RUMOR: James Mangold’s Boba Fett Movie Seeking 2020 Filming Start for 2021 Release
A new report from Omega Underground explains that the rumored Boba Fett movie that will allegedly be directed by James Mangold (Walk the Line, 3:10 to Yuma, Logan) is looking to film at Pinewood Studios in the United Kingdom as usual for a Star Wars movie. However, it sounds like it won’t be for a while.
Currently, Mangold is preparing to direct Ford v. Ferrari, based on the famous 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans race for 20th Century Fox, which will film later this Summer and will be released next year. Omega Underground is speculating that the movie will target an Autumn release window in order to target the awards circuit, which would mean that Mangold would have his hands tied up until 2020. So from the sound of things, it will not be Lucasfilm’s presumed 2020 Star Wars project, which is believed to be an Obi-Wan Kenobi movie from Stephen Daldry. Conventional wisdom tells us that the Boba Fett movie should be targeting a 2021 release window if it starts filming in 2020.
It should still be noted, though, that neither project has been confirmed by Disney or Lucasfilm, although The Hollywood Reporter backed up both of Omega Underground’s claims that both projects are in development.
Grant has been a fan of Star Wars for as long as he can remember, having seen every movie on the big screen. When he’s not hard at work with his college studies, he keeps himself busy by reporting on all kinds of Star Wars news for SWNN and general movie news on the sister site, Movie News Net. He served as a frequent commentator on SWNN’s The Resistance Broadcast.