Galactic News: Josh Trank Claims He Quit Boba Fett Movie, Not Fired

The ever evolving Star Wars franchise has had some rough patches over the last couple years. After the financial successes of The Force Awakens, Disney's idea to produce one off films or solo adventures for some of its characters didn't quite work out the way they had planned. With Rogue One, the company hoped to continue diving further into an expansion of their galaxy. Although that film was a success and highly regarded by most fans of the saga, the Solo Star Wars Story was a financial failure for the production house. Due to its dwindling returns, Lucasfilm put all other one offs on hold to try and repair and rethink their plan of attack. 

Having been long in development, one of the projects they were working on was a spin-off Boba Fett movie that would have seen a return for the most notorious bounty hunter in the universe. Due to their Solo losses, the company immediately went into damage repair mode and began rethinking their next moves. Eventually the project was shelved altogether but that wasn't before a bunch of drama broke out over the movie. It was initially reported that Kathleen Kennedy removed Josh Trank from the Fett film over creative differences. But now, the director says that's not the case. 

Speaking with Polygon, Trank says that it was his choice to leave the project as he expected he would eventually be removed much like the directors from Solo:

"I quit because I knew I was going to be fired if I didn't quit", he explained. 

At this point, it's easy to see that Lucasfilm paired with Disney has a long running problem that seems to be related to the producers tied to their projects and Kathleen Kennedy not agreeing with the artistic visions of the people she hires to head Star Wars films. No matter what, it's history now. But it's interesting to know more went on behind the scenes than we'll ever truly know.