There have been rumors about a Boba Fett movie popping up more and more, but you need to be careful what you take out of context.
With Disney taking over the Star Wars franchise and pumping out content like never before, there are rumors abound that will be picked up by basically anyone. There were endless rumors about The Force Awakens and now that we are nearing the end of that rumor cycle, we’re starting to hear more and more rumors about upcoming projects.
The hottets product in the cooker at the moment is the rumored Boba Fett movie that director Josh Trank was recently fired from. Being that Fett is without a doubt one of the most popular characters in the galaxy, any sort of opinion that is being spewed about the film is being re-packaged as a report.
That should probably stop.
Recently, ace Hollywood scoop-master Jeff Sneider from The Wrap went on a podcast and gave his opinion about F. Gary Gray and the directorial duties on the Fett anthology film.
Here’s what everyone is all hot and bothered about — and largely taking out of context in their reports.
"“From what I heard, F. Gary Gray, after ‘Compton,’ was only considering two movies. One was ‘Furious 8,’ and the other required meetings in San Francisco. That leaves literally two possibilities. The first possibility, which is what I was thinking that it was, was to possibly replace Josh Trank in the ‘Boba Fett’ movie.”"
This isn’t a concrete report, nor was it packaged as such from Sneider on the podcast. Instead, this is just someone shooting it about what they think might be up — not all that different from what every other fan is doing.
It’s not Sneider’s fault he has an opinion because we all do. Just because he’s connected in Hollywood doesn’t make everything he says is a report and those taking it out of context need to relax a little bit. If there’s a guy going to scoop Star Wars news, it’s going to be Sneider but there’s a difference between a report and twisting someone’s words to create a rumor that isn’t there.
As Star Wars fans, we’re better than that. It’s a cool idea — F. Gary Gray taking on Star Wars — but right now that’s all it is.