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In EW‘s Han Solo Anthology piece from yesterday, Anthony Breznican and Kathleen Kennedy talk a little about the Star Wars Anthology movie that Josh Trank exited. The subhead of the article: “NO DISINTEGRATIONS” (y’know, the line directed at Boba Fett in Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back). They all but say they’re talking about Boba Fett in the piece:
“It’s still one of the stories that we absolutely want to tell,” she says. “There is a lot of innovative technology in and around what it is we’re doing with that story, so for a lot of reasons, we were comfortable postponing that. But we’re definitely still developing it.”
It doesn’t have a date, but it will probably come in 2020, after the conclusion of this new trilogy with Episode IX in 2019.
So there we have it, no Boba Fett until 2020. If you love him, it is five years away. If you’re not in love with the idea of a Boba Fett movie, it is five years away. There’s going to be a lot of Star Wars before we get this movie but the fact they’re not rushing is what makes me happy. Sure, you can overthink things with too much time. But with five years to have it ready, we know the Boba Fett Anthology film will not be undercooked. They aren’t rushing in to cash those Mando bucks.
The technology around the film that Kathleen Kennedy is happy to wait for is fascinating. I bet it has something to do with the real time rendering of imagined environments for actors they have been working on for a while now. Time will tell!