Star Wars Episode IX



He's not in the film

Last revised April 25, 2020. Please continue reading for all the facts versus the fiction.

This exclusive “Fett Fact Check” is our own repository of what we learn, when we learn it. We’re both logging and analyzing Boba Fett-specific confirmations, ambiguities, and denials — each with date and original attribution. Below are our findings, sorted from newest to oldest:

  • December 20, 2019

    “The Rise of Skywalker” has officially premiered worldwide. Boba Fett is not in the film.

  • September 5, 2017

    According to an official Lucasfilm statement, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter, director Colin Trevorrow has been fired from the project.

  • September 14, 2016

    The American Society of Cinematographers lists John Schwartzman ASC as shooting Star Wars Episode IX. He last worked with Colin on Jurassic World (2015). He’s also known for shooting Armageddon (1998) and Pearl Harbor (2001).

  • August 15, 2015

    Lucasfilm confirms that Colin Trevorrow will be directing Star Wars Episode IX.

  • June 9, 2015

    Screen Crush interviewed the director, who 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.”

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