The Star Wars universe is showing no signs of slowing down. On the eve of the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story, there’s another beloved character getting their own standalone movie–and a writer/director attached that is sure to delight many fans.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, James Mangold has signed on to write and director a Boba Fett movie. The infamous bounty hunter, first introduced in 1980s’s Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, has long been a character fans speculated would get his own standalone movie. He was set to be featured in the Star Wars 1313 video game, which was ultimately canceled.
Mangold most recently wrote and directed Logan, the final film starring Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in the X-Men film franchise. It’s also been reported that he’s co-writing a follow-up film centered on Laura, the mutant child also known as X-23, that was introduced in the movie. It’s unclear whether his entry into the Star Wars franchise would be Rated R, like his X-Men movie was.
Boba Fett isn’t the only standalone Star Wars movie believe to be in the world. An Obi-Wan Kenobi film is reportedly gaining steam, as well. It was recently reported by TMZ that the movie’s story is set on Tatooine with Kenobi looking over an infant Luke Skywalker. While a director has not been confirmed, Stephen Daldry (The Hours) was named in TMZ’s report.
There’s also that potential Lando Calrissian standalone movie that made the news in past weeks. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy admitted that Lando’s is a story the company would like to tell, which was then misquoted to say it was the next Star Wars movie in the works. Still, with the reaction to Donald Glover is in the role in Solo: A Star Wars Story, getting his own movie would be very exciting.