Although the first spin-off is likely to tell the Boba Fett story, that has yet to be confirmed. As reported by MakingStarWars.net, an executive at a recent Disney breakfast, was overheard discussing some problems with writing the film, saying, “Lucasfilm wants Boba Fett to remain menacing and scary but we have to make him the hero of the film and it is a real challenge.” If Boba Fett is not the subject of the first spin-off film, the task may fall to the director of 2012’s Chronicle, Josh Trank. StarWars.com recently announced the hiring of Trank for another one of the spin-off films. Trank is currently attached to direct next year’s Fantastic Four reboot, a sequel to which has already been announced.
That Boba Fett may star in his own Star Wars film is bittersweet for many fans. Early remarks from LucasFilm producer Kathleen Kennedy indicated the crossover films will not overlap with the sequel trilogy so a dedicated Fett story would diminish the possibility of the character appearing in Star Wars Episode VII, VIII, or IX.