It will follow Rogue One and Solo as the third stand-alone Star Wars adventure to take place outside the main storyline of the franchise. Mangold is now in pre-production on the movie Ford v. Ferrari, which follows a team of engineers working on behalf of Henry Ford II to unseat Ferrari at the 1966 Le Mans World Championship.
Mangold brought prestige to the superhero genre with Logan, which he co-wrote and directed, and was produced by Kinberg.
According to The Verge, the fan favorite Fett made his first appearance in the 1978 "Star Wars Holiday Special".
Star Wars standalone film for Boba Fett in the works with James Mangold on board to write and direct
Daniel Logan, the actor who played a child version of the bounty hunter in 2002's Attack of the Clones, is only 30 years old and is still acting. Despite his ultimately inconsequential role, the character's iconic armor has endured as a popular inspiration for Star Wars merch, and he went on to feature in a number of the extended universe materials, becoming a popular character in books, comics and animated series. Writer-producer Simon Kinberg, who worked on the X-Men movies and The Martian, is rumored to be partnering with Mangold.
Disney is rapidly creating a new canon. In the original trilogy (to which Solo is a prequel of sorts) the bounty hunter Boba Fett was Solo's nemesis, with Fett constantly looking to hunt down the owner of the Millennium Falcon. A movie based on Boba Fett has been in development on and off for a number of years, with several names reportedly attached to it, including "Chronicle" director Josh Trank. Most fans have assumed Boba Fett is dead, but if he somehow lived, we could get an intriguing story of a broken soldier living in the wake of a fallen Empire, on a dystopian planet where his past could be forgotten.
Considering the critical and commercial success of Logan, this would appear to be a good thing.