James Mangold offers insights about canceled 'Boba Fett' film

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Disney axed the new version of Boba Fett after Solo: A Star Wars Story poor reception
Disney axed the new version of 'Boba Fett' after 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' poor reception

James Mangold's Boba Fett would center around a darker, maturer, and almost R-rated theme.

However, Disney shut down the film after Solo: A Star Wars Story flopped.

Appearing on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, the director opened up about his vision for the film.

"At the point I was doing it, I was probably scaring the *** out of everyone, but I was probably making much more of a borderline R-rated, single-planet spaghetti Western."

The Indiana Jones filmmaker continued, "The world would never be able to embrace Baby Yoda if I had made that. He didn't really belong in the world I was envisioning. In a moment of corporate realignment after whatever happened with the Han Solo movie, they just suddenly decided they weren't making pictures like that. I think the opportunities -- streaming -- presented themselves."

Mangold added, "It was a beautiful period, I was just listening to Ennio Morricone all day, all night, and typing away. I'm not sure it ever would have happened. I'm not sure it was in anyone's plans, what was I thinking about."