James Mangold Set to Direct Boba Fett Spinoff

Logan, Walk the Line Director has been selected to write and direct the upcoming standalone ‘Star Wars’ movie about everyone’s favorite bounty hunter…

After being rumored for what has felt like 5 years, we are finally getting confirmation of another ‘Star Wars’ spinoff on the mysterious bounty hunter that has captivated fans everywhere. How could it get any better?

Here ya go; How about if the dude who directed Logan was hired to run this movie? Sounds pretty friggin’ awesome if you ask me.

Well, it seems we’re getting just that.

The Hollywood Reporter released news about 2 hours ago that the Boba Fett standalone movie will be headed by James Mangold, the director of Logan. This news comes hours ahead of the release of “Solo: A Star Wars Story”. Mangold will be responsible for writing and directing this standalone ‘Star Wars’ spinoff.

This Mangold hire sounds incredible for the ‘Star Wars’ universe. Mangold’s usual dark outlook on a movie universe is an excellent fit for Boba Fett’s character. To provide perspective on Mangold’s experience, just to look back on some of Mangold’s history: Logan happened to be one of my best movies of 2017 and easily one of my most favorite superhero movies of all-time, Walk the Line was an engaging film on the life of Johnny Cash from Mangold, and 3:10 to Yuma is an incredible western movie that I thoroughly enjoy every time it comes on.

The list goes on and on with Mangold and his movie successes. Just imagine Mangold’s film direction with a Star Wars budget. Sounds like a recipe for success to me.

It seems like everyone’s favorite Mandalorian is in good hands for his standalone premier. I, for one, cannot wait to discover more about this movie. Perhaps we can finally get some closure on how Boba Fett escaped that Sarlacc Pit.

What say you? Does this recently confirmed Boba Fett spinoff get you excited? Sound off in the comments section!

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