May 08, 2015
...and he isn't even dead yet.
They're going to do a "Boba Fett" origin movie. Which is nuts; we already know where he came from, and we've seen him die.
The beloved character was primarily played by English actor Jeremy Bulloch in "The Empire Strikes Back” and "Return of the Jedi.”
"Beloved"? He's a villain, a dirty rotten scoundrel!
When they chose Jango Fett as the genetic source for all the clone storm troopers, part of his price was that they give him one to raise as his son, which he names Boba.
What kind of story can they tell about that?
I suppose they think they can pull this off. After all, the first sequel trilogy (eps 1-3) were about Darth Vader, but we'd already seen Darth Vader do a heel-face-turn just before he died heroically. But Boba Fett's death was a laugh-line. (The desert monster burped just after swallowing him.)
I guess all Lucas can do these days to comfort himself is count all his money...
Posted by: Ben at May 08, 2015 06:03 PM (S4UJw)
Given the unholy things that George Lucas has done with Star Wars, doing something that runs counter to what he did or would have does not bother me in the least.
And considering that now-jettisoned Expanded Universe has Fett surviving and living for quite a while, I doubt Lucas would care all that much.
Posted by: cxt217 at May 08, 2015 06:29 PM (vCgHW)
I doubt Lucas cares much one way or another. His child has grown up, moved out into the world, and become a pimp.
And I suppose you can hand-wave: Fett didn't actually die; someone could have rescued him from that hole in the ground.
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at May 08, 2015 07:13 PM (+rSRq)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at May 08, 2015 07:14 PM (+rSRq)
Posted by: David at May 08, 2015 07:59 PM (+TPAa)
That said, if the new Star Wars movie proves good, and the first spinoff proves good? I'm willing to extend Disney some good faith, and figure they'll do *something* worthwhile with Boba Fett.
Posted by: metaphysician at May 08, 2015 08:02 PM (D5VaK)
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