- "I see now I've done terrible things. But you started when you murdered my father! I'll never forgive you."
- ―Boba Fett to Mace Windu[src]
Boba Fett (portrayed by Jeremy Bulloch and Daniel Logan) is an antagonist in the original trilogy. He first appeared in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and returned for Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, and he was later added into the Special Edition of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. Chronologically, he first appears in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones and has a role in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. He is rumored to be the main character of an upcoming stand-alone film.
Fictionally, Boba begins as an unaltered clone of bounty hunter Jango Fett, whom he witnesses die at the hands of Mace Windu during the Battle of Geonosis. During the Clone Wars, Boba swears vengeance against Windu and attempts to kill him, but is ultimately unsuccessful. With the war over, Boba becomes a bounty hunter in his own right, going on to work for Jabba the Hutt and Darth Vader. At Vader's behest, Boba tracks Han Solo and Princess Leia to Cloud City, where Han is frozen in carbonite, which allows Boba to take him to Jabba the Hutt and claim the bounty on Han's head. During Luke Skywalker's rescue of Han Solo, Boba is killed after falling into the sarlacc.
Rumored involvement in upcoming filmsEdit
On February 6, 2013, Entertainment Weekly reported that they had learned that The Walt Disney Company and Lucasfilm would be producing a stand-alone film about Boba Fett. Described as "a bounty hunter adventure with Boba Fett at the center of a rogue's gallery of galactic scum," the film would either be set between Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope and Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, or The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. There was no word on who would play Boba Fett, though EW did speculate that Temuera Morrison, who played Jango Fett, from whom Boba was cloned, is "still the right age for the part if his services were required."
On September 12, 2013, Disney's chief financial officer, Jay Rasulo, confirmed that the spinoffs would be "origin story films" based on different characters in the Star Wars mythos. If Boba Fett does appear in his own film, it is not clear what would be considered an origin story, as young Boba Fett and his origins were explored in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones.
Director Joe Johnston has also expressed interest in a Boba Fett film. During promotion for his film Captain America: The First Avengers in 2011, Johnston said, "I'm trying to get George [Lucas] to make a feature based on Boba Fett." When asked if he would direct the film, Johnston stated, "I would like to, it would be a lot of fun." Johnston once worked for Lucasfilm as a designer and visual effects artist in the original trilogy. In that capacity, he created the design of Boba Fett's armor. Despite Johnston's interest in such a film, there is no indication as to who would direct a Boba Fett spinoff.
Official canon appearancesEdit
- Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars
- Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (Special Edition version)
- Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (First canon appearance)
- Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 'Star Wars' spin-offs: A young Han Solo movie, and a Boba Fett film -- EXCLUSIVE on Entertainment Weekly
- ↑ ‘Star Wars’: The ‘Sky’s the Limit’ for Disney’s Spinoff Opportunities on Variety
- ↑ Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
- ↑ ‘Captain America’ Director Joe Johnston On A Possible ‘Boba Fett’ Movie on Screenrant