James Mangold to write and direct Boba Fett movie

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You might be familiar with Mangold's previous work, which includes 2013's The Wolverine and 2001's Kate & Leopold.

There's been a lot of chatter about a potential Obi-Wan Kenobi movie, with Stephen Daldry eyed to direct, and rumours around characters such as Yoda, Jabba the Hutt, and - largely because of Donald Glover's portrayal - Lando Calrissian.

Rebecca Pahle added: "If Boba Fett gets a movie before Leia, I'm going to burn it all down". Simon Kinberg, a producer on the X-Men franchise and director of the upcoming Dark Phoenix, has been linked to the project for years.

The Hollywood Reporter has learned that a Star Wars stand-alone film centered around Boba Fett will be written and directed by James Mangold.

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A Boba Fett movie was originally meant to be announced alongside Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in 2015.

The criticism focusses mainly on a female character not being chosen for the spin-off treatment, and on another white male being booked to direct (as with every other Star Wars film to date). Disney turned the Star Wars franchise into a money-making machine after it purchased Lucasfilm, and it's all but certain that Star Wars films won't end once the current trilogy comes to a halt.

Since Empire Strikes Back, kids were drawn to the character, even with one of the worst movie "deaths" ever. Now sources say that Mangold will co-write the script with Kinberg, who will also produce.

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Boba Fett in Return Of The Jedi.

Boba Fett's story was continued in prequel movie Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones, where it was revealed he inherited his memorable costume and spaceship from Jango Fett, from whom he was cloned.

When Disney bought out Lucasfilm for the mere price of $4 billion, they got an entire galaxy, filled with tons of characters and countless backstories to dive into.

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