In this edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • Star Wars: The High Republic is Here
  • A New Era of Star Wars Gaming with Lucasfilm Games
  • Rosario Dawson on Bringing Ahsoka Tano to Live-Action
  • Tribute to Jeremy Bulloch, the Original Boba Fett
  • Star Wars Podcast & YouTube Round-Up
  • Exclusive Star Wars Collectible Replica Box Sets from Zavvi
  • And more!

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As teased in an end-credit sequence following the season 2 finale of The Mandalorian, Boba Fett’s journey will continue in The Book of Boba Fett, a new Disney+ Original Series produced by Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, and Robert Rodriguez. Set within the timeline of The Mandalorian and starring Temuera Morrison as the titular bounty hunter, along with Ming-Na Wen as Fennec Shand, The Book of Boba Fett is currently in production and will arrive December 2021 on Disney+.

As a massive Boba Fett fan, this is a total dream come true. While the official announcement states the series is set during the events of The Mandalorian, the title suggests the show may have some anthology elements, like Dark Horse Comics’ Star Wars Tales or those classic books of the Expanded Universe era like Tales From Jabba’s Palace and Tales of the Bounty Hunters.

If the show utilizes a framing technique that has Boba reminiscing on his life and career as the galaxy’s most notorious bounty hunter, we may get to see some fabled moments from the character’s past that will disintegrate (in a good way) the hearts and minds of diehard Fett fans everywhere. Here are some people, places, and things that really, really should appear in the upcoming series.

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The Mandalorian Force FX Elite Darksaber

Now that the second season of The Mandalorian is over, it appears that Mando Mondays will be coming to an end for a little while. But Hasbro is going out with a bang by revealing two new role-playing items that will get fans ready for the return of cosplaying at conventions next year.

Today, Hasbro has revealed the official Force FX Elite Darksaber, as wielded by Moff Gideon in The Mandalorian. Plus, Boba Fett fans can get their hands on the newly repainted version of the bounty hunter’s helmet, as seen towards the end of the second season of the Star Wars series. Check out both of the new items below! Read More »

The Mandalorian Boba Fett Poster

Last week’s episode of The Mandalorian brought yet another huge development in the Star Wars universe with the return of the notorious bounty hunter Boba Fett. After being presumed dead in the mouth of the sarlaac pit in Return of the Jedi, the son of Jango Fett actually survived, and in the episode entitled “The Tragedy,” he finally made his presence known to Din Djarin and asked for the return of his armor. With Boba Fett’s redemption complete, he’s now been given his own character poster. Read More »

Boba Fett as Luke Skywalker's mother

Boba Fett may have been a cool character in the novels, comics, video games, and other properties that made up the Star Wars Expanded Universe (now known as Star Wars Legends). But in the original Star Wars trilogy? The guy sucks. Sure, Fett has a nice design, a jet pack, and a sleek helmet, and those things can go a long way. But he doesn’t really do much in the movies themselves, and his infamous end in the sarlacc pit is one of the most undignified ways to go out for anyone in the entire Star Wars saga.

As it turns out, actor Mark Hamill had a wild idea that could have made the character considerably more interesting: Hamill wanted Boba Fett as Luke Skywalker’s mother. Read his explanation below.

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The Boba Fett movie is no more, but had it happened, Fett wouldn’t have been the only bounty hunter in the spotlight. The film was going to feature the bounty hunters who appeared alongside Fett in The Empire Strikes Back as well. Whether or not this would’ve lead to an exciting Star Wars spin-off film will remain a mystery, though.

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The writing was on the wall for this one, but now it’s been confirmed: according to Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, a Boba Fett movie is no longer happening…at the moment, at least.
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Future Star Wars Spin-Off Movies

Last week Star Wars fans heard the worrisome but unsurprising news that any future installments in the Star Wars Story spin-off banner from Lucasfilm were on hold. The news came in the wake of the less than satisfying box office performance of Solo: A Star Wars Story, which was meant to kick off an entire franchise of movies following young Han Solo. However, Lucasfilm released a statement saying that report was “premature” and “speculative,” and multiple Star Wars movies were still in development that hadn’t been officially announced. So what’s the deal here?

New details about future Star Wars spin-offs have emerged, and it sounds like the situation lies somewhere in between. A report indicates that Lucasfilm isn’t slowing down development of any future Star Wars movies, but “they are licking their wounds.” Let’s dive into what that means, including the status of previously reported future Star Wars spin-off movies focusing on Obi-Wan Kenobi and Boba Fett. Read More »

It’s the movie news that demanded an emergency podcast last week: Boba Fett is apparently locked in for his own Star Wars spin-off, to be directed and co-written by James Mangold. The Fett film had long been rumored, so for many fans, the bigger surprise probably came from seeing Mangold’s name attached to the project. However, the news makes perfect sense if you consider Mangold’s filmography.

It may not be outwardly apparent just from scanning the list of movies he’s made, but when you focus in on his best work, it becomes clear that Mangold is a filmmaker who draws great inspiration from a genre whose heyday has largely passed: namely, the Western. If the American Western is a fable in the same way that Star Wars is a fairy tale, then throughout his career, Mangold has consistently been able to reimagine that fable in new film settings. This is what makes him such a good match for a space western about everyone’s favorite Mandalorian bounty hunter.

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Big Star Wars news has been unleashed upon this world, so we have gathered in our bunker for an Emergency Episode of /Film Daily. /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film senior writer Ben Pearson and Germain Lussier from io9 to talk about the big story of the hour: James Mangold is writing and directing a Boba Fett spin-off movie.

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