The next big live-action Star Wars project from Lucasfilm will be The Book of Boba Fett series starring Temuera Morrison as Boba Fett and Ming-Na Wen as Fennec Shand. Executive producers Robert Rodriguez, Dave Filoni, and Jon Favreau are confirmed as directing episodes alongside Bryce Dallas Howard and we have another name to add to the list.
The Ronin is hearing that The Mandalorian Season 2 second unit director Sam Hargrave has been given at least one episode to direct on The Book of Boba Fett and could be still doing second unit stuff throughout the series as well.
Hargrave recently directed Chris Hemsworth in the action-packed Netflix film Extraction that was produced by The Russo Brothers. His other stunt coordinator/second unit work includes Atomic Blonde, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame, Captain America: Civil War, Deadpool 2, and The Accountant.
The Book of Boba Fett has already wrapped and will debut on Disney+ sometime in December according to Lucasfilm. We should expect a trailer to drop sometime between now and the fall.
As teased in a surprise end-credit sequence following the season finale of The Mandalorian, the legendary bounty hunter’s journey will continue in The Book of Boba Fett. Jon Favreau, executive producer of The Mandalorian, confirmed today on Good Morning America that the new series is currently in production and will arrive December 2021, only on Disney+.
The Book of Boba Fett will be set within the timeline of The Mandalorian and star Temuera Morrison as the titular bounty hunter, along with Ming-Na Wen as Fennec Shand. Robert Rodriguez — who directed Chapter 14 of The Mandalorian, a thrilling installment that reintroduced Boba Fett to the Star Wars galaxy — joins Favreau and Dave Filoni as executive producer.
Cinematographer Dean Cundey has been revealed to be working behind the camera. His fantastic collection of credits consists of Escape of New York, The Fog, Halloween, The Thing, Big Trouble In Little China, Jurassic Park, Back To The Future Trilogy, Apollo 13, and Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
We previously confirmed that Emmy-winning production designer Andrew Jones (The Mandalorian Season 1-3) worked on The Book of Boba Fett as well.
The studio is pushing forward with a wave of live-action projects as Andor, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and The Mandalorian Season 3 are said to be in various points of production with things such as The Acolyte, Lando, Ahsoka, and Rangers of The New Republic also in development stages at Lucasfilm.
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