Star Wars: Boba Fett spin-off movie a possibility?

News Simon Brew 18 Jul 2011 - 06:12

Could Captain America director, Joe Johnston, be looking to make a Star Wars spin-off movie? And will George Lucas let him?

The last Star Wars movie to hit the big screen, The Clone Wars, proved to be a bit of a damp squib for the franchise, bringing in less than $70m worldwide. And that seemed to be that for Star Wars movies at the cinema, save for the inevitable cycle of re-releases, which starts with Phantom Menace 3D next February.

But might director Joe Johnston have the key to another film? Johnston, who is doing the press rounds for Captain America at the moment, told Screen Rant, "I'm trying to get George [Lucas] to make a feature based on Boba Fett." When then asked if it's a film he'd like to direct himself, he said, "I would like to. It would be a lot of fun."

Now that's all a long way away from the project happening, but until Johnston mentioned this, we didn't even know it was a vague possibility.

It's certainly not a bad idea, especially if George Lucas is willing to hand the reins over to someone else for the film. But we still think it's something of a long shot. We'd love to see it, though...

Screen Rant

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