Boba Fett Movie: ?Star Wars? Spinoff Confirmed, In Pre-Production
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Boba Fett Movie: ?Star Wars? Spinoff Confirmed, In Pre-Production
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It would be nice if the movie ends once and for all the debate of whether or not he got out of the sarlacc pit.
Doubtful there Jc27. Think this one comes on between epi 4 and 5....
They could always bookend it with him getting out and then the movie being a flashback. That's always an option.
I don't care how they do it, I just hope that it happens. I am tired of people saying "he dies in ROTJ", even though I have read that George himself had said that he did get out of the pit, but some people say because the sarlacc burped and they didn't actually show him getting out that he died. I also hope that they get someone who can actually act, not like Hayden (he sucked), and maybe even give JB a part in it.
I don't think a Boba movie is confirmed just yet (though I suspect it's just a matter of time). In expressing his disregard for the EU, I thought George has said that Boba did indeed die in the Sarlacc?
Yeah, but there are people that think the EU books do not count; if it didn't happen in the movie it never happened.
Please no Hayden!!!!And leave the dang helmet on. And can he sound like the snake biting, gun toting westerner that they used in ESB??? I ask too much.
This movie is the worst thing for Boba Fett,
His mysterious origin and lack of merchandise, compared to Darth, Yoda and R2,
Is what made him cool.
Having a full movie about him will kill him as a cool character.
I love Boba Fett but to make him mainstream sucks IMO.
I'm gonna have to side with sixxgunn13 on this one.
Giving Fett the spotlight isn't really what he needs. While I have not read most of the books, his mysteriousness character really grew for me in the comics. With the amount of info already on him from the EU, it's like there is no need to make a movie. I think the only reason people want this movie to be made is to confirm that he survived the sarlaac. That's it.
Like any book turned into a movie, this has great potential to ruin what we already love about this character. I still have a hard time watching the special edition with his voice changed (which they most likely will use, and already turns me off)
Yeah, I don't like the sound of this. It has potential to be really cool, but I always loved the mystery of the character and they've already kind of ruined that with the prequels.
Totally agree with you 'Sixx', 'Deathproof', and 'Matty'. I think the character should be left alone, they're going to kill the coolness factor and mysteriousness of the character. Even JB said in an interview once that he thinks it's a bad idea.
I don't really know what you guys are talking about, a cheesy "death" and AOTC already ruined anything mysterious and cool about him. I'm up for a movie where he can redeem himself on-screen and show why Vader respects him highly in ESB. And I've read a few EU stuff too but I'm strictly talking about on-screen here. I'd love to see a Dredd-like film with Boba tearing s**t up to get to his bounty.
And lack of merchandise? Boba? lol
Agree with Verbal21
Believe me, I have high hopes. You can count on me still dressing up and waiting in line to see that flick when it does come out. I've just been so disappointed with Hollywood the last 10 years or so. It's tough to remain positive. I'm equally as worried to see what happens with Episodes 7,8,9. Bad acting, over-use of CGI, terrible (and disconnected) story....any movie has the potential of being bad...it just hurts that much more when it's a series I've loved since I was a kid.
Of course Verbal21 you mean the Stallone version of Dredd right?? Ha! As if! You're right I was thinking the same thing about the latest Dredd film. That style would really suit a Fett storyline. The more mystery the better, the less kiwi accent the better! Is the idea of a Fett film a good one? I'm not sure. We'd all love to see it but then it could ruin the very heart of why we love this character. AOTC WAS the Stallone version of Dredd in Fett format. Thank God George won't be directing......
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You do have a good point Verbal. If they did something along those lines it might not be bad...but I'm still torn about the whole idea...I guess it really just depends on how well it's made and if they're not just making the movie for the sake of the almighty dollar. If it does materialize, I pray that it's done right.
Yeah, in my opinion a Fett movie is a tricky proposition. While it has every potential to be awesome if done right, it could also quite easily be the complete opposite. Anyway, if they do make a Boba Fett movie, the helmet needs to stay on at all times. I may ruffle some feathers here but I want them to go back to the original concept of a mysterious, Eastwoodian man of few words and hope they just sort of forget about the prequels. To me Boba Fett will always be Jeremy Bulloch and Jason Wingreen so I'd like to see an effort to at least try to approximate the body type of the former and voice of the latter. I absolutely hated George inserting Morrison's voice in TESB and frankly didn't at all like Boba's backstory that he concocted for AOTC. Frankly, I would be totally fine if the "Boba Fett" we saw in the OT was actually a guy that had killed Jango's personal clone at some point and simply assumed the name. That would instantly wash away the AOTC backstory and bring back the mystery of the character, leaving us wondering "Who the heck is THIS guy?"
If Disney/LFL can put out a movie that makes little or no reference to the prequels and delivers a western-in-space, "Man With No Name"-type tale, with a Fett that confidently lives firmly in the "grey area" of morality and happily plays both sides when it suits him, I will be (surprised and) quite happy.
Totally agree with you there, Wolf!
I am hopefully that they will come up with a good story. I do like Wolfs idea of someone other than the clone, but that probably won't happen, they will want to maintain continuity with the (******) prequels. The few episodes of the clone wars that boba appeared in could help set the foundation of how he became the bad a$$ he is.
On a side note, for those that like to read I recommend darth Plagueis. It changes the entire storyline for the phantom menace by outlaying the reason naboo was invaded and how exactly sidious began the clone wars. Reading the book makes it a much better movie.
I hope they dont do the period between ROTS and ROTJ i dont wanna see Boba as some angry hi pitched kid and later a whiny angsty young adult (Lloyd and Hayden as Anakin Skywalker springs to mind.. uhg... -_- ).
I just wanna see him as a ****** mysterious bounty hunter .
If they follow through with this, Hollywood formula DEMANDS that the mask comes off for most of the movie. The audience must see the protagonist's face. One of the few exceptions that I can think of is 'V for Vendetta,' but that character 1.) has a mask that looked like a human face and 2.) is extremely talkative. Boba Fett has/is neither. The movie would also DEMAND a love interest.
All of this goes absolutely against the character that has been presented on-screen and fleshed out (at length) in the Expanded Universe. True, the EU is not considered 'canon', but in order to write a feasible major motion picture, a movie studio CANNOT stray from that formula, Disney or not.
As much as we'd all like more Boba Fett, I think this is a horrible idea. I really don't want to sound like a party pooper, but seriously, there's just no feasible way to do the character justice on the silver screen. A character like Boba Fett is MUCH more suited to being the protaganist of a series of video games.....
If the film happens and I'm wrong, I'll be THRILLED to eat crow, but I just don't think they can pull it off.
A boy can dream..... It could damage the character.... I get that. It could NOT be worse than episodes 1-3.....
Just trying to be positive....oh well. At least we've always got ESB and ROTJ....up to the sarlacc pit anyway.
Any word on a possible story line for Star Wars ep 7 yet? Surely there has to be some major villain coming up right? Is there something wrong that I turn the bad guys into my good guys?
I think most of us like the bad guys more. The good guys like luke are usually whinny and annoying. The only cool good guy was Han and he wasn't always good.
As for story for Episode 7...I have no idea. They are bringing back Hamill, Fisher and Ford, which is nice, but I hope they don't focus on them. They are 30 years older, and I think most people's expectations of them would be way too high. When I saw Harrison Ford in Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, part of me died. So if they took the route of Han/Leia's kids, that would be cool, and the rebirth of the Jedi Order.
I've read somewhere today that the Fett movie is to take place before ESB, which is a great area for stories to come from (Dash Rendar & a great video game). The exciting part of this though is the screen play is being written by the same guy who penned ESB as well as ROTJ, Kardan. I'm looking forward to Fett getting screen time. It will certainly put the demand for us "troopers" out there. So get your helmets ready!
Yeah, I'm VERY curious what variation of Fett's costume they'll use in this spin-off the most. Would be cool to see him start off with a "clean" set of armor. I know he supposedly pieced them together, but his armors have always coordinated in some way so it'd be cool to see how he gets the wear and tear on them. Knowing Disney, they'll probably even include how he got the dent.
That is a **** shame, sorry to go off topic but Dredd was a great flick, I knew it wasn't a box office hit but I never realised it did so poorly, was really looking forward to a sequel, possible not now though...
Anyway, fett film, as many have said before and possibly will after, that will be a tough one to do right, could easily go wrong, simply by removing his helmet, which has also already been said, basically I can't think of anything original to add to the conversation so repeating other people's comments
It seems to have done extremely well on home media, probably due to word of mouth. Dredd was poorly marketed and also came out at the tail end of a pretty big summer, so it pretty much slipped under the radar. Add in the fact that I know a lot of people were immediately turned off because of the Stallone version, and I'm not sure if it was true all over the world but they only had it in 3D where I lived so I know that was a turn off to alot of people.
Honestly, the only reason I'm so optimistic is because, IM3 aside, I think Disney's done a great job on their big movies with Marvel and I really don't expect them to drop the ball with the SW franchise. I have hope they can do a great job. Until I see otherwise, I'll keep my cup half-full.
Yeah personally I think Dredd's lackluster performance had more to do with the lingering negative stigma of the Stallone Dredd and Dredd perhaps appealing to a more niche market rather than the fact it didn't follow the typical Hollywood formula. I think the simple fact that Fett is a product of Star Wars and is one of its most popular and recognizable characters would go a long way toward overcoming what I think were Dredd's shortcomings.
Holy **** I forgot Rob Schneider was in that...HAH!
Yeah, I was the same way. I didn't care at all to see it but wound up going with a buddy because no one else would go with him. To my surprise, not only was the movie better than I expected but I actually enjoyed it!
Haha! Yep! That's the only face I need to see!
Wouldn't it be AWESOME if Hayden came back and played Boba?!.....
Man dynamic1, that was just mean.
Ha! Just rumors at this point, but looks like some of us might get our wish afterall. Or the rumor mongers saw this thread...
The 4 Most Important Star Wars Stories Of The Year (So far) - Latino-Review.com
Strap in, a lot of you arenít going to like this.
To counter-act the prequels, the Boba Fett spin-off movie planned for 2018 has an interesting twist pitched by Episode VII writer Lawrence Kasdan: the spin-off will start with a complete stranger killing Boba Fett and taking his armor, starting a Man-With-No-Name bounty hunter tale. So: someone kills the Boba Fett from the prequels and takes his armor and name. One this is for certain is that Kasdan didnít like the prequel and wants no Bobba Fett Clone in the spin-off film.
Sounds a lot like a Western and it sounds like it could restore a fan-favorite character that was totally a little boy with thousands of versions of his father running around. Or it could just be a lot of stupid rib-elbowing about this stranger doomed to fall into a Sarlaac pit in the most anti-climatic franchise exit ever.
Lastly I was told by 3 sources, reps etc, etcÖ(so call who ever you want) that Captain American director Joe Johnston is on top of the list to direct the spin-off, which makes sort of sense since he began his career as a concept artist and effects technician on the first Star Wars film. REMEMBER NOW before you all go and say heís directing the project, I never said he has the job, just that heís on top of the list, lets get that perfectly clear.
Awww. It would be a shame if they had to redo the voice in ESB again, wouldn't it?
It really can't get into anymore better hands than with Kasdan writing and Joe Johnston directing. I can't even see any "suits" getting in the way of their story. 2018 is just such a long time away
I though their schedule was a Star Wars movie every year?
Episode VII : 2015
Episode VIII : 2017
Spinoff : 2018
Episode IX : 2019
Ok, now that I actually type it out, there is a spinoff in 2018, but why would rumours stir about the second one before the first?
Assuming there's anything to this at all, I suppose rumors are where you find them. My understanding is that these spinoffs are being worked on concurrently so I suppose it's plausible that a rumor regarding the (alleged) Boba Fett spin-off could've leaked first.