Boba Fett to Get Stand-Alone Film in 2018

Director Josh Trank was set to direct the second stand-alone Star Wars Anthology film. Trank announced over the weekend that he is leaving the project.

Now we learn that the film in question will feature “an origin story” of the infamous bounty hunter Boba Fett. Readers may wonder how that will work, since we’ve already seen Fett’s origin in the prequel films. The crew over at AMC Movie Talk relate their confusion over the announcement in the clip above.

Up until this point, Disney’s reign over Lucasfilm has yielded promising signals. The recent trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens was widely well-received. News of the first stand-alone film, titled Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One and starring Felicity Jones, has also been well-received. The departure of Trank under questionable circumstances coupled with a confusing premise for the second stand-alone film shows the first cracks in Disney’s facade.