Boba Fett is getting his own Star Wars film


Boba Fett is getting his own Star Wars film

There's a new Star Wars film due in cinemas this December but that's just the beginning of an onslaught of entertainment from the galaxy far, far away.

The Force Awakens hits in late 2015 and the end of 2016 will see a totally new tale being told in the form of Star Wars Anthology Rogue One. That's about a band of scallywags stealing the plans for the original Death Star but it won't stop there.

Disney is planning a new Star Wars film every year for at least the next six years, with the sequel trilogy every second year interspersed with spin off flicks. And we're getting word that the 2018 spin-off (ie after the Rian Johnson directed episode 8 in 2017) will be all about Boba Fett.

The character chronolgically first turned up in 2002s Attack of the Clones but true Star Wars fans will always remember him for his badassery in The Empire Strikes Back and his fairly crappy death in Return of the Jedi.

The film, which currently has no title, has been outed by The Wrap and was to be directed by Chronicle and Fantastic Four helmer Josh Trank until his sudden departure last week. The decision was said to be an amiable one, but there have been rumours about the young filmmakers difficult behaviour during the production of Fox's Fantastic Four.

That means there's an important directors role to fill before the film can really progress - which isn't a massive issue as it won't be on screens for more than three years. Disney and LucasFilm have confirmed that these Anthology movies won't cross over with the new sequel trilogy, exploring new angles on characters and potentially even different timelines. In this case, it seems likely to be an origin story for Boba Fett, one of the most popular characters in the Star Wars canon.

We don't have any more details just yet, but there are plenty more adventures to enjoy before then.

Star Wars Episode VII The Force Awakens is in cinemas on December 18th 2015. Star Wars Anthology Rogue One hits on the 16th of December 2016.

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