Star Wars Rumor: Michael B. Jordan In Contention For Boba Fett Role In Standalone Film

Jeff Sneider from The Wrap, revealed during his Meet the Movie Press podcast that Straight Outta Compton director F. Gary Gray was considering two films for his next project. One was the eighth Fast & Furious film, which he recently confirmed that he will be directing, and the other was a LucasFilm project, which Jeff believes was for either Indiana Jones 5 or the Boba Fett standalone movie that Fantastic Four director Josh Trank was once attached to.

While dropping this juicy nugget, Jeff said that he thinks "Boba Fett will be African-American" and he has heard a rumor that Michael B. Jordan is being considered to play Star Wars' notorious bounty hunter.

Additionally, he believes that Walt Disney Studios is making every effort to hire a non-white male director to helm the project to satisfy their new diversity mandate.

Listen to Sneider's comments in the video below.


Star Wars: The Force Awakens arrives in theaters December 18, 2015