James Mangold’s ‘Boba Fett’ To Shoot At Pinewood UK – Unlikely To Begin Before 2020

Jun 18, 2018


THR recently revealed that writer-director James Mangold and producer Simon Kinberg will reunite after working on Logan together to make a Star Wars anthology film based on the bounty hunter Boba Fett.

Omega Underground was the first outlet to report about the Boba Fett movie’s resurrection from limbo over the last two years and back in active development, after the Josh Trank incarnation was cancelled.

Well, we have a midi-chlorian sized production update as the project, as expected, will film at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire, England. The regular studio facility used by Lucasfilm specifically for their Star Wars projects.

However, Boba Fett won’t be happening anytime soon as we’ve reported today that James is eyeing a production start this summer for Ford vs Ferrari in California which has Matt Damon and Christian Bale in talks to star. James took over the former Michael Mann project which could end up in the Oscar race considering the talent involved.

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We assume filming won’t begin on the period racing film until late summer and that 20th Century Fox will likely opt to release Ford vs Ferrari during the fall of 2019, after making the rounds at the international festivals. James Mangold will be certainly busy with festival circuits, interviews, Q&As, and screenings throughout the year which doesn’t really give him a window to start filming Boba Fett next year.

With all this in mind, we have to assume that the production start on Boba Fett is unlikely to begin until 2020.

Further cementing that Kenobi: A Star Wars Story will most likely be the next release from Lucasfilm in May/December 2020 and that Fett might not be ready for release until May/December 2021.

This would likely dispel fan theories that Boba Fett would be taking the place of the Kenobi film for the 2020 release spot because of the recent Mangold announcement from THR.

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The current production scheduling seemingly looks like this. JJ’s Episode IX films this summer starting next month, Jon Favreau‘s Star Wars series in fall/winter, and then Kenobi in April 2019.

Despite multiple reports on both Fett and Kenobi movies happening, Lucasfilm has yet to make any official announcements on either of the anthology films.


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