Is Boba Fett in a Star Wars "Story" film?

Updated to address/debunk latest rumors: Trank's story in Polygon, Kathleen Kennedy's priority comment, THR "Logan" director claim, Kinberg quote, Solo LEGO leak, Tin Can rumor, etc.


The long-rumored Boba Fett film, never confirmed by Lucasfilm, is not a current priority for the studio.

Last revised April 8, 2021. Please continue reading for all the facts versus the fiction.

Initially called Star Wars “spin-off” and “origin” films, then called “anthology” films, the official term for the non-saga films is “story” — “a Star Wars story.”

This exclusive “Fett Fact Check” is our own repository of what we learn, when we learn it. We’re logging and analyzing Boba Fett-specific confirmations, ambiguities and falsities — each with date and original attribution.

We track who’s behind the information and what’s the evidence. This helps in reasoning and evaluating facts.

Below are our findings, sorted from newest to oldest.

3RD/4TH = 3rd or 4th “Story” Film (which may or may not be about Boba Fett, but currently rumored / almost confirmed to be Obi-Wan Kenobi)
LIVE = “The Mandalorian” (live-action TV series for Disney’s streaming service)
RO = “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”
SOLO = “Solo: A Star Wars Story”

  • December 21, 2020 … 3RD/4TH

    Destined for Disney+ and not the big screen, “The Book of Boba Fett” is the closest thing now to a Boba Fett “story” film, confirmed in the last few days from Disney, from the creative team behind “The Mandalorian.”

  • May 10, 2020 … 3RD/4TH

    UPROXX has an interview with Josh Trank. The journalist Mike Ryan asks about the never-confirmed-by-Lucasfilm film and Trank brings up the non-disclosure agreement he’s under. This helps confirm why things have been so under wraps for the last five years. He transitions into “the canon is the canon,” suggesting his pitch may have been outside where they wanted to go, like ignoring the Dark Horse Comics stories. (Trank mentions Dark Horse in the interview here.) Very interesting…

  • May 5, 2020 … 3RD/4TH

    Polygon has published a profile on Josh Trank. “Boba Fett” is only mentioned once in the article, which is making headlines today. Officially, the film was always rumored yet never confirmed by Lucasfilm, aside from him being attached (see June 4, 2014 below) and then unattached (see May 1, 2015 below) to a stand-alone Star Wars film. It describes Josh having a “three-act pitch” and “idea” for Lucasfilm.

  • October 26, 2018 … 3RD/4TH

    Journalist Erick Weber asked Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy about the status of the (rumored) Boba Fett film. She pivoted the answer to say the priority is about “The Mandalorian” and Episode IX. We reported this in Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy: Current Priorities and also added our thoughts on what she said versus what she apparently didn’t say verbatim.

  • October 3, 2018 … LIVE

    Jon Favreau confirmed on social media the title of the series, “The Mandalorian,” along with a synopsis, which name-checks the Fetts. It goes on to explain how the series will follow a different character, after ROTJ but before the First Order. We reported this in an article entitled “The Mandalorian,” Disney’s New Live-Action Star Wars Series.

  • September 28, 2018 … 3RD/4TH

    Variety claims the Boba Fett spin-off has been “flushed.” No further information provided, within an article about Kathleen Kennedy’s renewed contract helming Lucasfilm (“Kathleen Kennedy Extends Lucasfilm Deal Through 2021”).

  • July 7, 2018 … 3RD/4TH

    James Mangold, the rumored director for the still unconfirmed-by-Lucasfilm Boba Fett film, recently tweeted the following which suggests he may not be involved at all: “Never say never.” He was responding to a fan who posted, “Sucks to know that there won’t be a @mang0ld Boba Fett movie. He is a fantastic director. I’d watch a movie of two squirrels fighting if it was directed by you.” In another tweet, he said “I’m making a period car racing movie w/ Christian Bale & Matt Damon. No Mandalorians involved. Stop reading so much gossip.” Helmet nod to ASleepingMonkey at ResetEra for the heads up.

  • June 21, 2018

    Lucasfilm calls new rumors “inaccurate” and that “multiple” films are still in development. According to Good Morning America: “Lucasfilm sources on Thursday [6/21] characterized as ‘inaccurate’ a report that future #StarWars movies falling outside of the regular trilogy storyline (Episodes I to IX) have been put on hold in the wake of the box office under-performance. Instead, Lucasfilm told ABC News there are still ‘multiple’ Star Wars films currently in development that have not been officially announced.” Still to this day, Lucasfilm has yet to mention Boba Fett is slated for a film. This news debunks recent rumors masqueraded as facts via Collider.

  • May 25, 2018 … SOLO

    The film is now officially out. Highlight the following text to see the spoiler: Boba Fett is not in the film.

  • May 24, 2018 … 3RD/4TH

    The Hollywood Reporter claims the filmmaker behind “Logan” is not only attached to a Star Wars film, but it’s about Boba Fett. We reported on this at “The Hollywood Reporter: Rumored Boba Fett Film Has ‘Logan’ Director Attached.” Lucasfilm is not quoted in the article, so it’s not official until they say so.

  • May 10, 2018 … LIVE

    Jon Favreau, who is helming the series, confirmed at the Solo world premiere that the show is taking place between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. While Boba Fett was not named nor referenced, he would be a fair age to — you know — canonically get out of the Sarlacc.

  • May 10, 2018 … SOLO

    The second “story” film has premiered in Los Angeles. We know who’s in and who isn’t in the film. We’ll keep it a secret until the press embargo date and make it hidden on this page, before announcing more after opening day weekend.

  • May 9, 2018 … SOLO

    Fan site PopVinyls observed in what they believe is a database of Funko Pop characters that a two-pack Chewbacca and Boba Fett set is coming. They believe the scenes with the two characters was insignificant in “Empire” and “Jedi,” so perhaps it’s a clue the two are in the upcoming Solo film. The second “story” film has its Los Angeles premiere tomorrow night, followed by a screening at the Cannes International Film Festival next week, before it finally premieres to the general public late night on May 24th before the daytime May 25th screenings.

  • March 2, 2018 … 3RD/4TH

    According to Deadline, Simon Kinberg “is currently writing a forthcoming Star Wars movie, having been responsible for creating animated series Star Wars Rebels.” No word on what he’s working on, although his name was associated with the shelved spin-off that was rumored to involve Boba Fett (although that has never been officially confirmed).

  • February 5, 2017 … SOLO

    After a short teaser trailer during yesterday’s Super Bowl, a longer version airs on Good Morning America. Boba Fett is not in the trailer. When one fan tweets asked about where’s Boba Fett, the official Star Wars account had a clever response, which neither confirms or denies an answer.

  • December 22, 2017 … SOLO

    A user on Reddit (who seems to be all about leaks with borrowed imagery) posted what could possibly be a leaked LEGO Boba Fett minifig, said to be related to the upcoming Han Solo film. The source photo is a casual phone picture and not an official catalog or box photo, like other recent LEGO leaks. We won’t post the photo here due to an agreement with LEGO to not post unofficial images of upcoming products, but want to note the possibility that Fett could be a character in the upcoming “Story” film.

  • December 15, 2017 … 3RD/4TH

    Gwendoline Christie, who plays Captain Phasma in The Last Jedi and The Force Awakens, has a quote in the U.K. paper “The Times,” where she responds to the interviewer who brings up Boba Fett as being like Phasma: a “fan favorite” and “supporting player from the original trilogy who still holds a grip on the Star Wars psyche.” She then confirms that “there’s been a rumor … there’s going to be a Boba Fett stand-alone movie.” There you have it again from an actor in the new saga films, calling a rumor a rumor.

  • December 9, 2017 … 3RD/4TH

    Fan site Omega Underground claims they know the working title for the third “Star Wars Story” film: “Tin Can.” We asked for their source of this news and they weren’t forthcoming, so we’ll treat it as an unnamed short, which doesn’t boost confidence in their report. They believe “tin can” is a reference to Boba Fett’s helmet, so it would suggest the yet-to-be-confirmed film is in production. We’ll wait for an official source to confirm.

  • October 17, 2017 … SOLO

    The untitled Han Solo film now has an official logo and title: Solo.

  • August 17, 2017 … 3RD/4TH

    The Hollywood Reporter suggests that the next stand-alone film will be about Obi-Wan Kenobi. They note how it may not be the third after the Han Solo film per se. The article also claims Yoda and Boba Fett are still being considered, although those have been unconfirmed rumors. Variety also claims a Jabba the Hutt film is being considered. (Where do they make these things up?) No comment on any of this yet on the official Star Wars website.

  • May 24, 2017 … 3RD/4TH

    Vanity Fair Quote About June 2017
    Kathleen Kennedy is interviewed by Vanity Fair for their Star Wars issue. The subject of the third Star Wars “story” film is brought up. She confirms that they “haven’t identified it yet.” This affirms again the long-rumored Boba Fett film has never been confirmed by Lucasfilm. She adds the following: “We have a couple of things right now that we’re circling, and we’ll make a decision between the two pretty shortly. It’s probably for 2020, and we will make a decision by June.” As of June 28, no announcement, although maybe an internal/private decision has been made.

  • April Fools Day, 2017

    Fett fans, the film isn’t officially confirmed. It’s all rumors — again and again, every few weeks. Any movie or Star Wars blog suggesting it’s confirmed isn’t citing an official source, are they? It’s official when Lucasfilm or Simon Kinberg say so. Move along, move along. For quality fan fiction, see fan fiction library.

  • March 3, 2017 … SOLO

    According to Variety, the latest cast is said to includes Michael K. Williams, who already joins the officially confirmed Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Donald Glover as Young Lando (“Community”), Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, Thandie Newton (“Westworld,” “Mission: Impossible II”), Woody Harrelson and Emilia Clarke (“Game of Thrones”). The film is still set to arrive May 25, 2018. No word on who’s who and if Boba Fett might be the villain in this one.

  • December 24, 2016 … 3RD/4TH

    A website called “My Entertainment World” posted a casting notice for the third Star Wars “anthology” film to be shooting in London. However, some issues we have: 1) they’re not called “anthology” films as of over a year now and 2) the synopsis has canonically incorrect information. The synopsis mentions Boba Fett is Mandalorian. This isn’t canon. The rest of the synopsis suggests Jango Fett trains his son to become a bounty hunter. This is also very incorrect due to the film “Attack of the Clones” where Jango is killed off well before “bounty hunting” age. Therefore, we think this news is suspect. Many blog outlets copy/pasted this news without much fact checking and it’s been abuzz for days as the real deal.

  • December 16, 2016 … RO

    The film is now officially out. Highlight the following text to see the spoiler: Boba Fett is not in the film.

  • December 15, 2016 … SOLO

    Kathleen Kennedy was interviewed on video during a Rogue One event in which she said the Han Solo film will begin filming in February 2017 and a trailer for Episode VIII should be out in Spring 2017. No other specifics mentioned.

  • November 22, 2016 … 3RD/4TH

    Entertainment Weekly changed their tune by bringing up “a Boba Fett/bounty hunter movie” in an article today about all the Star Wars films to date. (They’ve previously skipped the “slash bounty hunter.” See 2/6/2013, 8/7/2015 and 12/30/2015 below.) They also go on to suggest that “[i]t came so close to being officially announced, Lucasfilm even prepped a teaser reel to show at Star Wars Celebration in spring of 2015, sources tell EW.” Does their track record seem reliable? No other media outlet has something to corroborate their sources? As for the teaser reel, one was shown at that event for “Rogue One” and it was expected at the time that two would be shown; this was common, public knowledge. When the event began, they announced only one guest and one trailer would be shown.

    Several other outlets copy/pasted this news and it changed to things like: the Boba Fett film is cancelled (which has not been confirmed), that Josh Trank was making the Boba Fett film (which has not been confirmed), et cetera. All of this over EW’s one sentence.

  • October 21, 2016 … SOLO

    The official Star Wars website confirmed that actor/musician Donald Glover will be a young Lando Calrissian in the still-untitled Han Solo story film. When Donald was on the show “Community” in 2013, he said the phrase: “No sweat, Boba Fett.” While his announcement has zero mention of Boba Fett, who better an anti-hero in that film than Boba Fett?

  • September 22, 2016 … SOLO

    One of the directors of the untitled Han Solo film tweeted a confirmation that cinematographer Bradford Young (“Arrival,” “Selma,” “A Most Violent Year”) is confirmed to be filming that “story” film. Young may or may not be framing up shots with Boba Fett.

  • September 21, 2016 … 3RD/4TH

    Bob Iger said at Goldman Sachs Communacopia that there’s a writer for the third “story” film and it’s still slated for 2020. This was reported by The Wrap. No subject matter or writer name mentioned, although Simon Kinberg has been named in separate context as being involved. You can listen to the talk itself [update: no longer hosted on].

  • June 22, 2016 … RO

    Entertainment Weekly was given the exclusive to reveal that Darth Vader is confirmed to return in “Rogue One.” The official Star Wars social media channels also carried the story, making the confirmation legit. The announcement made the cover of their issue dated July 1, 2016. Boba Fett is not mentioned, which was expected. Some fans jumped on the idea that maybe a Fett cameo will be included in an upcoming trailer, often shown at SDCC, but perhaps at the upcoming Star Wars Celebration Europe. All speculation.

  • May 5, 2016 … SOLO

    At 9:30pm, Page Six ran an article entitled “And the new Han Solo is…,” leading to Alden Ehrenreich being announced as cast for Young Han Solo in the second “story” film. While Boba Fett is not mentioned here, other sites picking up the news — or re-reporting it from perhaps an agent/manager source able to confirm the story. One that caught our eye is The Wrap, who was one of the only ones to say the second film to add “it’s entirely possible that young Han could cross paths with the bounty hunter known as Boba Fett.” Sure, that’s possible, but here’s some irony: you don’t have to look further than one year ago where that same site claimed that the “second Anthology film will be Boba Fett’s origin story.” The second “story” film isn’t Fett, and Fett has still not yet been confirmed. Therefore, we still believe The Wrap’s Jeff Sneider seems to just say anything nowadays.

  • April 7, 2016 … RO

    The first official teaser trailer for “Rogue One” premiered today on Good Morning America and then online. The timeline for the film is confirmed in the trailer’s narrative to be before “A New Hope.” This would be a fair timeline for Boba Fett to make an appearance, although Boba Fett is not in the trailer.

  • March 3, 2016 … RO

    This morning at Disney’s annual shareholders meeting in Chicago, CEO Bob Iger is quoted by Deadline as describing “Rogue One” as follows: “It’s our first original, stand-alone Star Wars story about a band of rebels planning to steal the plans for the Death Star. The action takes place right before the events in the very first Star Wars movie, Episode IV.” If Boba Fett were to be in this film at all, this would put him at approximately 32 years old.

  • February 10, 2016 … SOLO

    Some websites are copy/pasting a story today that Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed today on the Q1 2016 Walt Disney Co Earnings Call that the Han Solo story film is happening and it’s coming May 2018. The fact is that the Han Solo story film was already confirmed back on July 7, 2015, which you can see below with link and attribution. According to the transcript of the investor call, Han Solo isn’t mentioned by name during the entire call and the only thing really re-confirmed is May 2018.

  • January 29, 2016 … RO

    At today’s Nuremberg Toy Fair in Germany, the LEGO Star Wars booth showed what appears to be Boba Fett’s Slave I alongside “Rogue One” as an October 2016 release. This was documented in a clear photo by We reported this in “Is That Boba Fett’s Slave I Pictured on a LEGO “Rogue One” Backdrop at Toy Fair?” We recognized the photo in the photo as the work of Vesa Lehtimäki and a shot of the 2014/2015 UCS Slave I set. This suggests to us an odd pairing: why an old photo? Also, why is “Rogue One” spelled “Rogue I,” much like “Slave I?” We mark this news as suspect and neither true nor false.

  • January 26, 2016 … RO SOLO

    Disney’s Bob Iger told BBC that “[t]here are five Star Wars films – four more with Episode VII: The Force Awakens – that are in varying stages of development and production.” This conflicts with the original timeline: three saga films and three “story” films. The one missing would be the only one not yet named, which is the still-rumored Boba Fett film. This further shows that Fett is not confirmed.

  • December 30, 2015 … 3RD/4TH

    Entertainment Weekly has published an article speculating on the release dates of the upcoming films. They claim the Boba Fett “anthology” is set for 2020. Here’s the problem with their article: these films are no longer officially called “anthology” films and there’s actually no official confirmation whatsoever about their report. In fact, they’ve amended the post to add “(reportedly)” after the 2020 date. If you look carefully at the link for the “reportedly” citation, it’s their own article from August 13, 2015, which has zero mention of Boba Fett and simply implies the Josh Trank project was a Boba Fett project, which has never been confirmed. Other copy-and-paste blogs carried this article as truth and it’s become viral, yet the base information is completely bogus.

  • October 9, 2015 … 3RD/4TH

    On the “Meet the Movie Press” podcast, The Wrap’s Jeff Sneider claims that Boba Fett will be black. He cites actor Michael B. Jordan and says this after having a hunch that F. Gary Gray (“Straight Outta Compton”) met with Lucasfilm about directing a Star Wars story film. Take this with a grain of salt, Boba Fett fans, and hear it yourself at 10:50 into the video. Sneider is the same reporter who fueled the rumor that Fett would be the subject of the second Star Wars story film, which is still unconfirmed. He also said on June 12 that Wonder Woman’s Michelle MacLaren met with Lucasfilm about the same thing, which did not lead to any further updates. This sounds like a reboot, which doesn’t conform to Lucasfilm Story Group’s new canon. Temuera Morrison (Jango Fett) and Daniel Logan (Young Boba Fett), both unmasked as Fetts, are Maori and it’s expected that their look and voice will be maintained more closely.

    On October 10, the reporter tweeted that he was flattered so many blogs picked up “some bullsh*t I said in a podcast. If I really believed it, I’d try & report it out.” Well, there you go: false.

  • August 17, 2015

    At D23 Expo, the official Disney presentation confirmed these off-saga films will be called “A Star Wars Story.” This drops the “anthology” reference, which was previously labeled “origin” or “spin-off” films.

  • August 13, 2015 … 3RD/4TH

    Collider is running an article that elaborates / lifts from Entertainment Weekly (see August 7 below) with this unsubstantiated bit added: “[W]e finally learned that his film was to tell the origin story of OT bounty hunter Boba Fett — though Lucasfilm hasn’t officially confirmed this information. We haven’t heard much about the movie in the meantime, and now EW reports that it has been pulled from its 2017 release date and will likely open in 2020.” Their article seems to repurpose Entertainment Weekly’s very brief mention and spin everything towards being confirmed, which isn’t the case.

  • August 11, 2015 … 3RD/4TH

    Also regarding whether or not Josh Trank was attached to the Boba Fett spin-off before his departure from the project, the hosts of today’s Collider Movie Talk — John Campea, Mark Ellis, and Kristian Harloff — claim to be definitive “that the Star Wars Anthology film in 2018 was going to be Boba Fett. Those of us at this table had multiple, completely independent from each other and reliable sources that verify the rumored bounty hunter movie was indeed going to happen.” No other information is shared, not even any clarity on each person’s source for this. With that convenient detail omitted, any of the below unconfirmed “sources” could be their source.

  • August 7, 2015 … 3RD/4TH

    Regarding whether or not Josh Trank was attached to the Boba Fett spin-off before his departure from the project, Entertainment Weekly ran an article noting that “sources say was centered on a script about Boba Fett — written by [Simon] Kinberg.”

    No other information is shared, which is disappointingly polemic. Fun fact: if you scroll to our entry for February 6, 2013, you’ll see this same writer had an “exclusive” on the Boba Fett film over two years ago — except that it’s still not even confirmed today.

  • July 31, 2015 … RO

    “El Mayimbe” (aka Umberto Gonzalez) of Heroic Hollywood told “Meet the Movie Press” that “the rumor is … Felicity Jones is reportedly playing the daughter of Boba Fett.” You can hear this at 52-minutes in on their YouTube show. No other information is shared, not even “our anonymous source (and part time fan fiction writer) says…” This may be a reference back to the rumor on February 3, 2015, which at that point was also very vague.

  • July 8, 2015

    A photo featuring a “Fett/Solo” logo among other official-looking logos is rumored to have been taken during a prep for Friday’s San Diego Comic Con panel with Lucasfilm. We investigated deeper and found several anomalies: typesetting anomalies, line fades, photo forensic error level analysis issues, and even the original stock photo.

    We made a composite photo of the stock file with an enhanced version of the original file. After skewing and scaling, we found a perfect match. Lucasfilm’s Pablo Hidalgo also tweeted his two cents, favoring our research. This leads us to believe the photo is fake.

  • July 7, 2015 … SOLO 3RD/4TH

    Lucasfilm confirmed that the second anthology film is about Han Solo. Boba Fett is not mentioned at all in the announcement. Directors Christopher Miller and Phil Lord (“The LEGO Movie”) are attached. Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan are noted as its screenwriters. The release date is scheduled for May 25, 2018.

    For the first time, the official Star Wars website has responded on Facebook to the still-rumored Boba Fett anthology film debate: “Boba Fett has not been confirmed, that was only a rumor.” This confirms that all media mentions to date (see highlights below) are in fact still rumors. Here are some other relevant screenshots of official statements on this matter about a Boba Fett film:

  • June 12, 2015

    The “Meet the Movie Press” podcast, which includes The Wrap’s Jeff Sneider, suggests that Michelle MacLaren met with Lucasfilm about directing the second anthology film. Sneider is the same reporter who penned the May 4th article this year. We’re still skeptical of that article and the lack of industry follow-up, so we chose to not report this rumor any further than right here.

  • June 9, 2015 … 3RD/4TH

    Screen Crush interviewed Colin Trevorrow, the confirmed director of Star Wars Episode IX. He brought up Boba Fett for no particular reason in one response to this question: “So, if they came to you now with a Star Wars movie, it’s not like you would turn them down.” He answered, “I don’t know about the Star Wars spinoffs. I know I’m definitely not going to be doing the Boba Fett movie. I can tell you that for a fact.” We can’t find any video to confirm the transcription, especially the qualifier “the.” Colin would be someone “in the know,” but this interview didn’t get a lot of attention as a spoiler or confirmation, so we have to call this ambiguous for now.

  • June 2, 2015 … SOLO 3RD/4TH

    Schmoes Know, a YouTube-born podcast, claims to have an anonymous source who says the anthology film is not just about Boba Fett, but will include Han Solo and Bossk, among others. The report goes on to mention directors Jon Favreau (“Iron Man”) and Matthew Vaughn (“X-Men”) as contenders for replacing director Josh Trank (who departed; see May 2015 below), and that the third anthology film will be about Yoda. So many talking points, but so little details. Therefore, we chose to not report this rumor beyond this bullet point, since it trended today on social media.

  • May 4, 2015 … 3RD/4TH

    TheWrap reports that the “second Anthology film will be Boba Fett’s origin story.” This brief article is cited over and over again by other film/fan sites with no additional information. We reported this in “The Flaw with The Wrap’s Boba Fett Story.” We reached out for more clarity and received no reply regarding the website’s definitive announcement.

  • May 1, 2015

    Lucasfilm confirmed that Josh Trank has departed ( copy, version no longer online) from directing the second Anthology film. No official mention of what the film was ever about.

  • April 30, 2015 … 3RD/4TH

    Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy is quoted at a “kick off” meeting in Japan for Episode VII that Boba Fett is a “high priority.” Coverage of the event was all in Japanese, but we worked with some native Japanese speakers/readers to translate between two unofficial transcripts: 1) “Don’t worry. Boba Fett is a high priority on our list. Please wait.” and 2) “Jar Jar Binks isn’t being brought back but Boba Fett is; hence, Boba Fett is more important than Jar Jar Binks.” We reported this in “Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy: Boba Fett is a ‘High Priority.'”

  • April 19, 2015

    Lucasfilm confirmed at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim that the spin-offs are now considered “Anthology” films.

  • March 12, 2015 … RO

    Lucasfilm confirmed on that the name of the first spin-off is “Rogue One.” (Luke Skywalker was “Rogue One” in “Empire” and Wedge Antilles was called that in “Jedi.”) The news came via Disney’s CEO, Bob Iger, on the Disney investor call. Felicity Jones was rumored to star and this announcement confirmed her role. December 16, 2016 is noted as the official release date. Finally, the announcement confirmed Rian Johnson as the director of Episode VIII, which was also rumored; see our Episode 8 “Fett Fact Check” page for more.

  • February 3, 2015 … RO

    TheWrap runs an article on Felicity Jones possibly being cast in the film. (It’s noted by other sources on this same day that she’s in fact landed the role, which we announced on Facebook.) Deeper into the article, they run this: “Chris Weitz is rewriting Gary Whitta’s screenplay, which is rumored to involved Boba Fett’s family.”

    Nowhere before have we seen this rumor. We follow up with the journalist, Jeff Sneider, and get no comment.

  • January 27, 2015

    Entertainment site “iKwiz” receives a tip from an unnamed informant, suggesting that Boba Fett is a “mantle” (definition: an important role or responsibility that passes from one person to another) and that the front-runner for casting is Michael Fassbender. We chose to not report this rumor due to the origin website’s suspect credibility. However, the rumor has made the rounds for days, getting coverage from sites large and small. It’s unclear why, so here’s our report of the viral result.

  • January 26, 2015 … RO

    The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that screenwriter Chris Weitz (“About a Boy,” “Cinderella”) has been hired for a new draft of the first Star Wars spin-off.

  • January 9, 2015 … RO

    Screenwriter Gary Whitta is confirmed to have both completed his first draft of the script and left the project.

  • November 24, 2014 … RO

    /Film reports on multiple sources that the plot of the first Star Wars spin-off film is about the heist of the Death Star plans. We reported this in Spin-Off Rumor: Fett Behind Heist of Death Star Plans?.

  • October 24, 2014

    Hitfix interviewed cinematographer Greig Fraser A.S.C., A.C.S. (“Zero Dark Thirty”) who confirmed that he’s directing the photography for the Gareth Edwards-directed #StarWars spin-off. No word on the subject matter, but he might be framing up shots if the Edwards film involved Boba Fett.

  • June 20, 2014

    Crowd-sourced but vetted movie database site IMDb included Temuera Morrison on it’s listing for the unnamed spin-off film. We reported this in IMDb “Announces” Temuera Morrison as Boba Fett on 2016 Stand-Alone Film Listing.

    However, by July 9, 2014, the cast info was all wiped from IMDb, which may be either invalidity of those additions or wiping of early, yet-to-be-confirmed information.

  • June 11, 2014

    Movie review site Schmoes Know claims have received a tip from an unnamed informant, suggesting that Lawrence Kasdan is writing the still-rumored Boba Fett stand-alone film. No quote or “new information” was mentioned. We reported this in “Lawrence Kasdan ‘Scoop’ Alongside Rumored Boba Fett Film Hits Blogosphere Again”. When we got in touch with the website, they were unconvincing to us in backing up their definitive announcement.

  • June 4, 2014

    Lucasfilm confirmed Josh Trank is the director of a second stand-along Star Wars film. No title or screenwriter is mentioned. We reported this in Is Josh Trank (“Chronicle,” “Fantastic Four”) to Direct the Rumored Boba Fett Film?.

  • May 22, 2014

    Lucasfilm confirmed Gareth Edwards is the director of a stand-alone Star Wars film. No title was mentioned. We reported this in Is Gareth Edwards (“Monsters,” “Godzilla”) to Direct the Rumored Boba Fett Film?.

  • May 15, 2014 … 3RD/4TH

    German fan site receives a tip from an unnamed informant, suggesting a training event at Hasbro has revealed the subjects of all the upcoming Star Wars films. We reported this in “Rumored Boba Fett Spin-Off Film Reportedly Name-Dropped at Hasbro Training Event.” While the rumor spread like wildfire, only some sites receive notice from Hasbro PR to take down the news, although it’s unclear why (e.g. misinformation or just negative press).

  • May 6, 2014

    Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed 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.

  • April 24, 2014 … 3RD/4TH

    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.

  • January 16, 2014 … 3RD/4TH

    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.

  • January 2, 2014 … 3RD/4TH

    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.

  • September 16, 2013 … 3RD/4TH

    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.”

  • September 12, 2013

    Variety reports that Disney CFO Jay Rasul confirmed 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.

  • February 6, 2013 … 3RD/4TH

    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.

  • February 5, 2013

    Less than a week after announcing Episode 7, the official Star Wars website confirmed there will be two spin-off films. No mention of Boba Fett. Here is their announcement. They spell out that Lawrence Kasdan is confirmed to write one and Simon Kinberg is set the write another. “Each standalone film will focus on a specific character, and two spinoff films are currently confirmed.”

Note: our “Boba Fett: A Star Wars Story” and “Star Wars: Boba Fett: Anthology” images are our own unofficial logos made for illustrative purposes.

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