The Wrap is reporting that the Star Wars Anthology movie that just lost director Josh Trank will be, as had been rumored previously, a Boba Fett origin story. Well, a later origin story, as we already saw his dumb fucking origin in the Prequels.
This news hits me in a weird place. I've been getting back on the Star Wars train in a big way - The Force Awakens has me excited, Rian Johnson's involvement has me convinced and Rogue One sounds awesome. But do I really want a Boba Fett film?
Technically, no. But considering the people who are running things at Lucasfilm now - maybe. The idea of a Fett origin is so vague - is it how he got into bounty hunting? Is it is his first job for the Empire? Is it just an early adventure from before The Empire Strikes Back? - that judging immediately seems premature. Let me hear a real premise and I'll get back to you with my outrage.
Of course I would prefer that these Anthology movies be a little less on the nose, fanwank-wise, but Rogue One sounds so absolutely awesome that it's hard for me not to give Lucasfilm some slack on this. And let's also be honest - once we begin to find out which other bounty hunters will appear, and what their roles will be, it could get awesome. I still stand by my old pitch for this film: a Midnight Run riff with Boba Fett transporting a bounty while evading the other bounty hunters. That would be a fucking cool movie indeed.