Report: 'Star Wars' Spin-Off 'Boba Fett' Is Back in Development With Simon Kinberg

A new report suggests that the new anthology film is back on track with the working title 'Tin Can', with the 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix' helmer attached to produce.

AceShowbiz - Another "Star Wars" spin-off, which focuses on Boba Fett, is reportedly back in development at Lucasfilm. A report from Omega Underground suggests that the new anthology film is back on track with the working title "Tin Can", which is a nod to Boba Fett's armor.

The untitled stand-alone Star Wars film V reportedly has Simon Kinberg, the producer/writer of "Star Wars: Rebels" whose directorial debut is Fox's upcoming "X-Men: Dark Phoenix", attached to produce. Also attached as a producer is Larry Kasdan, who is no stranger to working on "Star Wars" films.

Back in 2014, Kinberg was said to be producing and writing with Kasdan on "Chronicle" director Josh Trank's anthology film. It was later revealed by Entertainment Weekly that the project was set to focus on Boba Fett, a bounty hunter hired by Darth Vader and also employed by Jabba the Hutt.

Boba Fett first appeared in 1980's "Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back" and later in 1983's "Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi". "Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones" established his origin as an unaltered clone of bounty hunter Jango Fett.

Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy explained in 2015 why she felt the bounty hunter should get his solo film. "It's still one of the stories that we absolutely want to tell," she shared at the time. "There is a lot of innovative technology in and around what it is we're doing with that story, so for a lot of reasons, we were comfortable postponing that. But we're definitely still developing it."

No further detail is known regarding the new anthology film, but Lucasfilm is currently gearing up for the release of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi", which serves as the second film in the "Star Wars" sequel trilogy. Starring Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver and John Boyega among others, it is set to open in U.S. theaters this Friday, December 15.

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