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Joe Zhang
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Posted: 25 May 2018 at 2:22am | IP Logged | 1 post reply


https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/star-wars-boba -fett-movie-is-happening-james-mangold-direct-1113273

No surprise that this would eventually show up on their schedule, of course. It does feel that they are scraping the bottom of the barrel, though. Much of the mystique of the character came from how little we knew about him. Which was sort of spoiled by the Jango Fett stuff in AotC. And I think kid Boba showed up in one of the animated cartoons as well. Oh well, good luck to Lucasfilm and the projects new crew.
 



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GUK. Not a fan of the character. Seeing EMPIRE when it was first released, I was very turned off by the avalanche of new toys. Boba Fett seemed the most blatant of these.

It also bugged the bejeebers out of me that so many fans embraced him as a "cool guy" even before the movie had come out!!

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Eric Smearman
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Posted: 25 May 2018 at 1:32pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Said it before, Iíll say it again: Boba Fett stood around looking kinda
cool while doing nothing, then got killed. By accident. Why does
anybody care?
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Posted: 25 May 2018 at 3:00pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply


How long before they just go ahead and remake the original STAR WARS, and call it STAR WARS: A STAR WARS STORY...



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Matt Hawes
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As a kid, I liked Boba Fett, but I agree there was never much to him in the films.

That noted, I've had the thought for years that a character with a full face mask, as a rule (there will always be exceptions), is automatically "cool" to people, especially kids. I think it's because a full face mask instantly makes a character more mysterious, and that equals "cool" to many people.



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I think you hit the nail on the head, Matt H. The character had an air of mystery, and fans could imprint whatever they wanted onto him. Once they revealed Boba as an angry orphaned kid in the prequels, as well as expanded on the Mandalorians in the ancillary material, the mystique of Boba Fett went away.
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The character of Boba Fett is worth subjecting to the test question that Red Letter Media applied to make a comparison between the characters in the prequels and the original trilogy. Describe Boba Fett without reference to how he looks, what costume he wore or what his profession or role was in the movies...

Um.


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Paul Kimball
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Posted: 28 May 2018 at 7:45pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Describe Boba Fett without reference to how he looks, what costume he wore
or what his profession or role was in the movies...

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I don't know if I could do that with almost anyone!
Yoda, we he's a small, I mean he's a member of the J...., well.....
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Peter Martin
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Judge Yoda by his size, do you?
Think not more memorable traits, there are?
Wise, he is. A little stubborn, hmmmm? Inspirational, he can be. Full of sage advice.
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Robbie Parry
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Baffled by the popularity of a character who, well, Mr Smearman described it best a few posts ago.

I'd rather see a movie devoted to the Emperor's Royal Guard Academy (if such a place exists) than a Boba Fett movie. 
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Peter Martin
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I think Boba Fett's characterisation was paper thin, however if all he did was stand around looking cool, who was the guy in the ship that successfully tracked Han to Bespin?

Standing around looking kinda cool while doing nothing then gets killed is accurate for Fett in ROTJ, but he does do a little bit more in ESB.

I'm not sure I'd prefer the Emperor's Royal Guard Academy, but a film about the Emperor himself in some earlier capacity -- if they do have to go back and tell stories from earlier in the saga -- would probably have enough scope to hold my interest. Certainly more than Boba Fett.
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It's simple, really...

You want Boba Fett in a standalone film?  Fine.  You want him as the lead?  Great.  But his character should be the lead in an ensemble...

BOUNTY HUNTERS: A STAR WARS STORY

There you go.  Also featuring Bossk, Dengar, IG-88, Zuckuss, 4-LOM... that I would pay to see yesterday!





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Robbie Parry
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Peter, it was a joke. ;-)

There's no way silent Emperor's Royal Guards could sustain a movie.
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Before Boba Fett appeared in Empire, he was introduced in an animated short shown during the much-derided Star Wars Holiday Special. In it, he converses with Luke, impersonates a good guy, and in general, makes a bit of an impression. If you'd seen the Special, (and I did) your perception of Fett as "cool" would not have been based on nothing, and you'd have been looking forward to more from the character.

Granted, Lucas seemed to go as far out of his way as possible to make Boba Fett a non-event and merchandising red herring (see also: Rian Johnson's approach to Star Wars), but Boba Fett still had potential there for about five minutes. More if you believe he crawled out of the Sarlacc pit at some point offscreen. Hey, Han had to be worried by the guy for some reason, right?

Robbie, I could see a Rosencrantz and Guilderstern Are Dead approach to an Emperor's Guards film where we either A.) Find out they're actually as loquacious as can be, exchanging bon mots and wry little observations every moment they're not on duty or B.) Behave as silent characters, ala' Charlie Chaplin's "Little Tramp,*" and interact with their environment with absolute, almost religious, sense of stillness and quiet. Establish a plot where the Emperor is headed for a planet to quell an uprising and sends a pair of Guards ahead to make the proper preparations for his arrival, and then have everything blow up before the Emperor gets there, meaning he's not coming, and our guys have no way home in the middle of a war zone. Tie the whole thing together with a soundtrack that includes Lordes' "Royals," and we are rolling in box office loot. 

* Yes, I know he sang once.

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I could probably get on board with that, Brian. :)

I always liked the visual aspects of the Emperor's Royal Guards, they were my favourite toys, too. They probably do look more imposing whilst stationary rather than during movement, but I'll always be a fan!
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BOUNTY HUNTERS: A STAR WARS STORY

There you go. Also featuring Bossk, Dengar, IG-88, Zuckuss, 4-LOM... that I
would pay to see yesterday!
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I think that would sell quite a few tickets
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