameo.) Then 2002's Attack of the Clones revealed Boba's background as Jango Fett's clone, but there's still a lot we don't know about him, at least in the main canon.

At one time, that was going to be somewhat rectified with a Boba Fett movie, one of the many new releases originally planned for the new era of Star Wars movies. Those plans have since fallen through, but there's still a chance it could be released someday. Here's the rundown on what's happened with the Boba Fett movie so far and whether it should even see the light of day.

It Almost Happened

When Disney and Lucasfilm were first planning the Anthology film lineup, Boba Fett was rumored to be one of the big releases. As we now know, it was supposed to be the second spinoff release instead of the young Han Solo movie. Fantastic Four director Josh Trank was hired to helm Boba Fett's solo adventure, and for a while, everything seemed to be peachy. Lucasfilm even had a teaser ready to show at Star Wars Celebration 2015. Then Trank exited the Boba Fett movie in May 2015, publicly citing that he made the "personal decision to move forward on a different path."

However, behind the scenes, it seemed that this wasn't a amicable split. One report stated that Josh Trank left due to creative differences, specifically with screenwriter Simon Kinberg, as the two of them apparently didn't get along while making Fantastic Four. Another report stated that Trank was dismissed after Lucasfilm learned of the director's alleged unusual behavior during the Fantastic Four shoot and decided they didn't want him in charge of this project. Whatever the reason for Trank's departure, the plans for the Boba Fett movie fell through, and the Han Solo movie was moved to that 2018 date instead. There's always the chance that the bounty hunter could pop up in the young smuggler's tale (they do have history after all), but as of now, nothing has been confirmed or even rumored on that front.

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