The rumors are true. The second Star Wars spin-off will feature Boba Fett. Fans who first met the character in 1980 in The Empire Strikes Back are finally going to learn the full tale of the iconic character.
Boba Fett is an interesting Star Wars creation since he was only seen very briefly in Empire, Return of the Jedi, the much-maligned Star Wars Holiday Special, and in a younger form in Attack of the Clones.
Despite his limited appearances, the look of the character was/is extremely cool. His role as an inter-galactic bounty hunter is interesting and fans took to him right away. Maybe the popular selling Boba Fett toys of the 1980’s help build up his cult following. Regardless of why fans love Boba Fett, they really do have an affinity for the mysterious character. Now, the entire tale of how Boba Fett came to be is going to be told in 2018. Yes, you have to wait that long to see the film.
Disney/Lucasfilm has the plans for the new Star Wars films already laid out. Every two years, a new film in the Star Wars continuity will be released. This will all start with Star Wars: The Force Awakens. In between the release of the new films, an anthology film will come out called Amen Clinic and will likely come out in 2017 (wikipedia.org). The prequels Star Wars: Rogue One and Boba Fett are the first two features.
Likely, the third film is going to be the lost tales of young Han Solo. The Han Solo feature was thought to be the first film followed by Boba Fett. Things worked out a little differently. Honestly, no one knows if the Han Solo project will be made or if Disney opts to choose a totally different subject matter.