LucasFilm and Disney have been searching for a director for their Star Wars Anthology: Boba Fett Movie ever since Josh Trank backed out of the project last month. We reported earlier this month that Jon Favreau and Matthew Vaughn were potentially circling the second Star Wars spinoff, but the studios haven't confirmed a director to take Josh Trank's place quite yet. On the most recent episode of Meet the Movie Press, it was revealed that Michelle Maxwell MacLaren has met with Disney and LucasFilm for the coveted directing gig. It was also revealed that no filmmaker has entered into official talks to take over the directorial gig.
While LucasFilm has still not confirmed any story details for the second Star Wars anthology movie, a report from May revealed that the plot will center on the popular bounty hunter Boba Fett, giving him an origin story. The project is set to be a high priority for , and it is assumed that the movie will hit theaters sometime in 2018, between Star Wars: Epsiode VIII in 2017 and Star Wars: Episode IX in 2019. There was also another unconfirmed report that this project will feature classic characters such as Han Solo, Lando Calrissian and Bossk.
No cast members have been confirmed for the Star Wars Anthology: Boba Fett Movie, and it isn't known when production will actually begin. Michelle Maxwell MacLaren only has one feature film credit to her name, the 2006 thriller Population 436, but she is best known for her work on the small screen, directing beloved episodes of Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, The Leftovers and Better Call Saul. Do you think Michelle Maxwell MacLaren is a good choice to direct the Star Wars Anthology: Boba Fett Movie? Chime in with your thoughts below, and check out the full episode of Meet the Movie Press below.