The Boba Fett Star Wars spin-off is reportedly coming, with Logan's James Mangold at the helm

It seems LucasFilm haven't abandoned the idea of a Boba Fett spin-off after all if the latest report in Variety is to be believed.

It appears that Logan director James Mangold has been snapped up to direct a film based around the bounty hunter with Simon Kinberg involved in some capacity.

Boba Fett was supposedly the subject of a film being developed by Josh Trank until its announcement was abruptly pulled by LucasFilm just before going public. Since then the two other spin-offs have been released - the most recent being Solo: A Star Wars Story, and other spin-off projects have been rumoured and announced.

The latest news, that Variety is claiming comes from a number of sources, is exciting - Logan was one of the best genre films released last year so having James Mangold leading the development bodes well for another excellent Star Wars film. However, there is a huge question whether Boba Fett really needs a film of his own - his role in the saga is tiny and we'd much rather an early Leia film if we had to continue to explore existing characters.

The reappearance of the Boba Fett film means that right now we are aware of around ten Star Wars films that are in some state of rumour/development including Episode IX, Rian Johnson's trilogy, D.B. Wiess and David Benioff's 'series of films', the rumoured Obi-wan film with Stephen Daldry at the helm, more Solo films (Alden Ehrenreich is signed up for three films in total - although one of these could well be the Boba Fett film) and Donald Glover's Lando Calrissian which Kathleen Kennedy has expressed an interest in.

Last updated: 25/05/2018 10:10:46

Star Wars

Star Wars is a science fiction film series created by George Lucas. It debuted in 1977 and the first film was quickly retitled to Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. It was followed by two sequels - The Empire Strikes Back in 1980 and Return of the Jedi in 1983. A trilogy of prequel films were launched in 1999 with The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. In 2015 Star Wars returned to the screens for a new trilogy under the control of Disney with The Force Awakens directed by J J Abrams.

A series of spin-offs were launched in 2016 with Gareth Edwards' Rogue One and 2017 will see the second film in the new trilogy, Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi.

Another spin-off will be released in 2018 - Solo - which tells the story of Han Solo before the original Star Wars film and 2019 will round off the third trilogy with the untitled Episode IX.

A fourth trilogy of films has been announced for release after 2020 which will be overseen by Rian Johnson and they will feature entirely new characters and an entirely separate story.

In addition, there are the TV series The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels and a new as yet untitled live action series due to debut some time after 2020.

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