Simon Kinberg Taking A Second Crack At The ‘Boba Fett’ Anthology Film?

Dec 9, 2017


It looks like Simon Kinberg might have another big cosmic project on the horizon once he completes and releases X-Men: Dark Phoenix for next November.

Omega Underground has learned that the Star Wars: Rebels producer/writer is now linked to an upcoming and untitled Star Wars Anthology film with the working title Tin Can.

Kinberg is listed as the film’s producer and is seemingly another anthology project in the works, not Kenobi. Larry Kasdan is also attached as a producer which isn’t terribly shocking.

The only project in development that fits the working title as far as we know is Boba Fett, as Tin Can could refer to his helmet which he notoriously never took off in either Empire Strikes Back or Return of The Jedi.

Simon was said to be producing and writing with Kasdan on Josh Trank‘s anthology film. It was later revealed by EntertainmentWeekly that the film was set to focus on bounty hunter Boba Fett.

THR mentioned during Trank’s Fantastic Four controversy and Star Wars firing that tension between Trank and Kinberg, due to his erratic behavior on the Fantastic Four set possibly led to his firing by Lucasfilm. Leaving an opening for Kasdan’s Han Solo film to be advanced into production first.

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This background does support our theory that Tin Can could, in fact, be their Boba Fett movie.

Last December, we uncovered a production listing that Lucasfilm had placed Boba Fett back in development. THR added this detail to their Kenobi director report from August confirming our find and suggesting the Fett movie was still in active development. 

The Obi-Wan Kenobi stand-alone is one of several projects being developed by Lucasfilm and Disney that fall outside the trilogies telling the saga of the Skywalker family. A Han Solo movie is now in the final stages of shooting under new director Ron Howard, and Lucasfilm is also considering pics centering on Yoda and bounty hunter Boba Fett, among other characters.

Kathy Kennedy had publicly stated the studio still sees Boba Fett as a “high priority” even after Trank’s firing.

Kinberg with a rather large directing credit under his belt via Dark Phoenix might see Fett as something he might get a crack at directing as well. Although, we’ve suggested that Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok) would make a solid candidate after Kennedy made an informal offer for Taika to direct one of their films.

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In his recent interview with EntertainmentWeekly promoting Dark Phoenix, Kinberg named Empire Strikes Back as his favorite film.

Kinberg’s favorite movie is Empire Strikes Back so taking the mutants to a galaxy far away was a thrill. “Frankly, part of what excited me about it was it was not just going to be an earth-bound movie,” says the first-time director. “It’s not as much in another galaxy as Star Wars but it’s the first time we’ve left Earth.”

With Episode IX on deck for a June start and our recent discovery Kenobi could begin filming as early as January 2019, it’s unlikely Tin Can will begin filming anytime soon.

Kinberg just happens to be still credited as a producer and screenwriter for an Untitled Star Wars Anthology Film as listed on IMDB, when combined with our information it seems like he’s likely heading back to a galaxy far far away.


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