– by Joseph Jammer Medina

In spite of the box-office disappointment of Solo: A Star Wars Story, you can bet that Lucasfilm is still hard at work developing countless Star Wars films from the future (9, in fact, if you’re to believe a recently-reported rumor), and among them is likely the Boba Fett film, coming from director James Mangold, who is writing alongside X-Men: Dark Phoenix helmer Simon Kinberg.

But when could we expect that long-in-development Boba Fett film to actually start filming? According to Omega Underground, Mangold will be busy making his next film Ford vs. Ferrari, and including the time for festival circuits, interviews, Q&As and the like, he won’t likely be able to do much next year in terms of actual shooting. They then speculated the flick was en route for a 2020 production date, meaning we could likely expect it in 2021.

So what does that mean? Well, Star Wars: Episode IX is hitting theaters in 2019, and that leaves a bit of a gap in 2020. Now, this could presumably be filled by a Rian Johnson film — as the filmmaker is set to create a new trilogy of films — but it’s hard to know whether or not he’s had enough time to map everything out. We’ll have to wait and see.

D.B. Weiss and David Benioff will be busy with that last year of Game of Thrones until around the middle of next year (maybe further), so it would seem unlikely they’d be able to devote much time to developing their own series of Star Wars films between now and then, let alone shooting.

Is it possible we’ll have a couple year gap between Episode IX and the next film? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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SOURCE: Omega Underground

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.