Friday, November 16, 2018

NEWS! James Mangold's 'Boba Fett' standalone movie has been cancelled

Although all of the Star Wars standalone movies have been paused, it looks like James Mangold's 'Boba Fett' standalone movie is the first to be frozen in carbonite for good.

Deadline is reporting that Disney and Lucasfilm have cancelled the movie, bringing to an end a short run of standalone movies from the franchise. Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy reportedly said that the project is '100% dead' and focus has shifted to the live-action television series, 'The Mandalorian'.

The most obvious reason for 'Boba Fett' being dropped is due to the utter sh*t-show that was 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' and the poor box office returns for it, not to mention the fact that maybe audiences just aren't ready for the glut of content that's coming from the franchise.

That said, James Mangold seemed like the perfect choice to take on 'Boba Fett', primarily because the character was based on Spaghetti Western gunslingers. Even the visor helmet and the shawl was inspired from Clint Eastwood's squinting eyes in 'A Fistful Of Dollars'. Mangold's 'Logan' drew heavily from 'Unforgiven', Clint Eastwood's final Western, and the director also made neo-Western 'Cop Land' back in 1997.

No air date has been set for 'The Mandalorian' as of yet.

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