The next ‘Star Wars’ anthology series to premiere in 2018 will center around Boba Fett.
According to The Wrap, the new movie that director Josh Trank was fired from will be a Bobba Fett origin story.
Boba Fett was a Mandalorian warrior and bounty hunter. His father, Jango taught Boba training him to become a skilled bounty hunter as was his father-figure before him. As a boy, Boba was forced to grow up and took to traveling the galaxy. Later, he became a bounty hunter and took assignments from beings such as Jabba the Hutt, and achieved notoriety despite his young age.
The character was primarily played by English actor Jeremy Bulloch in “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi”.
The first standalone ‘Star Wars’ movie will be ‘Star Wars: Rogue One,” which will star Felicity Jones, Ben Mendelsohn and Riz Ahmed. That film follows a group of resistance fighters who unite for a daring mission to steal the plans for the Death Star.
With rebel spies the focus of “Rogue One,” the next anthology film will explore the world of bounty hunters in the “Star Wars” galaxy. According to reports, writers for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ have been closely involved in the creative process.
Director, Josh Trank, who directed ‘Chronicle’ and the upcoming ‘Fantastic Four’ movie was allegedly fired from the ‘Star Wars’ movie earlier last week. He claimed it was his decision. However, sources report that Disney fired the director for his “erratic behavior” during the production of ‘Fantastic Four’. “After a year of having the incredible honor of developing with the wonderful and talented people at Lucasfilm, I’m making a personal decision to move forward on a different path. I’ve put a tremendous amount of thought into this, and I know deep down in my heart that I want to pursue some original creative opportunities,” said Trank, who cited a nasty flu as the reason why he missed the Star Wars celebration in April, though insiders suggest that Disney asked him not to attend.
Disney and Lucasfilm are searching for a new director, who could be hired before ‘Rogue One’ starts production this summer.