Rumors of his departure went rampant after he was a no-show at the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim last month, citing a terrible flu as the reason for his absence. We were in attendance at the Celebration, and we have to say – we kind of saw the departure coming.
“After a year of having the incredible honor of developing with the wonderful and talented people at Lucasfilm, I’m making a personal decision to move forward on a different path. I’ve put a tremendous amount of thought into this, and I know deep down in my heart that I want to pursue some original creative opportunities. That said, the Star Wars universe has always been one of my biggest influences, and I couldn’t be more excited to witness its future alongside my millions of fellow Star Wars fans. I want to thank my friends Kathleen Kennedy, Kiri Hart, Simon Kinberg, and everyone at Lucasfilm and Disney for the amazing opportunity to have been a part of this. May the Force be with you all.”
Now we get to speculate on directors, plot points, and casting – we’re looking at you, Aaron Paul!
The Boba Fett standalone film will be the fourth in the newest era of Star Wars films. Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes out in December, Rogue One in 2016, and Episode VIII in 2017.