Quentin Tarantino Reportedly Eyeing ‘Star Wars’ Timothy Olyphant for Historic Series

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Timothy Olyphant as Cobb Vanth

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Legendary director Quentin Tarantino has one movie left on his historical “10 films” plan, but before that, the Hollywood writer is putting on his cowboy hat for a limited series that’s eyeing Star Wars star Timothy Olyphant.

Quentin Tarntino (left) and Brad Pitt (right)
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The Book of Boba Fett saw the return of fan-favorite character Marshal Cobb Vanth (Timothy Olyphant). As the dunes of Mos Pelgo on Tatooine were pillaged by invading Pykes and Cad Bane (Corey Burton), Din Djarin/The Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal) and Cobb Vanth defended the territories of Boba Fett, forever solidifying their names in the Star Wars franchise.

Ahead of his last feature film, everyone’s favorite writer/director Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction, Inglorious Basterds) is in talks to direct one to two episodes of Justified: City Primeval with Timothy Olyphant returning to the role:

Quentin Tarantino is in early talks to direct 1-2 episodes of ‘Justified: City Primeval’

Timothy Olyphant is returning as U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens for the limited series.

Coming off the success of his own Star Wars story, Olyphant would be rejoined with the award-winning director for a Justified spinoff that’s coming to FX.

The two last worked on Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood (2019) together, where Timothy Olyphant appeared as fictional cowboy/Hollywood actor James Stacy.

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Quentin Tarantino’s roots to Justified go more profound than one might realize, as the director adapted Elmore Leonard’s — creator of Justified and Olyphant’s character — Rum Punch into Jackie Brown (1997). He’s debated adapting numerous Leonard titles into feature films throughout his Hollywood run, including one of his westerns, Forty Lashes Less One.

While Timothy Olyphant has been confirmed to return to his Raylan Givens role, Tarantino is reportedly joining the project’s early stages. Nonetheless, the director is gaming for jumping into big series, such as ER and CSI, to direct one to two episodes.

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According to Deadline:

FX’s Justified went off air seven years ago, and FX, Sony Pictures Television and FX Productions teased the new one early last year, at which point Deadline revealed Fargo Season 4 star Olyphant was in talks to return. Olyphant also is exec producing alongside showrunners and writers Dave Andron and Michael Dinner and original series creator Graham Yost, with Dinner the lead director on the show. During a six-year run that ended in 2015, the high-rated Justified won two Emmys and was nominated for eight, including one for lead Olyphant, along with winning a Peabody.

Timothy Olyphant as Cobb Vanth
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Timothy Olyphant’s time as a lawman is far from over, especially with The Mandalorian season three and presumed The Book of Boba Fett season two undoubtedly featuring this iconic character that virtually every Star Wars fan can get behind.

Following the fiction Bounty Law series (“starring Jake Cahill”), Tarantino is reportedly developing a Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood spinoff with actor Leonardo DiCaprio at the outstanding lead actor. This, too, would be a western series, but Justified: City Primeval could be the last spur on this cowboy’s boot before hitting the big screen one last time.

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Fan theories have cast Marvel alum Zendaya in Kill Bill Vol. 3, the final film many speculate Tarantino will release. While Zendaya herself is open to the idea, only Quentin Tarantino knows what Quentin Tarantino will do in his Hollywood wonderland.

More about Justified: City Primeval

The show returns to Givens’ story eight years after he left Kentucky and now is based in Miami, balancing life as a marshal and part-time father of a 14-year-old girl. A chance encounter on a Florida highway sends him to Detroit, where he crosses paths with Clement Mansell, aka The Oklahoma Wildman, a violent sociopath who’s already slipped through the fingers of Detroit’s finest once and wants to do so again.

Timoty Olyphant as Deputy Raylan Givens
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FX Entertainment, which is technically owned by The Walt Disney Company, canceled the series after six groundbreaking seasons, much of which gained widespread recognition from fans and critics alike.

Nonetheless, the return of Olyphant to Kentucky will bring record numbers back to the television studio, especially with Tarantino behind the series and Timothy Olyphant as executive producer!

More about The Book of Boba Fett

The Book of Boba Fett, a thrilling Star Wars adventure, finds legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett and mercenary Fennec Shand navigating the galaxy’s underworld when they return to the sands of Tatooine to stake their claim on the territory once ruled by Jabba the Hutt and his crime syndicate.

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While there’s little information surrounding The Mandalorian season three, many hope to see the return of Jedi Master Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) interacting with his Padawan Grogu, Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson), and Marshal Cobb Vanth (Timothy Olyphant).

Hopefully, there will be some mention/replacement of Cara Dune (Gina Carano), as well as a look into the future of Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff)Koska Reeves (Sasha Banks), Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen), and Moff Gideon’s (Giancarlo Esposito) — who audiences last saw on his Imperial starcruiser.

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The world of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Darth Vader (James Earl Jones), Jedi Master Yoda (Frank Oz), Ahsoka Tano (Ashley Eckstein), Darth Maul (Ray Parker), Anakin Skywalker (Boba Fett (Jeremy Bulloch/Temura Morrison), Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor), Grogu (AKA “Baby Yoda”), the Millennium Falcon, and the Clone Wars within the Star Wars franchise are moving far past Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) or the controversial Rian Johnson Star Wars film The Last Jedi (2018) as we dive into the Old Republic or explore new realities with each new TV show or the upcoming Star Wars game like Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 2 or Star Wars Eclipse.

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