Vox is reporting that Disney and Lucasfilm have axed the Boba Fett spinoff movie.
According to the media house, the news of the “Star Wars” stand-alone movie first emerged in May and was expected to concentrate on the life of the bounty hunter.
Boba Fett debuted in 1980’s “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back” and later re-appeared in 1983’s “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi” as a mercenary for the Galactic Empire. Actors Jeremy Bulloch and Jason Wingreen had provided their voices for Boba Fett.
The news of the spinoff had stirred heartwarming reactions as it would have been one of the studio’s “Star Wars” anthology films, which were being spun off as origin stories.
Well, it has been axed.
However, Disney has been developing its “Star Wars” streaming TV series “The Mandalorian.” Dave Filoni reportedly will direct the first episode of the series, while Taika Waititi, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rick Famuyiwa, and Deborah Chow will direct additional episodes. Jon Favreau will write and executive produce the series.
We can’t wait to see how this pans out.