So…Boba Fett Escaped The Sarlacc After All

So hopes Joe Johnston, anyway. Now it could have been a little joke, but since George Lucas had been planning that Star Wars LA series, it got me thinking. But first things first-

From the nice folks from Screenrant:

Towards the end of our conversation I asked Johnston if his former boss and mentor, George Lucas, had seen the Captain America. The director gave us this somewhat surprising and thoroughly intriguing response:

“You know if he wants to see it, I would show it to him. I’m trying to get George to make a feature based on Boba Fett.”

When asked if he would direct the film Johnston said simply, “I would like to, it would be a lot of fun.”

Yes, a solo spin-off Boba Fett film would be awesome for many. The downside to it, however, is that I don’t think it will. Lucas might as well retcon the Star Wars novels that started after The Battle of Endor ended. So Johnston’s comment is either a joke (which I think it is) or…

Well, there are *two* other avenues. First obvious solution : videogame, Star Wars Battlefront IV or something like that. The other is that planned tV series Lucas is prepping for a few years now.
While it’s concievable that one could slap the name ‘Star Wars’ on the show and folks will tune in and all you showed them was bantha fodder, if the series made “Star Wars” Bounty Hunters a focus?
We would get our drama, our blaster/lightsaber fix (Other than Yoda and Obi-Wan, Order 66 didn’t wipe out all Jedi. It was established that the majority of them were killed) and there would be an iconic SW character to be there.

Or we could have a Fett series set after the victory at Endor. Fett escapes the Scarlacc, and, with Jabba gone and The Empire defeated, he becomes a Ronin type, but stays away from “current” affairs. It would also be an opportunity to kill off Fett with a epic death, instead of the Scarlacc burping.

Just food for thought. Those are the only way I could see just a proposal (again, if it were serious) work. What do you think, folks?

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14 thoughts on “So…Boba Fett Escaped The Sarlacc After All

  1. Joe Johnston can just put Fett in his movie ‘The Rocketeer’ using CGI (they look the same). But he has to keep Jennifer Connelly in for..ummmm, artistic reasons.

    I wouldn’t mind a Rogue Squadron movie/series though.

  2. Boba Fett is the most badass character who never did anything badassThat being said, it’s time for Lucas to share his toys and let other people play in his sandbox.

  3. If this were proposed fifteen years ago, I’d have been stoked. However, seeing what post-CGI/weight-gain Lucas is capable of, I’d prefer he just stay away from the SW universe all together.
    The prequels were a painful experience for too many reasons to name, however, the way the expanded universe novels (by Zahn, Andersen, Stackpole, etc.) were completely ignored actually made me feel betrayed. A Boba Fett film would certainly not take those books into consideration and negate those narratives even further. By nerdy heart can’t handle any more, people. Here’s to hoping this was a joke.

  4. I think part of the allure of Boba Fett is that we know so little about him. He is a mystery.

    The less revealed the better.

    And yes, in the Expanded Universe, Boba Fett most certainly did survive. He eventually trains Jaina Solo how to fight Jedi to give her an advantage over her twin brother who has turned to the Dark Side.

  5. I liked Boba Fett but I didn’t put him on a pedastool like so many SW fans do. There is a niche fan base that loves Boba Fett so to focus entirely on him would only be appealing to a certain demographic. Although you are correct, anything with the Star Wars stamp on it is likely to be a hit. Although it would be cool, I would feel very let down as a fan to have a movie not focused on Jedi adventures, there would have to be a good mix.

    As far as a TV series goes, Lucas should definitely focus on the Jedi/Sith with lots of lightsaber action. As fans I think we’ve let the poor dialogue slide because of the cool special FX. If Lucas plans to pull off a a centralized bounty hunter story he better look for someone else to direct it like Kershner did on Empire, otherwise it is going to seem very Fireflyish and I think there will be a lack of character development.

    After all the rambling, if it does have the Star Wars stamp on it, I will still watch it. I even watched the Christmas special…haha.

    1. I would LOVE to see them explore non-jedi stores. There is SO much in this vast universe Lucas created. Why only tell stories of the Solo-Skywalker clique and their Jedi pals.

      Would LOVE to see more Star Wars actually expanding.

      1. No I agree I would like to see more non-Jedi stories but if it’s a complete Lucas project I think the characters will be lacking. The best Star Wars films were the ones that Lucas didn’t direct. Although that is just my opinion, I think that most people agree that Empire was the greatest.

        My point was that Lucas should stick to his guns which are special effects hence more lightsaber action because I think in the character development department he is lacking. I’m not hating on Lucas, just making an observation on what people hated about some of his movies.

    2. Not sure I follow you–are you saying a Firefly-ish show would be a BAD thing?…Because that’s just crazy. That show was all about character development and subsequently kicked ass. I’d watch Serenity over the Phantom Menace any day!

      1. No I am saying that Lucas is a special effects master but not a master of dialogue. It would be cool to have a Firefly type show, I loved Firefly, but I don’t think Lucas could create something as great as Firefly because of the great characters.

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