You must have seen this one coming. After not so much as a peep about the potential Boba Fett standalone Star War movie since May, it’s time to move on. That project is dead and buried.
The news comes from Critics Choice Association journalist Erik Weber, who asked Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy about the film. “Kathleen Kennedy just confirmed to me Boba Fett movie is 100% dead,” he writes in a tweet. Instead, Lucasfilm is committing its focus to the upcoming TV series The Mandalorian, which is being written and executive produced by Jon Favreau.
Kathleen Kennedy just confirmed to me Boba Fett movie is 100% dead, 100% focusing on THE MANDALORIAN #StarWars
— 𝗘𝗪𝗲𝗯 (@ErickWeber) October 26, 2018
It’s an unfortunate turn for the now-dead Boba Fett movie, which was reported in May to have signed on Logan helmer James Mangold to direct. Of course, that doesn’t mean there still isn’t plenty of Star Wars coming to the big screen.
Firstly, Episode IX will arrive in theaters in 2019. Beyond that, The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson is developing a trilogy of films, while Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss are writing and producing a series of films. Outside of the next–and possibly final–chapter of the Skywalker saga, no other story details or release dates have been announced.
Star Wars: Episode IX hits theaters on December 20, 2019.