CAPTAIN AMERICA Director Wants George Lucas to Make STAR WARS Spin-Off Film About Boba Fett
Published: July 17, 2011 - 6:23am
The most popular bounty hunter from a galaxy far, far away may get his own film, if it was up to the character's co-creator -- and filmmaker -- Joe Johnston.
Boba Fett is a fictional bounty hunter in the widely popular Star Wars universe who was hired by Darth Vader to find the Millennium Falcon spaceship in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. His personal motivation to take the job was to capture the ship's pilot Han Solo (Harrison Ford) who had a bounty placed on his head by Tatooine gangster Jabba the Hutt. During one of the first scenes in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, Fett met his quick and accidental demise -- a minor plot point that was later retconned in the Star Wars Expanded Universe novels and comics series.
Though he had very little screen time in both films, Boba Fett quickly rose to cult popularity and is now one of the most recognizable Star Wars characters. His background and childhood were expanded upon in the prequel film Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones.
During a recent interview pertaining to his new film Captain America: The First Avenger, director Joe Johnston revealed his desire to see a new Star Wars based-film realized with Fett as the title character, "I’m trying to get George [Lucas] to make a feature based on Boba Fett.”
These words would bear little relevance if it weren't for the fact that Johnston is the credited co-creator of Boba Fett and as Lucas' designer and visual effects art director for the first three Star Wars films; going as far as to attend the University of Southern California's film school -- Lucas' alma mater -- based upon the veteran director's urging. Unfortunately for fans of The Fett, there's no word yet whether this project will ever, officially, come to pass.