Just a few days after it was confirmed that an Obi-Wan Kenobi “A Star Wars Story” spin-off is in the works, a report in Variety indicates a film about Jabba the Hutt is currently in development at Lucasfilm.
No further details were in the trade report, beyond mention of the long rumored Boba Fett film as well. The giant intergalactic slug crook Jabba is the wealthiest gangster in many parsecs and surrounds himself by some of the most dangerous scum in the universe.
What form such a film will take is unclear. We already saw Jabba’s demise in “Return of the Jedi” so any film, like the Han Solo spin-off, would have to be about the character’s younger days and Jabba Desilijic Tiure’s establishment of his criminal empire.
With the exception of Stephen Daldry’s Obi-Wan Kenobi movie, official plans for the franchise beyond Colin Trevorrow’s “Star Wars: Episode IX” also remain unclear at this point.