Back in January, a rumor surfaced that the second Star Wars anthology movie will center on Han Solo and Boba Fett, but, naturally, it was never confirmed. Shortly after director Josh Trank backed out of the project last month, another report surfaced claiming the Star Wars Anthology: Boba Fett Movie will tell the origin story of Boba Fett, although Han Solo's presence wasn't mentioned in that report. Today, we have yet another unconfirmed rumor that claims, once again, that this Star Wars spinoff will center on the longstanding conflict between both Han Solo and Boba Fett, with filmmakers Jon Favreau and Matthew Vaughn reportedly circling the project.
In the original Star Wars trilogy, this conflict was only hinted at, but it will reportedly be put on full display in the Star Wars Anthology: Boba Fett Movie. The project is set somewhere between Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, and this new report also reveals that classic characters such as Chewbacca, Lando Calrissian and Bossk will be included in this story. An unidentified source claims that Disney wants to explore the "hive of scum and villainy" in the franchise.
While the first spinoff, Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One, which is set for a December 2016 release, is reportedly influenced by military and war movies, the Star Wars Anthology: Boba Fett Movie will explore themes from Westerns and other bounty hunter films. This report also claims that the third spinoff movie will be "mystical and spiritual," and may even be an origin story for Yoda. As for Jon Favreau and Matthew Vaughn's potential involvement, it hasn't been confirmed whether or not they are circling the project, or if they have even met with Disney/Lucasfilm about the spinoff. The movie is expected to hit theaters in 2018, between Star Wars: Episode VIII in 2017 and Star Wars: Episode IX in 2019, but it isn't clear when production may begin.