An untitled Star Wars Anthology film is currently in development by Lucasfilm. The film was first announced on February 5, 2013 and will be written by Simon Kinberg, who will also produce it alongside Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. The film reportedly revolves around bounty hunters like Boba Fett.
On February 5, 2013, Bob Iger, CEO of The Walt Disney Company announced on CNBC the untitled film, as well as its screenwriter, Simon Kinberg. In addition, a second film was announced to be written by Lawrence Kasdan.
On June 14, 2014, it was announced Josh Trank would direct the film. Trank and the film were scheduled to be featured at Celebration Anaheim on April 19, 2015. However, Trank's appearance at the convention was canceled, and the panel was reorganized to focus only on Gareth Edwards' film, Rogue One. Shortly after, on May 1, 2015, Trank announced that he had left the project. Following earlier rumors suggesting that a Boba Fett spin-off film was in development, Entertainment Weekly reported on August 7, 2015, that the film that Josh Trank was scheduled to direct is about Boba Fett, scheduled for a 2018 release. On August 13, 2015, Entertainment Weekly reported that the project had been likely pushed to a 2020 release, from its original 2018 release slot.
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Lieberman, David (February 5, 2013). Disney To Release ‘Star Wars’ Spinoffs Based On Individual Characters. Deadline. Retrieved on August 30, 2015.
- ↑ Lussier, Germain (August 5, 2014). /Film Interview: ‘Star Wars Rebels’ Simon Kinberg Talks Daily Schedule, Internet Rumors and Episode VII. /Film. Retrieved on August 30, 2015.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Pulver, Andrew (September 22, 2016). Disney confirms Star Wars anthology movie for 2020. The Guardian. Retrieved on September 24, 2016. "Disney chief executive Bob Iger has confirmed that another entry in the Star Wars series of stand-alone "anthology" movies is set for release in 2020."
- ↑ Breznican, Anthony (November 22, 2016). As Rogue One looms, Lucasfilm develops secret plans for new Star Wars movies. Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved on November 23, 2016.
- ↑ Breznican, Anthony (February 6, 2013, 12:57 PM EST). 'Star Wars' spin-offs: A young Han Solo movie, and a Boba Fett film. Entertainment Weekly. Entertainment Weekly Inc. Retrieved on September 9, 2015. "Entertainment Weekly has learned details on two of the spin-off projects: A young Han Solo saga, focusing on the wisecracking smuggler's origin story, and a bounty hunter adventure with Boba Fett at the center of a rogue's gallery of galactic scum. Several sources close to the projects confirmed this was the direction the development was taking, although each cautioned it's still very early in the process and, well, the deal could always be altered futher. Lucasfilm and Disney declined to comment on the information."
- ↑ Breznican, Anthony. "Fantastic Flameout." Entertainment Weekly 21 Aug. 2015: 16-17. Print. "In the months that followed, Trank continued pushing for his edit and participated in a PR campaign to minimize rumors of discord on set. Few bought it, including Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, who had hired him in June 2014 to direct a Star Wars stand-alone film about Boba Fett for 2018."
- ↑ Breznican, Anthony (August 13, 2015, 4:39 PM EST). Star Wars anthology: How young will Han Solo be?. Entertainment Weekly. Entertainment Weekly Inc. Retrieved on September 19, 2015. "It doesn’t have a date, but it will probably come in 2020, after the conclusion of this new trilogy with Episode IX in 2019."
- Disney To Release ‘Star Wars’ Spinoffs Based On Individual Characters on Deadline
- /Film Interview: ‘Star Wars Rebels’ Simon Kinberg Talks Daily Schedule, Internet Rumors and Episode VII on /Film