Rumor: Second anthology film will star Boba Fett

Boba Fett, moments before going out like a chump

What’s May the 4th without a movie rumor?

Today’s contender is courtesy of The Wrap, who’s claiming that the second anthology movie – the one Josh Trank is no longer directing – will be “a Boba Fett origin story.” (Wait, is it Attack of the Clones? Again? In 3D?)

Of course, this is far from our first Boba Fett rumor. He’s been a frequent subject since the standalone films were announced, including a recent one that claimed ‘Boba Fett’ will turn out to be a Dread Pirate Roberts-like figure, passing the name from the original clone onto others. The Wrap is a far more trustworthy source than many, and Out Like A Chump: The Boba Fett Story may seem inevitable, but only time will tell if any of these rumors pan out.

4 Replies to “Rumor: Second anthology film will star Boba Fett”

  1. At the celebration screening I was the only person in the room who cheered when he met his end. I only wish they had followed the storyboards and had Luke lop his hand off instead of just the end of his blaster.

  2. Unless they focus on him becoming a bounty hunter between Episodes III and IV… But still, I give it a “meh.” This will be released after Ep VIII–why pivot back 40+ years in the timeline when they’ll have so much more new stories and characters to build upon?

  3. I feel like they should take a page out of Skyfall’s book in terms of doing an origin story. If it were me, I’d start with Boba Fett escaping the Sarlacc Pit, then going on some mission that has a personal connection to him. In the process of story, we learn a bit about what happened to Fett post-Clone Wars and how he became the bounty hunter he is without literally showing those events, just their fallout.

    Like in Skyfall, Fett could be recovering on Kamino, forcing Taun We to repair him, and the movie is on one level about proving Boba Fett is a badass after he seems to be broken. The third act in this should be set on Geonosis because that is where Fett’s story really begins.

    That seems to me like you get both an origin story and you move the character forward into new territory, acknowledging both OT and PT versions of the character while delivering something new.

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