With last year's release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the franchise set in a galaxy far, far away opened itself up to spinoff tales that don't directly link to the legacy of the Skywalker clan. That will continue next year with the debut of Solo: A Star Wars Story, as well as the eventual Obi-Wan Kenobi spinoff movie. One long-dormant spin-off that many fans had given up on was the Boba Fett movie, but now new reports that director Simon Kinberg has begun working on a new Star Wars film have reignited hope that the Mandalorian bounty hunter could get his own big screen story.
Once upon a time, Simon Kinberg was attached to work on the Boba Fett anthology movie alongside Fantastic Four's Josh Trank. The project famously fell through when the two filmmakers experienced creative differences with one another on the Marvel project, and Lucasfilm moved on to other ideas. New rumors suggest, however, that Kinberg is now attached to an unknown Lucasfilm project with the working title Tin Can, which seems like it could be a Boba Fett reference - being a potential nod to the character's iconic helmet.
As far as spin-off movies go, there's definitely quite a bit of fan support to get this Boba Fett movie made. The character's iconography arguably rivals that of any other character in the Star Wars franchise, despite the fact that he hasn't really done much on the big screen. His death in the Sarlacc pit in Return of the Jedi is widely considered a wasted opportunity (given the fact that there was clearly more story to tell with him), so returning to that well in order to fill in some of the gaps feels like it could be a good use of a new Star Wars Story.
On the other hand, we do need to take this rumor from Omega Underground with a grain of salt. Lucasfilm has not officially added the Boba Fett solo movie back onto the slate yet, which means everything that we have discussed here remains purely speculative and based on rumor. Having said that, when we look at all of the evidence, a Boba Fett movie definitely seems like an incredibly viable option for the future.
Only time will tell if Simon Kinberg, who is currently working on X-Men: Dark Phoenix, _is jumping into the mix to get that long-awaited _Boba Fett movie made. Until then, we will just have to wait and see what Tin Can turns out to be (if anything), and check out the latest adventure in the galaxy far, far away when Star Wars: The Last Jedi debuts in theaters this weekend on December 15th. Pick up your tickets for The Last Jedi now and give us your thoughts on a Boba Fett solo movie in the poll below!
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Originally from Connecticut, Conner grew up in San Diego and graduated from Chapman University in 2014. He now lives in Los Angeles working in and around the entertainment industry and can mostly be found binging horror movies and chugging coffee.