The Disney Company has planned for “anthology” films to interlude the “Star Wars Universe upcoming films”
Gareth Edwards’ Star Wars: Rogue One (about a band of Rebels stealing the Death Star plans) will come first, in December 2016.
The Wrap has learned that the second Star Wars Anthology project will be an origin story for fan-favorite character Boba Fett. The Mandalorian made his big screen debut in The Empire Strikes Back and instantly became one of the franchise’s most iconic creations (despite his very limited screen time).
The muddled Star Wars rumor mill has hinted in the past that the Hutts would have some kind of part to play in a standalone flick, while other reports suggested Boba and his old prey Han Solo would be featured in the same movie together. Those rumors may be all smoke and no fire, but it’s certainly plausible that Boba’s journey could involve slimy slugs and/or Corellian smugglers.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters December 18, 2015; Star Wars: Rogue One on December 16, 2016; and Star Wars: Episode VIII (subtitle TBD) on May 26th, 2017. We’ll keep you updated on development for the Boba Fett origin movie.
source: The Wrap