Star Wars: Indiana Jones 5 Director Reveals Original Plan for Canceled Boba Fett Movie

The Book of Boba Fett
Credit: Lucasfilm

The Book of Boba Fett
Credit: Lucasfilm

Years ago, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny and Logan director James Mangold was considering helming a Star Wars movie that would have centered on the fan-favorite character Boba Fett.

However, as well know now, the project didn't end up getting made and Lucasfilm went on to make The Book of Boba Fett TV series that serves as a spin-off of The Mandalorian that had mixed reviews.

Nevertheless, a lot of fans were curious about what the character's solo movie would have looked like on the big screen and thankfully Mangold has now shared some details about it.

James Mangold's Boba Fett Movie Would Have Been In the Vein of Sergio Leone

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Speaking with Variety, Mangold reveals that his Boba Fett movie would have been "a one-off spaghetti Western in the vein of Sergio Leone."

In case you're not familiar, Leone was an iconic Italian director who is credited as the pioneer of the spaghetti Western genre and helmed films such as The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly and A Fistful of Dollars.

It is definitely an interesting take on the fan-favorite character and there's no doubt that it would have been awesome to see the bounty hunter become a Western archetype in the galaxy far, far away.

While we did see that happen in the series eventually, you still can't help but think about how Mangold's take would have looked if the project was under his purview.

Fortunately, Mangold is now attached to the Star Wars franchise full-time as he is currently making a movie that centers on the Dawn of the Jedi.

"It is basically, for fans, a kind of religion. What is it to have found this power and not even understand what it is?" Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy described the project.

"Jim’s pretty fast — he’s already got the basic treatment laid out in his head. He has every intention of wanting to move this forward very aggressively, and we want to support that."

While it won't be a Boba Fett movie, it is exciting to hear nonetheless to see what a Mangold film in a Star Wars franchise would have looked like and hopefully, the project will have a smooth progress.

Also Read: Rosario Dawson Confirms What Star Wars Fans Suspected About Ahsoka Series

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny is slated for release in theaters this Friday.

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