The Boba Fett spinoff movie is moving full-steam ahead and the guys over at Latino Review claim they have a scoop on both the plot details and the guy Disney has earmarked to helm the movie.
Boba Fett is slated to arrive in 2018 and will apparently feature a dramatically different take on the character from a script penned by Lawrence Kasdan.
I'll let Latino Review take up the slack:
The spin-off will start with a complete stranger killing Boba Fett and taking his armor, starting a Man-With-No-Name bounty hunter tale. So: someone kills the Boba Fett from the prequels and takes his armor and name. One this [sic] is for certain is that Kasdan didn’t like the prequel and wants no Bobba Fett Clone in the spin-off film.
There has been so much rumor and conjecture surrounding Disney's plans for the Star Wars franchise that I won't believe anything until it comes directly from Boba Fett's bounty-hunting mouth. That being said, this sounds like a promising storyline that would go some way to erasing the bad taste left from Fett's treatment in the prequels.
The second rumor surrounding the spinoff concerns the identity of the director, with Latino Review claiming that three sources have told them that Captain America: The First Avenger director, Joe Johnson, is top of the list. This is not to say that he's definitely got the gig, rather that he's the man they want.
That's quite a lot of Fett information to digest. Do you think these rumors carry any truth? Hit me up in the comments or over on Twitter.
(Source Latino Review)