James Mangold's BOBA FETT Film Probably Won't Start Shooting Until 2020
A few weeks ago we learned that Logan director James Mangold was set to helm the standalone Boba Fett film for Lucasfilm and that seemed to get fans pretty excited. Unfortunately, the movie isn't going to be happening anytime soon.
According to Omega Underground, who first reported that the Boba Fett movie was going back into development a couple of years ago, have reported that director Josh Trank was fired from the project, and the movie won't go into production now until 2020.
One of the reasons that Mangold won't be getting around to the film anytime soon is because he is looking to start production on his Ford vs Ferrari movie in California this summer. He will be working with Matt Damon, Christian Bale, and Jon Bernthal on that. He's going to be pretty busy with that through 2019 as he is making the press rounds for the film.
After that, he'll get started on Boba Fett! The current production scheduling at Lucasfilm includes J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode IX shooting this summer, Jon Favreau‘s Star Wars TV series shooting in fall/winter, and then there's the Obi-Wan Kenobi movie, which will most likely start shooting in April 2019. Lucasfilm has yet to make an official announcement on that Kenobi film, but it seems like it's only a matter of time.
I think Mangold is going to do something incredible with the Boba Fett film and I can't wait to see what story he ends up telling.