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REPORT: Disney Cancelled A ‘Boba Fett’ Movie Announcement Back In 2015

It’s long been rumored that Lucasfilm has a Boba Fett Star Wars Anthology movie in development, but nothing no official announcements have ever been made. As it turns out, the studio was prepared to make a formal announcement at Star Wars Celebration 2015 but were forced to cancel “at the last minute” due to a falling out with the film’s director.

As Entertainment Weekly reports, Josh Trank was originally attached to the project, but ultimately left in the wake of the behind-the-scenes turmoil he experienced while making Fantastic Four. With Trank’s film originally set to follow Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Disney decided to move up the release date of Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s Han Solo movie from 2020 to 2018.

Since Disney still has yet to even confirm the Boba Fett movie’s existence, it remains unclear when or even if it will be made. “There are [possible movies] that we have been talking a lot about,” Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy told EW. “But we are planning to sit down in January, since we will have had The Force Awakens released, now Rogue One, and we’ve finished shooting Episode VIII.”

“We have enough information where we can step back a little bit and say, ‘What are we doing? What do we feel is exciting? And what are some of the things we want to explore?'”

While the fate of the Boba Fett spin-off remains frustratingly murky, Star Wars fans at least have three firm release dates to look forward to: Rogue One on December 16, Episode VIII on December 15, 2017, and the Han Solo film [title pending] on may 25, 2018.

(Source: EW)

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