Why a Boba Fett Movie Is a Bad Idea Right Now
Don't get mad at me JUST yet. You might agree with what I have to say.
Director James Mangold, who directed the Logan movie (you know, the one that made us all cry?) said that he wants to do a stand-alone Boba Fett movie. Kind of like an origin story, like what they did with Solo.
And when you hear the words "BOBA FETT SOLO MOVIE" you get excited.
But let's look at the facts. Would this really work out? I mean, we already know what we need to know about Boba Fett.
Star Wars Ep. II: Attack of the Clones showed us his childhood and how he came to be.
The Star Wars the Clone Wars tv show continues his story a bit.
And he's in Empire Strikes Back, and then gets killed (unless he managed to survive that Sarlacc pit...) in Return of the Jedi.
We have his beginning, middle, and end.
If you were to make a movie, it would have to be a very small story that happens either between Attack of the Clones and Clone Wars, or between Clone Wars and Empire. (Most likely Clone Wars/Empire) And while that does seem appealing, Solo tried to do the same thing...And those box office numbers didn't turn out so great.
Solo's estimated budget was $300 Million, and it barely made $100 Million in the US on it's opening weekend. Because, while it was a really cool story and concept, it wasn't enough to get people to go to the theater.
It's just a fact that stand-alone Star Wars movies don't make as much as actually Star Wars Episodes do. Rogue One only worked out because of it's Christmas release date the fact that it was the first stand alone Star Wars movie, and that we were going Star Wars crazy waiting for the next installment to come out.
Solo was released right after the Last Jedi came out on DVD. So we weren't exactly chomping at the bit to get more Star Wars. Also, it came out in theaters competing with Infinity War and Deadpool 2. Good luck, buddy...
So if a Boba Fett movie DID happen, the circumstances would have to be PERFECT. The story would have to be stellar. The timing of it's release would have to happen between a large Star Wars gap AKA: If they wanted to do it, (and if Solo hadn't happened) they would probably have the best luck THIS Christmas. But there's absolutely no way you can write, produce, direct, film, and edit a movie fast enough to get it out by this Christmas at this point.
So the odds aren't really in it's favor at this point.
If the Boba Fett movie does happen and become very successful, feel free to print out this blog and throw it in my face. But for now, these are my facts and I'm sticking to them.