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Star Wars spin-off movie to focus on Boba Fett


He's long been a favourite of Star Wars fans. And now bounty hunter Boba Fett is set to get his own movie, according to The Wrap.

Originally played by actor Jeremy Bulloch, the helmeted Fett was of course the character who captured Han Solo (Harrison Ford) in 1980's The Empire Strikes Back, causing him to be encased in carbonite. Fett met a sticky end in 1983's Return of the Jedi when he plunged into the belly of the hungry, pit-dwelling Sarlaac. We were introduced to a young incarnation of the character in George Lucas' 2002 prequel Attack of the Clones.

It's unclear whether the movie will act as an origin story but it was recently announced that Fantastic Four director Josh Trank has left the project, citing a desire to pursue "original, creative opportunities." Fett's film will act as the second anthology movie in an ongoing series of Star Wars spin-offs, following Gareth Edwards' Rogue One. The latter is reported to be revolving around the theft of the Death Star plans.

Prior to all of that is J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which soars onto our screens on 18th December.