We've been talking about a possible Boba Fett solo flick almost since Disney bought Lucasfilm, but will it really happen?
Last year, a few months after Disney picked up Star Wars and announced a seventh installment in the saga, Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger confirmed that the company is working on standalone films that will focus on various characters in the Star Wars universe. Now, that could mean movies focusing on anyone from Yoda to Jabba the Hutt, but many fans immediately thought of the legendary Mandalorian bounty hunter Boba Fett, a character who's remained a fan favorite for decades despite very little screen time in the original trilogy. A Boba Fett movie is an idea so enticing that even Joss Whedon might want in on it, but so far we haven't heard anything from Disney about whether Fett will be among the characters to get a standalone adventure.
Well, despite the general public being left in the dark for now, it seems at least someone within Disney and/or Lucasfilm may have spilled the beans to a friend. In a recent interview on AMC Movie Talk, director Jon Schnepp, best known for his work on animated series like Metalocalypse and The Venture Brothers, let slip that he knows for sure that a Fett movie is happening, and dropped a rather big name with regard to who's writing it.
"One of them is Boba Fett," Schnepp said. "It is. I know. I know for a fact. I will never reveal my source, but it is the one written by Lawrence Kasdan."
Kasdan, of course, is the guy who gave us what's widely viewed as the best Star Wars film, The Empire Strikes Back, along with Return of the Jedi and other genre classics like Raiders of the Lost Ark. He's also the guy J.J. Abrams brought in to help him rework the Star Wars Episode VII script, and we already knew that he was brought in to work on a Star Wars spinoff. Given that he's the guy who first scripted Boba Fett, he seems like a logical choice to work on that character's movie, so Schnepp's comments are at the very least plausible.
As for how Schnepp knows this, and how true it really is ... well, we'll have to wait to find out.
What do you think? Are you up for a Kasdan-scripted Fett flick, or should someone else take the reins?