James Mangold to Write and Direct ‘Boba Fett’ for Lucasfilm

Stephen Daldry is also in talks to direct an “Obi Wan” movie, although no writers are working on a script

Last Updated: May 24, 2018 @ 5:53 PM

James Mangold is set to write and direct a “Star Wars” standalone movie based on popular bounty hunter “Boba Fett,” according to a report by the Hollywood Reporter.

Stephen Daldry is also in talks to direct an “Obi Wan” movie, although no writers are working on a script.

Boba Fett is a Mandalorian warrior who was trained by his father-figure Jango Fett and became a notorious bounty hunter throughout the galaxy. His travels led him to work for the Empire, collaborate with Darth Vader and take assignments from figures such as Jabba the Hutt, for whom he once captured Han Solo.

The beloved character was primarily played by English actor Jeremy Bulloch in “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi.”

Writer-producer Simon Kinberg has been closely involved in the creative process for the “Boba Fett” movie, which is set in a separate movie universe that is not associated with “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” or upcoming Episodes VIII and IX.

Mangold next up has “Ford vs Ferrari” starring Christian Bale and Matt Damon for Fox. Mangold last directed superhero movie “Logan” for Fox which he was critically lauded. Mangold received an Oscar nomination for best adapted screenplay for “Logan.”

Mangold is repped by WME, Management 360 and Sloane Offer. Kinberg is repped by CAA.

Reps for Disney and Lucasfilm had no comment.