The standalone Boba Fett Star Wars movie is now officially no more, as Deadline confirms reports that Disney and Lucasfilm are no longer moving forward with the project. They will instead focus on their attention on Jon Favreau’s The Mandalorian, the franchise’s first-ever live-action TV series.
Thursday night, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Turner reportedly told journalist Erick Weber that the Boba Fett movie “is 100 percent dead,” as Weber shared on Twitter after they met at an awards screening of Black Panther.
News broke in May that a Boba Fett movie was in the works, with Logan director James Mangold attached, this the day before Solo: A Star Wars Story opened to underwhelming critical and commercial returns, and it seems like the response to that film made Lucasfilm reconsider its Star Wars release strategy. Lucasfilm’s latest move follows reports from June that the Disney-owned studio had put previously rumored Obi-Wan and Boba Fett standalone films on hold due to Solo’s underperformance.
Mangold is currently in post-production on the racing biopic Ford v. Ferrari, which stars Christian Bale and Matt Damon, and is set to premiere next June. Meanwhile, The Mandalorian is currently in production, as Disney announced earlier this month, and the series is expected to premiere sometime in 2019 on Disney’s forthcoming, still-untitled streaming service.