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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

The Boba Fett Star Wars anthology film may have seemed to have died a slow death as soon as director Josh Trank was catapulted from the project, but it sounds like the film has drifted back into development.

According to the outlet Omega Underground, an unknown Star Wars anthology flick is getting developed under the name Tin Can. This was reportedly the same name used for the Boba Fett film a few years back, and using that as their lead, the outlet went on to confirm that yes, Boba Fett is indeed in development under the same name.

Of course, it’s unlikely that Trank will be returning to helm the franchise. As you may recall, the director ended up in “Hollywood jail” following the production of Fantastic Four. Not only did the film end up being a critical and box office dud, but rumors poured out about his terrible behavior on set.

We were able to independently confirm that by the time the cameras started rolling (literally day one), Trank had already been beaten down by the meddling of the studio, and as a result, wasn’t exactly the picture of helpfulness on set. Almost from the get-go, he was checked out. Between that and his public bashing of the studio, it seems clear that we won’t be seeing the man take on a big franchise any time soon — at least not until he proves his worth once again.

That being said, it sounds like Lucasfilm isn’t letting that fact tank their IP, and before we know it, we may be hearing of a Boba Fett film actually hitting theaters.

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SOURCE: Omega Underground

  • Broian

    I remember a rumor years ago that Joe Johnston pitched a Boba film the George Lucas before he sold the company. No idea if the events in Clone Wars killed whatever that idea was but if heaven is a movie theater full of unseen films that is one I will be lining up for. It will be right after I watch Spielberg’s Return of the Jedi.

  • Kronx

    Here’s what’s interesting about Boba Fett. He didn’t technically do anything wrong in the OT.

    It’s a little fuzzy how the legal system works in the Empire, especially when it comes to things like planet’s rights and bounties. But, since Vader works with Boba Fett, we can assume Jabba’s bounty was perfectly legal.

    Han is most likely legally enslaved to Jabba as a debtor, with Tatooine’s legal system (which allows for slavery) backing Jabba up. Leia and the gang are illegally trying to rescue Han. That would explain why Plan A isn’t show up with space cops, but instead to infiltrate’s Jabba’s palace and then to force him to give up Han with threats.

    So when Jabba decides to stand his ground and execute his home invaders, Boba is merely working as part of a perfectly legal security team. Luke and his team kidnap Han and then murder everyone present, which likely includes many innocents like the band, the waiters, the cook, etc.

  • Victor Roa

    20 years ago, maybe, but now?

  • Behemothrex

    A Boba Fett film and a Obi-Wan film will get made those are no brainer’s. I am surprised they went with the Han film first, or at all, as he is a much harder character to do. I mean we already have the perfect actor for Obi-Wan and Boba is more myth then on screen story so he can do anything. After Han flops these will get fast tracked.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.