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Boba Fett Movie Said To Start Shooting In 2020

Let’s hope you’re in no rush for the Boba Fett standalone movie. Although it’s been reported that Logan director James Mangold will helm the bounty hunter’s solo story, due to his ram-packed schedule, principal photography won’t start until 2020.

According to Omega Underground, Mangold’s current project, Ford vs. Ferrari, begins shooting this summer and is scheduled for a Fall 2019 release. This suggests that the director will likely be wrapped up with promotional duties for the racing movie from there on out, which takes us right up to 2020.

Of course, this all depends on Lucasfilm’s scheduling after having confirmed several other Star Wars projects already. Following Episode IX, there’s Rian Johnson’s new trilogy to look forward to (with trepidation), a series of films from Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, of which very little is known, and also Jon Favreau’s live action TV series,
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Boba Fett Movie Could Film in 2020, Release in 2021

Boba Fett Movie Could Film in 2020, Release in 2021
Those who are excited about the Boba Fett movie may want to try and relax a bit because it's probably going to be a while before we actually see this thing come to fruition. It recently came to light that James Mangold (Logan) has been hired by Lucasfilm to direct and co-write a movie centered on the famed bounty hunter alongside Simon Kinberg, who produces/writes the X-Men movies and also served as a producer on Star Wars Rebels. Sadly, Mangold is a busy man and Lucasfilm has a lot of irons in the fire, meaning the Fett movie probably won't film until 2020.

This may sound like a long time to wait, but even though the report's of James Mangold being hired broke recently, this actually makes a good deal of sense. For one, especially given the box office failure of Solo: A Star Wars Story, Disney and Lucasfilm are
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Jon Bernthal joins James Mangold’s Ford V. Ferrari

The Punisher star Jon Bernthal has become the latest addition to the cast of James Mangold’s next project Ford V. Ferrari, joining the previously announced Christian Bale, Matt Damon, Noah Jupe and Caitriona Balfe.

The film tells the true story of “an eccentric, determined team of American engineers and designers, led by automotive visionary Carroll Shelby (Damon) and his British driver, Ken Miles (Bale), who are dispatched by Henry Ford II with the mission of building from scratch an entirely new automobile with the potential to finally defeat the perennially dominant Ferrari at the 1966 Le Mans World Championship.”

Bernthal – who is currently shooting the second season of Marvel’s The Punisher for Netflix – is set to portray Lee Iacocca, a Ford marketing executive during the 1960s and future head of Chrysler.

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Jon Bernthal To Join Matt Damon and Christian Bale in Ford Vs. Ferrari Movie

The Punisher star Jon Bernthal is in negotiations to join Matt Damon and Christian Bale in Fox’s upcoming Ford vs. Ferrari movie. The movie is based on A.J. Baime’s 2010 book Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans, and it's being directed by James Mangold (Logan).

The story follows an "eccentric, determined team of American engineers and designers, led by automotive visionary Carroll Shelby (Damon) and his British driver, Ken Miles (Bale), who are dispatched by Henry Ford II and Iacocca with the mission of building from scratch an entirely new automobile with the potential to finally defeat the perennially dominant Ferrari at the 1966 Le Mans World Championship in France."

Bernthal will take on the role of Lee Iacocca, who spearheaded the development of the Ford Mustang. The car debuted in 1964 and it became Ford's most successful launch since the Model A.
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Jon Bernthal Might Join James Mangold’s ‘Ford V. Ferrari’

Deadline is reporting that Jon Bernthal is in talks to join the cast of filmmaker James Mangold’s Ford V. Ferrari film. The feature is about the battle between the two car makers to win the Le Mans race back in 1966.

The trade reports that Bernthal is set to play ‘Lee Iacocca, a key marketing exec at Ford during the 60s and later a symbol of the resilience of the American auto industry when he headed Chrysler.’

Bernthal, his team and the filmmakers are apparently looking at his shooting schedule for his in-production second series of The Punisher to see if they can make it work for him to join the biopic.

The actor has a few projects in the pipeline and will next be seen in director Steve McQueen’s Widows which is released later in the year.

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Jon Bernthal wants to join Matt Damon and Christian Bale in James Mangold's Ford movie

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According to Deadline, The Punisher’s Jon Bernthal is making a big push for a role in Logan director James Mangold’s Ford V. Ferrari, which is set to feature certified movie stars Matt Damon and Christian Bale. The movie is about the feud between Ford and Ferrari as they both competed to win Le Mans in 1966, and…

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Jon Bernthal in Talks to Play Lee Iacocca in Ford vs. Ferrari Movie

Jon Bernthal in Talks to Play Lee Iacocca in Ford vs. Ferrari Movie
The Punisher” star Jon Bernthal is in negotiations to join Matt Damon and Christian Bale in Fox’s untitled Ford vs. Ferrari movie.

If the deal goes through, Bernthal will play Lee Iacocca, who spearheaded development of the Ford Mustang. The car debuted in 1964 and became the automaker’s most successful launch since the Model A.

Logan” director James Mangold is helming from a script by screenwriters Jez and John-Henry Butterworth (“Edge of Tomorrow”). The film is based on A.J. Baime’s 2010 book “Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans.”

The film follows an eccentric, determined team of American engineers and designers, led by automotive visionary Carroll Shelby (Damon) and his British driver, Ken Miles (Bale), who are dispatched by Henry Ford II and Iacocca with the mission of building from scratch an entirely new automobile with the potential to finally defeat
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Jon Bernthal In Talks To Play Lee Iacocca In ‘Ford V Ferrari’

Jon Bernthal is negotiating to join Matt Damon and Christian Bale in Ford V. Ferrari, the James Mangold-directed Fox drama about the battle between the two premiere car makers to win Le Mans in 1966. Bernthal is in talks to play Lee Iacocca, a key marketing exec at Ford during the 60s and later a symbol of the resilience of the American auto industry when he headed Chrysler. Bernthal is currently shooting the second season of his Netflix series The Punisher. He has most…
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Rian Johnson’s new Star Wars trilogy may launch in 2020

While Disney announced several years back now that an as-yet-unrevealed Star Wars Anthology movie would be released in 2020, we’re still in the dark as to Disney and Lucasfilm’s exact plans for the galaxy far, far away post-next year’s Star Wars: Episode IX.

There are of course a number of projects in the works at Lucasfilm, including a Boba Fett movie from Logan helmer James Mangold, an Obi-Wan Kenobi movie from Stephen Daldry, a series of films from Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, and a new trilogy from Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson.

So, as we await an official announcement as to the next slate of Star Wars films, producer and regular Rian Johnson collaborator Ram Bergman has suggested that the 2020 slot could be filled by the first chapter of Johnson’s trilogy:

“It’s a completely new trilogy that writer-director Rian Johnson,
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Rian Johnson’s New Star Wars Trilogy May Hit Theaters In 2020

With Solo: A Star Wars Story limping out of theaters like a misfiring Millennium Falcon, fans bullying The Last Jedi‘s Kelly Marie Tran off of social media, and everyone finally deciding to stop whining about George Lucas, it looks like Star Wars fans worldwide are set for a period of calmness and stability.

Wait, what’s that? Rian Johnson’s new trilogy may start hitting our screens in two years’ time? Here we go again…

Ram Bergman, Johnson’s producing partner, speculated recently that we may see the first installment of this new Star Wars trilogy within the next two years. It was announced shortly before the release of The Last Jedi and when quizzed on when we can expect it to hit theaters by From the Grapevine, Bergman said:

“I can’t tell you because we don’t know yet. Maybe in two years; it’s just in the early stages.
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James McAvoy to star in BBC's His Dark Materials

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The upcoming BBC His Dark Materials adaptation is filling up on mutant DNA all of a sudden; earlier this year, we reported that Logan star Dafne Keen would star in the film in the central role as Lyra, and now we’ve learned that a Professor X—if not necessarily the one Keen starred alongside in James Mangold’s…

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Why A Boba Fett Movie Could Be A Brilliant Addition To The Star Wars Saga

It’s safe to say that moviegoers will be heading to that galaxy far, far away more regularly over the coming years. After all, 2019 sees the release of Star Wars: Episode IX and the start of production on Obi-Wan Kenobi’s solo effort. And sometime after that, among Rian Johnson’s standalone trilogy, Jon Favreau’s live action TV series and a mysterious offering from Game of Thrones writers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, we also have a Boba Fett solo movie to contend with.

Indeed, Lucasfilm recently announced that Logan director James Mangold has resurrected the project. However, unlike the pleasant surprise and enthusiasm which greeted the aforementioned pics, news of a Boba Fett film was met with a large degree of skepticism.

Most of the criticism revolved around the fact that, yet again, we’re due to revisit another aspect of the Original Trilogy. Fett might be mysterious,
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What the Boba Fett Movie Needs to Be About

Disney and Lucasfilm have yet to make an official announcement, but it looks like a Boba Fett movie is coming our way. Recent reports have confirmed that Logan director James Mangold is set to co-write and direct the Star Wars standalone centered on the famed bounty hunter. Simon Kinberg, known for his work as a writer and producer on the X-Men franchise, as well as being an executive producer on Star Wars Rebels, will co-write the script with Mangold. At the present time, no story details are available, but that raises a simple yet important question: What should the Boba Fett movie be about?

Despite the fact that Boba Fett has had a very limited amount of screen time, even if we count the prequels which feature him as a kid alongside his dad Jango Fett, fans have always been fascinated with the bounty hunter and have wanted to see more of him.
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James Mangold’s Past Movies Make Him an Inspired Choice to Direct a Boba Fett Film

James Mangold’s Past Movies Make Him an Inspired Choice to Direct a Boba Fett Film
It’s the movie news that demanded an emergency podcast last week: Boba Fett is apparently locked in for his own Star Wars spin-off, to be directed and co-written by James Mangold. The Fett film had long been rumored, so for many fans, the bigger surprise probably came from seeing Mangold’s name attached to the project. However, the news […]

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The Star Wars Renaissance Continues - Get Ready For a Boba Fett Spinoff

The Star Wars Renaissance Continues - Get Ready For a Boba Fett Spinoff
Star Wars fatigue, Schmar Wars fatigue! Despite the fact that Solo: A Star Wars Story has barely made its mark on the industry, Disney and Lucasfilms have already announced their next big project. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the studios are developing a spinoff film about Boba Fett, aka the malicious bounty hunter who is in constant pursuit of Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, and the rest of the gang. The latest venture will be helmed by James Mangold, whose most recent triumph was 2017's Logan.

There are currently no details concerning what, exactly, the Boba Fett movie will be about. But wait! There's more! In addition to the aforementioned film, THR reports that even more movies are in the works. In fact, there are projects based on "a slew of characters," including Obi Wan Kenobi. The Obi Wan project is close to locking in Stephen Daldry as the director. So,
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Awesome Fan Art Imagines Thor: Ragnarok Director Taika Waititi As Boba Fett

Last week brought the news that fan favorite bounty hunter Boba Fett is the next Star Wars character to get his own solo spinoff movie, with Logan director James Mangold and Star Wars Rebels co-creator Simon Kinberg providing the script. Fans haven’t wasted any time in picking their ideal candidate to resurrect the Mandalorian assassin, either, as Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi has become one of the top choices.

The reasons why Waititi would be a great pick are pretty obvious. Apart from his boundless charisma, the prequels previously established that Boba Fett’s portrayed by Maori actors, as New Zealand-born Daniel Logan played the role as a child in Attack of the Clones, the first time Fett’s face was revealed. What’s more, he would also look the part.

Don’t believe us? Just check out this awesome piece of art from Marvel ComicsPhil Noto, as shared by writer Tom Taylor,
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Darth Maul actor is confident about the chances of an Obi-Wan Kenobi Star Wars movie

Darth Maul actor Ray Park is reportedly confident that an Obi-Wan Kenobi anthology movie will happen.

Ray Park, who most famously portrayed villain Darth Maul in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, is a much-beloved performer thanks to his work on that movie. The Phantom Menace isn’t remembered all that fondly but Darth Maul is unquestionably a highlight of the film.

With Solo: A Star Wars Story now released, the question once again turns to what is next for Star Wars outside of Episode IX. A Boba Fett movie is reported to be in the works with Logan director James Mangold but it’s the Obi-Wan movie that many Star Wars fans are really waiting for.

The film has been long speculated about but so far Lucasfilm hasn’t confirmed that it is on the way. Well, apparently Park is very confident that it will happen. Fan David
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‘Star Wars’: 5 Ways to Save the Franchise’s Struggling Standalone Films

‘Star Wars’: 5 Ways to Save the Franchise’s Struggling Standalone Films
Memorial Day is no longer the official start of the blockbuster summer season, and no one learned that lesson harder than last weekend’s disappointing opener “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” While even low-balled estimates of its opening weekend box office take eyed something in the $105 million to $115 million range, the Ron Howard-directed film ended the weekend with just $103 million in domestic returns. For a film that is estimated to have cost about $400 million — including its original budget, weeks of reshoots, and a major marketing budget — that’s a poor start, but for the billion-dollar cash cow that is the “Star Wars” franchise, it’s something else: a rarity.

So what went wrong — and what can the studio do to fix it?

Since relaunching the franchise in 2015 with the release of “The Force Awakens,” kicking off a whole new trilogy and expanding the already-vast universe that George Lucas first
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Zack Synder to tackle Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead

Man of Steel’s Zack Synder is about to embark on an adaptation of Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead ahead of, what was thought his next project, The Last Photograph.

The 1943 novel follows Howard Roark, an individualistic young architect who designs modernist buildings and refuses to compromise with an architectural establishment unwilling to accept innovation. Roark embodies what Rand believed to be the ideal man, and his struggle reflects Rand’s belief that individualism is superior to collectivism.

The character of Roark was based on the idea of Rand’s vision of an ideal man. The protagonist of The Fountainhead was the first instance where she believed she had achieved this. Roark embodies Rand’s egoistic moral ideals, especially the virtues of independence and integrity. It’s also worth noting that the female lead in the novel was the subject of rape at the hands of Roark.

Also in the
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Will Boba Fett Still Happen After Solo Stumbles at the Box Office?

It was bound to happen at some point. Solo is now officially the lowest box office debut in Star Wars history. Many believe that the culprit is that Disney and Lucasfilm are pumping out too much of the franchise, aka Star Wars fatigue. And that could very well be the reasoning behind Solo's low box office debut. The spin-off comes a mere 5 months after The Last Jedi, a film that was torn apart by several hardcore fans for its challenging direction and only earned $168 million worldwide. Now, several Star Wars devotees are wondering if this will have an effect on the recently announced Boba Fett: A Star Wars Story.

The Boba Fett spin-off was announced late last week after it was revealed that Logan director James Mangold and Simon Kinberg are collaborating on the screenplay. Back in 2015, Josh Trank was attached to the project and it was nearly made, but for various reasons,
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