James Mangold to write and direct Boba Fett movie

Most Fans Forgot Boba Fett Would Be Star Wars’ First Lead of Color & That’s a Problem

Lucasfilm and Disney producers are also working to develop movies about several other major players in the Star Wars universe, including the infamous Obi-Wan Kenobi, with Billy Elliot director Stephen Daldry attached to direct.

The masked, jetpack-powered bounty hunter's film will be the third spin-off since Disney acquired Star Wars, following 2016's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Solo: A Star Wars Story, which was released this week.

So even though $101 million is still a solid opening that most film franchises would love to have, success is judged differently for the galaxy far, far away. Domestically the film's total now sits at $621.7 million putting it in prime position to pass the first Avengers movie from 2012 in just a matter of days, but Marvel's Black Panther still has a comfortable lead on Infinity War domestically, standing tall at $698.5 million.

In order for Solo to take Pirates' record for the full Memorial Day Weekend, the film will have to surpass $153 million. Deadpool 2, still fresh after its release last Friday, is solidly locked in at #2 for the weekend, with an estimated $42.7 million.

The writer of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Gary Whitta, is always pretty amusing on Twitter, but he outdid himself with this picture of a sketch that he did of the Death Star firing on Scarif from the last act of the bleak and attractive Star Wars Story.

Solo was of course beset by high-profile production challenges, including the removal (read: firing) of original directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Internationally, it opened with a disappointing $65 million for a worldwide three-day weekend of $148 million.

On the surface, Solo is a decent enough adventure movie with some fun action sequences and a good line in comedy that mostly works.

Disney is also competing with itself to some extent.

In this field, the "Solo" opening doesn't look so bad. "And whilst it is Han Solo's movie, this girl gets to be badass".

"Despite the fact that "Solo" performed softer than many had projected, a hugely competitive and crowded marketplace gave the industry one of the better performing Memorial holiday weekend totals", said box office analyst Paul Dergarabedian.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge is L3-37 in Solo: A Star Wars Story. With "Solo" opening five months after "The Last Jedi", audiences just weren't motivated for another story from the saga that quickly, even one about one of its most legendary characters.

Related News:



Most liked

The woman who became the face of Ireland’s campaign for abortion rights
Campaigning was not allowed, but Dublin was still filled with signs and banners urging citizens to vote "yes" or "no". The consequent prohibition on abortion was partly lifted in 2013 for cases where the mother's life is in danger.

Fired-up LeBron James sees Cleveland home to level Eastern Conference finals
Love, who missed a March 28 game at Charlotte with a concussion, immediately raised his left arm as if to signal he needed help. James, who battled fatigue in Wednesday's game five loss, played an incredible 46 of a possible 48 minutes in the game six win.

Foreign Secretary statement on the MH17 investigation
He told reporters gathered for a press conference in Utrecht that "the 53rd Brigade forms part of the Russian armed forces".

Darius Rucker & Caleb Lee Hutchinson Perform "Wagon Wheel" on 'American Idol'
Darius Rucker and Lady Antebellum's co-headlining Summer Plays On Tour kicks off in July with special guest Russell Dickerson . The win was made slightly bittersweet by the announcement just minutes earlier that Caleb Lee Hutchinson andPoppe were dating.

Will Smith to Perform Official Anthem for 2018 FIFA World Cup
The song will hit streaming platforms on Friday (May 25) while the FIFA World Cup begins in Russian Federation on June 14. Reggaeton producer DJ Nelson first hinted at the news with Vibe , before further confirmation came in.

Iranian officer: U.S. secretary of state deserves 'strong punch to the mouth'
He's laying out the Trump administration's strategy for ramping up pressure on Iran in hopes of securing a better deal. UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said that "the prospect of a new jumbo Iran treaty is going to be very, very hard ".

Wenger: Arteta has "all of the qualities" to manager Arsenal
According to the same story, no candidate ticks the boxes for the candidate that Arsenal are looking for more than Arteta . Arteta knows the importance of Cazorla in the team's dressing room, which could be vital in keeping the squad together.

Justify draws 7 post, is 1-2 Preakness favorite
This will be the fourth consecutive year that the top two finishers in the Kentucky Derby have a rematch in the Preakness. Four new challengers for Justify are in the Preakness field - Diamond King, Quip, Sporting Chance and Tenfold.

Hawaii volcano ash plume rises to 12000ft
The plant brings steam and hot liquid up through underground wells and the steam feeds a turbine generator to produce electricity. An "unhealthy air" advisory has been issued for the community of Pahala, as far as 18 miles from the volcano.

Jason Witten Predicts Former Cowboys Teammate Dez Bryant Will Sign with Packers
USA TODAY's For the Win looked into who that corner might have been, and it looks like it was former LSU CB Morris Claiborne . Bryant, who will be 30 in November, caught 69 passes for 838 yards and six touchdowns in 2017.

Killed As Taliban Militants Storm Farah City
The insurgents released a statement warning residents to remain inside their homes and called on people to "stay calm". Officials have warned of a deteriorating security situation as insurgents have entered the capital several times.

Galileo data reveals water plumes on Jupiter's moon Europa
That's why NASA has already spent years planning the Europa Clipper to investigate the moon for liquid. Scientists believe that Europa has a thick icy crust, beneath which lies a salt water global ocean.

Wayne Rooney has not asked to leave Everton, says Sam Allardyce
Rooney, Everton's leading goalscorer this season, has become increasingly frustrated with a reduced role under Allardyce. Next season is already planned.

Boston Dynamics shows off running robot
The dog-like robot that can open doors and haunt humanity's dreams is now coming to a home near you. And now, we're a step closer to being able to see the action of this robot up close and personal.

Family of six bomb Indonesia churches
He said 41 people were wounded at that location, including two police officers, while one or more of the bombers were killed. Police in Indonesia have revealed that members of the same family were behind suicide bomb attacks on 3 churches on Sunday.