As reported by Hollywood Reporter, the news comes from Lucasfilm who are also in the process of developing movies of a slew of characters across the Star Wars universe. Writer-producer Simon Kinberg, who worked on the X-Men movies and The Martian, is rumored to be partnering with Mangold. I wouldn't expect either the Boba Fett or Obi-Wan projects to launch earlier than 2020.
No story or casting details have yet been released for the Boba Fett movie. In that installment, the character was played by Daniel Logan and was revealed to be a child clone of Jango Fett (Temuera Morrison).
On top of Episode IX and Rian Johnson's planned fourth trilogy - not to mention whatever the Game of Thrones creators are working on - Disney and Lucasfilm are also planning a host of Star Wars spinoff movies under the Anthology banner.More news: Statement From San Francisco 49ers General Manager John Lynch
According to The Hollywood Reporter, James Mangold is set to write and direct. Mangold was the director of Logan, the last good X-Men movie we're probably gonna get in this weird timeline. Fett succeeded in his mission and took Han Solo back to Jabba's Palace, where he would meet an untimely end in the Sarlac Pitt.
Dedicated fans will remember seeing Boba Fett's younger self showing up in "The Clones Wars" animated show as well.
The fan-favorite bounty hunter rose to prominence following his debut in The Empire Strikes Back. With 3:10 To Yuma and especially Logan, Mangold has shown just what he can do in the Western genre, which would fit this character nicely. The trend kicked off with "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story", which told the tale of how the rebels stole the original plans for the Death Star. Actor/director/global treasure Taika Waititi has been one of the most popular names put forth.More news: Morgan Freeman's transit ads on hold after harassment allegations emerge
Disney is rapidly creating a new canon. "Boba Fett was accidentally bumped into a hole in the ground by a blind man as a setup for a burp joke".
A super annoyed Pasifika fangirl who wants a Boba Fett movie featuring his granddaughter, Mirta Gev. He is played by a Māori actor.More news: Trump Tells Naval Academy Graduates: 'We're Respected Again'