How ‘The Mandalorian’ Found His Own Path Apart From Boba Fett — Contenders TV – Deadline

Ever since Disney got its hands on Lucasfilm in 2012, a Boba Fett stand-alone movie was rumored to be in development, the last instance of which had Ford v. Ferrari filmmaker James Mangold attached to direct. Boba Fett the movie never came to be, but in the wake of Solo: A Star Wars Story fizzling at the box office and Disney’s ramping up its streaming service Disney+, it was The Mandalorian that evolved.

The Mandalorian executive producer and director Dave Filoni said during Deadline’s Contenders Television virtual event that no part of the movie ever worked its way into the development of the streaming series. “There wasn’t really any crossover with any previous development,” he said on the panel, which included star Pedro Pascal and director Deborah Chow.