The possibility of the Boba Fett movie focusing on an older Fett may have just gotten a shot in the arm now that George Lucas has confirmed the famed bounty hunter featured in the Star Wars spinoff has definitely survived the sarlacc pit.
In a related report by The Inquisitr, the Boba Fett movie release date was accidentally confirmed for 2016 when toy manufacturer Hasbro leaked out a list of the entire Star Wars sequel release schedule. It’s also claimed that Disney is having a hard time transforming the feared bounty hunter into a good guy, which may be a controversial idea for some fans.
Now, Jeremy Bulloch, who played the Boba Fett in the original Star Wars movies, got the ball rolling by talking about how excited he was that a standalone film would focus on the bounty hunter:
“W hen someone told me about it, I was very excited about that and I think it will be terrific. You’ll see a lot more of Boba Fett, hopefully, and that will be lovely. When it comes out, I shall certainly go along, buy my ticket, and see how it turns out. I’m sure it will be terrific.”
Bulloch also discussed the inspiration for the character and how it may relate to the Boba Fett movie:
“I always remembered that Clint Eastwood, in A Fistful Of Dollars, he and Boba Fett had the same sort of cape. He stands up and he’s looking at someone and takes a draw of a cigarette, all done in slow motion, and that’s how I felt Boba Fett should be: all done in slow motion. He has time, he’s never rushing around. His movement it’s very literal and that’s what he does. He does his job very well and then moves on.”
The actor believes it’s kind of funny how he became famous for the role, because George Lucas had told him: “It’s not a big role.” He also recalls one humorous moment where he messed up:
“We were rehearsing the carbon-freezing scene. I was treading on Darth Vader’s cape and we fell over and two of the biggest villains were floundering on the floor. We looked like two silly children… There’s a part where I turn to an Imperial officer and say, ‘Put Captain Solo in the cargo hold,’ but I actually said ‘Put Captain Cargo in the Solo hold.’ Luckily I didn’t have to tell anybody because you can’t hear what I’m saying under the mask. But I didn’t have any lines…How on earth with so few lines could I make a mistake?”
Another funny tid-bit is that it was his size 10 feet that landed him the role since he was to fit into the gear. Although Bulloch would not say anything about whether he’ll be a part of the new Boba Fett movie cast, he also claimed that Fett did not die in Return Of The Jedi:
“Boba Fett’s too cool to actually get trapped. I think George Lucas mentioned that he does get out, but that may not be spot on. But I think he got out so beware…”
This belief about what Lucas believes on the matter was independently confirmed by Jonathan Rinzler. He’s written books about the making of the movies, and when someone asked him whether Boba Fett survived the sarlacc pit his answer left no room for speculation:
“Yes, he does. I have been in meetings with George where he confirms that Fett survived. If it comes from George then it’s true!”
Now that we know for certain, this fictional fact opens up a whole new line of options for the Boba Fett movie. In the Star Wars Expanded Universe, the bounty hunter had children and even got over his hate of the Jedi to train Han Solo’s daughter. But if you want to read more about those ideas, I’d suggest you read our article where we discuss the Boba Fett movie focusing on an older and “good” Mandalorian bounty hunter instead of a Star Wars villain.
What would you like the plot of the Boba Fett movie to focus on: old or young Fett?