We’ve been hearing rumblings about a potential Boba Fett spin-off film for sometime now out of Disney and we may have gotten the biggest scoop yet thanks to AMC Movie News. In a recent podcast episode, director Jon Schnepp dropped some serious hints about the forthcoming Boba Fett spin-off film and stated that not only is one indeed happening, but a Star Wars legend is behind the creative process of the film.
“I know they haven’t announced it, but one of them is Boba Fett,” Schnepp said on AMC Movie Talk. “I know. I know for a fact. Sorry, I will never reveal my source, but it is the one written by Lawrence Kasdan.”
We knew that Kasdan, who worked on The Empire Strikes Back as well as Return of the Jedi, is heavily involved with J.J. Abrams Star Wars Episode VII and is likely working his way back in with the revival of the franchise. An interesting thing to consider with this rumor from Schnepp is that Kasdan may be handed the reigns as director, which is something he’s handled before.
Kasdan hasn’t ever directed a Star Wars movie but he’s worked with George Lucas and Steven Spielberg extensively before and has branched out to direct his own films like Silverado and The Big Chill.
If KAsdan is indeed writing the movie, there’s a chance he could be offered the chance to direct it. Either way, a star Wars original trilogy heavy hitter is involved with the Boba Fett spin-off which means great things for our expectations.