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Second STAR WARS Anthology Film to Center Around Boba Fett

Posted on May 4, 2015 at 3:22 pm by David "Snackbar" Edmundson

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The next Star Wars spinoff film will focus on the origin story of beloved bounty hunter Boba Fett.  According to The Wrap, while Gareth Edwards‘ Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One will delve into the world of rebel fighters, the second Star Wars spinoff is about bounty hunters.

Last week, Chronicle director Josh Trank left the film, and while he claimed in a statement that it was a personal decision, insiders say Disney was concerned that Trank showed “erratic behavior” during the production of his new film Fantastic Four. Personally, I thought giving Trank a Star Wars film based solely on Chronicle seemed like a huge show of trust, and Disney and Lucasfilm moved a little too fast on choosing him. This is opposed to Edwards, who had a huge hit with Godzilla before being hired to direct the first Star Wars spinoff.

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I’m hoping they get someone really interesting because I’m not super excited about a Boba Fett origin tale. It’s only one step better than a Han Solo origin story. We already know Boba Fett’s childhood involved him being a brat who got sad when he held his dad’s severed head in a moment of unintended hilarity. The time from that moment until we meet him in The Empire Strikes Back is a mystery, and it should stay that way.

Let’s be honest, Boba Fett is a character that relies on mystery to stay cool, and he is about to lose that. I mean he has a fun set of armor and a jetpack, but then a half-blind guy comically knocks him into a Sarlacc pit. The good new is the expanding of the world of Star Wars and showing us the cool stuff that happened in between. I’ve always said, there can never be too much Star Wars.

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