A Hudson Valley Filmmaker Is Making A ‘Star Wars’ Movie
Disney has plans to make a new Star Wars movie every year until we all die. Since they brought back the franchise in 2015, we've already gotten The Force Awakens, Rogue One, The Last Jedi, and the just-released Solo. Still to come, we've got Episode IX, a new trilogy from Last Jedi director Rian Johnson, a possible Obi-Wan Kenobi movie, and a different new trilogy from the guys behind Game of Thrones. Now you can throw another one on the list, with one added twist: this one's being made by a filmmaker raised in the Hudson Valley.
James Mangold, the director behind Logan, Walk The Line, 3:10 to Yuma, and a whole bunch of great movies, has been hired to write and direct a Star Wars movie based on fan-favorite character Boba Fett. Mangold grew up in Orange County, and is a graduate of Washingtonville High School. (Weird sidenote: filmmaker Tony Gilroy is also a Washingtonville High graduate, and he ended up being heavily involved in Rogue One. The Force is strong with this school).
So that's pretty cool! The Hudson Valley is getting a hand in the biggest franchise of all time. I'm especially interested in seeing Mangold's take on Boba Fett after his work on Logan, which I would argue is one of the best superhero movies ever made. And hey, James Mangold, if you're reading this and want to give a fellow Hudson Valley resident a cameo, I am available. Just throwing it out there.