Earlier today, the news hit regarding the next Star Wars anthology film set to hit theaters in 2018. Josh Trank (Fantastic Four, Chronicle) recently left the project which The Wrap is now reporting will finally explore the origin story of notorious bounty hunter Boba Fett:
The first standalone anthology film will be Gareth Edwards‘ “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 rich world of bounty hunters in the “Star Wars” galaxy.
Writer-producer Simon Kinberg has been closely involved in the creative process for the second anthology film, which is set in a separate movie universe that is not associated with “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” or upcoming Episodes VIII and IX.
The character of Boba Fett was originally introduced in The Empire Stikes Back. And while he’s a fan favorite, his backstory hasn’t fully been explored on film thus-far. Of course, a lot of speculation will circulate before this project hits. But here’s a thought: If Boba Fett is returning to the Star Wars cinematic universe, when will we be getting more Darth Vader? We NEED more Darth Vader.
(Via The Wrap)