Boba Fett, the feared bounty hunter and fan favorite character from the Star Wars universe, is getting his own movie.
Boba Fett was introduced in 1980’s Empire Strikes Back and then appeared in 1983’s Return of the Jedi as the silent but armor-clad mercenary who brings Han Solo to the slug-like crime lord Jabba the Hutt. Despite having a helmet over his face, no lines and a very limited screen appearance that ended in his death, the character, with his jet pack and battle-scared armor, grew to cult status.
The George Lucas prequels showed his origin as a subplot but more importantly, his escapades were featured in various books, comics, animated series, video games and merchandising. Jeremy Bulloch inhabited the character in the initial movies.
James Mangold was hired to direct the film, which has been put on ice. Mangold directed the 2017 box office smash Logan, which he also co-wrote. The X-Men standalone featuring Wolverine earned him an Oscar nomination for best adapted screenplay.
Stay tuned for updates about the Boba Fett movie.