‘Star Wars’ Rumor: Jon Favreau and Matthew Vaughn Eyeing Second Anthology Film
When rumors first began circulating about the Star Wars Anthology films, we’d heard conflicting things about both of them, but the most consistent rumor is that the second project involves Boba Fett and possibly Han Solo. With Josh Trank officially off the second Star Wars standalone project, Lucasfilm is in the market for a new director, and their first rumored options are pretty interesting.
The latest Star Wars rumor originates from Schmoes Know, so take it with a healthy grain of salt, obviously — the site reports that Iron Man director Jon Favreau and Kingsman: The Secret Service director Matthew Vaughn are circling the untitled Anthology project. That film is said to center on bounty hunter Boba Fett and his rivalry with a particularly notable smuggler: Han Solo. The film will reportedly take place between Episode III and Episode IV, with Lando Calrissian, Chewbacca and Bossk rumored to also be involved.
If Han Solo is involved, it’s pretty much guaranteed that he’ll also have Chewie along for the ride. As for the Lando part of the rumor, that’s definitely in keeping with Star Wars franchise writer Lawrence Kasdan’s recent remarks about the character’s possible return to the franchise.
Favreau and Vaughn both carry an excellent, action-oriented skill set — Favreau directed the first two Iron Man films for Marvel, and he’s currently in production on Disney’s live-action Jungle Book film. Although his films have been slightly more divisive, there’s no arguing that Vaughn is great at delivering slick, rousing action sequences (that church scene in Kingsman is an instant all-timer), and both directors have a healthy sense of humor, which would come in handy when dealing with Han and Boba Fett.
Star Wars: Rogue One will be released on December 16, 2016, followed by the second Anthology film in 2018.
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