Topic: Rumored Boba Fett Spin-Off Film Reportedly Name-Dropped at Hasbro Training Event
Here's another one for the rumor mill... Take this with another grain of salt, Fett fanatics.
German fan site StarWars-Union.de was given a tip, reportedly from an unnamed attendee of an untitled Hasbro training day in an unknown city. These are the rumored working titles and the fan site says they believe this is true:
Fall 2014: Rebels
2015: Episode VII
2016: Boba Fett
2017: Episode VIII
2019: Episode IX
2020: Red Five
We followed up with the site and asked more questions. We asked for more, and didn't learn anything more.
For such a tightly guarded franchise, why would a Hasbro training event share top secret information? For such a news report, why would this informant just go to this German fan site and not hit up a dozen other sites with this overnight news?
Hasbro, whose headquarters was recently photographed with a Boba Fett two-pack action figure on a Rebels branded board, must be really in deep with Disney to be leaking all of this news. Perhaps the reason for the unnamed sources is to protect one's job working there.
Also something to note: we've seen the date of the rumored Boba Fett spin-off film go between 2016 and 2018. If anyone's right, which one is right? Years ago, we had official word (via Lucasfilm's own Rick McCallum) of a live-action series involving Boba Fett to come in 2009, but that never happened (source: 1, 2, 3).
All in all, there is still zero official confirmation of a Boba Fett film.
Here is our own recap of what Boba Fett-specific <span style=background:green; color:#fff;]confirmations</span> and rumors have come at what time and from where:
February 5, 2013:<br/>Less than a week after announcing Episode 7, the official Star Wars website <span style=background:green; color:#fff;]confirmed</span> there will be two spin-off films. No mention of Boba Fett. Here is their announcement.
February 6, 2013:<br/>In an Entertainment Weekly post by senior writer Anthony Breznican -- headlined as an exclusive -- the article confidently opened about learning that one spin-off film is about Boba Fett. We reported this in Boba Fett Feature Film Update. Later in the same article, they postulate if these films will happen. No follow-up information was given to further confirm that Entertainment Weekly had a legitimate exclusive scoop.
September 12, 2013:<br/>Variety reports that Disney CFO Jay Rasul <span style=background:green; color:#fff;]confirmed</span> on an investor conference call that we'll see origin stories in these spin-off films. We reported this in Would Boba Fett’s Origin Story Make a Great Feature Film? No mention of Boba Fett.
September 16, 2013:<br/>Nuke The Fridge posted that the origin films would be about Han Solo and Boba Fett. But they cited a February 2013 article on MovieWeb, which was also missing any evidence. We reported this in Origin Fett Film Still Not Confirmed, Despite 'Nuke' Post. Nuke The Fridge later retracted on their use of the word confirmed.
January 2, 2014:<br/>Filmmaker Jon Schnepp spoke during a marathon YouTube event that Lawrence Kasdan is for a fact writing a Boba Fett spin-off film. We reported this in AMC Movie Talk Guest Jon Schnepp 'Knows For a Fact' Boba Fett Spin-Off Is Happening. Despite multiple follow-ups for more information, Jon Schnepp did not get back to us.
January 16, 2014:<br/>An unnamed informant tells Latino Review that not only is Joe Johnston on the top of the list to direct a Boba Fett spin-off film, but Lawrence Kasdan has a script idea, which would veto the whole Episode 2 storyline. We reported this in Joe Johnston 'Tops' List To Direct and Lawrence Kasdan’s Western 'Pitch' for Boba Fett 2018 Film, says Latino Review. No follow-up was provided by Latino Review.
April 24, 2014:<br/>An unnamed informant tells Jedi News UK that during a Disney-hosted executive breakfast that a Boba Fett spin-off film was mentioned. No photos, no names, and no direct quotes were provided. We reported this in Disney May Not Make Rumored Boba Fett Spin-Off Film Because He’s No Hero. No follow-up was provided by JediNews. The story seemed unusual since Maleficent, a Disney movie about a villain, is all over billboards / commercials at this time.
May 6, 2014<br/>Disney CEO Bob Iger <span style=background:green; color:#fff;]confirmed</span> on an investor conference call that at least three spin-off films are being targeted by 2020. In other words, we're to expect one saga film (e.g. Episode 7), then one off-saga film (e.g. spin-off) every year. No further details were mentioned. The audio of this call is saved online.
May 15, 2014<br/>See the top of this article for the latest rumor.
What do you think of this latest rumor?