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New Star Wars spin-offs can include Yoda, Boba Fett, Jabba and Obi-Wan

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Jabba the Hutt Spin-off being considered by Lucasfilm

Source: ScreenRant

One of Lucasfilm’s next Star Wars spin-offs could star none other than the disgusting gangster himself, Jabba the Hutt. Since being acquired by Disney in 2012, Lucasfilm will soon have released three films as part of their Star Wars relaunch. The main saga films have been the anchor so far, but the relaunch also gave the studio a chance to spread their wings and do standalone films outside of the Skywalker Saga. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story proved that there is plenty of interest in seeing more films set in a galaxy far, far away, which is good news for the studios as it is just the start.

Han Solo will be the second spinoff film and we now know that the long-awaited Obi-Wan film is gearing up to be the third “Star Wars Story“. The reports about the Obi-Wan spin-off movie have brought with them updates on some of the other spin-offs that Lucasfilm has in early, early development right now. The list includes Boba Fett and Yoda solo films, as well as a movie about Jabba, it would seem.

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In Variety‘s writeup of the Obi-Wan news, they revealed that one of the other spinoff films being developed is a Jabba the Hutt story. With Jabba’s name and movie being included in a group of candidates, it is unclear what the level of interest is. This could be in the earliest of stages of development and never see the light of day, or it possible it could be the fourth standalone to hit theaters. All of that depends on how development continues from hereon out.

Jabba is a notoriously unlikable alien in the Star Wars universe, making him an odd choice to potentially get his own film. Lucasfilm has (so far) avoided going outside the box with its Star Wars spin-off movies, so a gangster-styled Star Wars film starring a despicable alien would make for an unexpected change of pace. However, if Lucasfilm was looking to branch out and embrace different genre with these standalones, then maybe Jabba actually has a chance.

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Even though there is a case to be made for Jabba and the underground world of the Star Wars universe he could help uncover, any future appearances are probably best kept for supporting roles. There are rumors Jabba will appear in the Han Solo movie in some capacity – and if a bounty hunter film starring Boba Fett ever happens, he would be a logical inclusion there, too.

While a Jabba the Hutt spin-off may never actually see the light of day, this news further illustrates Lucasfilm’s current interest in having these spinoff films feature established and/or fan-favorite characters (Han Solo) or revolve around important events (Rogue One). As the franchise continues, hopefully the vast universe at Lucasfilm’s hands will be more openly explored and give rise to true standalone adventures, in the process.

Yoda & Boba Fett movies being considered by Lucasfilm

Source: ScreenRant

A new report states that the previously-rumored Boba Fett and Yoda movies are still being considered by Lucasfilm. Ever since Disney bought Lucasfilm, they’ve been making a concerted effort to spin out as many characters and stories as possible from the Skywalker Saga. Across TV, books, comics, and games, new adventures in the galaxy far, far away have fleshed out the Star Wars canon and helped to fill the void left by the Expanded Universe. On the film side of things, this has meant three proposed anthology/spin-off films that are meant to debut in the years without an Episode.

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Last year, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story kicked things off with a bang, emboldening Lucasfilm in their efforts. Next year, Han Solo will once again use the prequel format to explore areas from the past of the franchise. And while we were told earlier this year that future films wouldn’t rely on Legacy elements, that’s quickly proven to be untrue. After months of speculation, it’s now being reported that an Obi-Wan spin-off/prequel is in the works – and it appears he may not be alone.

As part of the story on the Obi-Wan film, THR is reporting that Lucasfilm is pursuing Yoda and Boba Fett spin-offs. Like Han Solo and the Obi-Wan movie, these would be prequels of course, but no other information on the potential films is known at this time.

Star Wars fans will likely recall that neither of these proposed films is coming out of the blue. A Boba Fett film was long planned to be one of the new anthology films, with Josh Trank even completing a Boba Fett test sizzle reel. After the disaster that was Fantastic Four (2015), however, Lucasfilm and Trank parted ways and the film was apparently shelved. Given the popularity of the Mandalorian bounty hunter, it’s no surprise that Lucasfilm are still pursing a Boba Fett film, even if it does prevent new stories from being explored.

Meanwhile, a Yoda film has been rumored since back in 2013, though there’s been much less progress than with the Boba Fett movie. Still, Yoda is a popular character who lived for nearly 900 years. The adventures he’s been on and the lives he’s touched could allow Lucasfilm to root a story with a familiar character while exploring a time and place we’ve never seen. Frank Oz is also still alive and working, so being able to bring back the character’s key voice actor makes the film an even more exciting prospect.

In the meantime, next summer’s Han Solo and this year’s Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi will continue to explore new avenues within the Star Wars universe. And if those films are as successful as previous installments in the franchise have been, then the Boba Fett and Yoda movies could become a reality.

Obi-Wan movie in the works from Billy Elliot director

Source: ScreenRant

Lucasfilm is in the early stages of developing an Obi-Wan Kenobi standalone movie, with Oscar-nominated director Stephan Daldry (Billy Elliot) in talks to call the shots. As many fans know by now, Lucasfilm is expanding their immensely popular Star Wars film franchise with a series of spin-off films that compliment the main episodes of the Skywalker family saga. Last year, Rogue One proved their was an audience for Star Wars anthologies, and Ron Howard’s young Han Solo movie remains on track for a May 2018 release. It’s long been presumed a third standalone would be part of the slate, with Obi-Wan Kenobi’s return heavily speculated.

Fans were tipped off earlier this year, when an alleged outline of Disney’s post-Episode IX plans made waves online. Among the many topics discussed was Obi-Wan, which viewers have been clamoring for ever since the Mouse House acquired Lucasfilm. McGregor is widely seen as one of the best aspects of the often-maligned prequel trilogy, and many wanted to see the actor get another shot at Star Wars glory. McGregor has frequently stated he would happily return if asked, so there’s much excitement surrounding this project already.

According to THR, Daldry is in “early talks” to direct Obi-Wan. There currently is not a script in place, and in typical Lucasfilm fashion, plot details are firmly under wraps. No release date is targeted yet. Interestingly enough, it is not known right now if McGregor will reprise Obi-Wan, but at this point it would be a surprise if he didn’t come back. The actor’s take on the Jedi Knight is well-received, and there has been a groundswell of support for McGregor for years. With the film in the initial stages of development, one would think he’d join the project shortly.

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Daldry, a veteran of dramas such as The Hours and The Reader is an interesting choice for director, but from a certain point of view, a case can be made for him. Considering Obi-Wan takes place in the years between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, there’s a chance it’s a smaller, more character-driven work than previous Star Wars films. Additionally, Lucasfilm is still dealing with the aftermath of the Phil Lord and Chris Miller fiasco on Han Solo, so working with a veteran helmsman who has a steady hand behind the camera is certainly appealing. It will be interesting to see how this all comes together – especially considering the production woes the first two Star Wars spin-offs saw.

With Obi-Wan in the works, many fans will be wondering when they can expect to see it in theaters. Lucasfilm has a full plate on their hands right now, with three more Star Wars movies and Indiana Jones 5 all officially scheduled from now through 2020. Unlike Disney brethren Marvel, they seem to be in the business of doing one movie per year, so it’s possible viewers won’t be reacquainted with Kenobi until 2021 at the earliest.

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Star Wars Celebration reveals Boba Fett and Captain Rex mysteries

Source: The Hollywood Reporter and ScreenRant

Though Star Wars Rebels executive producer Dave Filoni and Lucasfilm’s Pablo Hidalgo are both customarily tight-lipped when it comes to the secrets of the Star Wars universe, they did find it in their hearts to provide a couple of fun reveals Thursday at their Animated Origins and Unexpected Fates panel at Star Wars Celebration 2017 in Orlando. 

Captain Rex in Return of the Jedi

To start with — with very little fanfare, which is customary for both of these cheeky Star Wars masterminds — they casually threw up onscreen a piece of concept art from the upcoming season of Star Wars Rebels. In it was featured the character of Rex, but instead of being dressed in his customary Clone Trooper armor, he sported a green and tan camouflage jacket — garb that was undeniably similar to that worn by the Rebel strike force that destroyed the Empire’s shield generator in Return of the Jedi

And though this may’ve seem inconsequential, it actually confirmed what had long been a fan-favorite rumor: The white-bearded Rebel that helped to defeat the Empire on Endor was in fact Rex the Clone Trooper.

Filoni and Hidalgo then went on to introduce an unfinished scene from their canceled-too-soon TV show, Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Even as the animation remained rough and incomplete, the scene itself still carried in it an exciting reveal.

How did Boba Fett’s helmet get that iconic dent?

The deleted scene from Star Wars: The Clone Wars reveals how Boba Fett’s helmet was damaged, solving this particular mystery. Even a novice Star Wars fan is aware of the legend of Boba Fett, the character who started out as little more than a background player in the events of the Original Trilogy, whose design and overall vibe led to him becoming a fan-favorite character.

Dave Filoni and Pablo Hidalgo, the duo revealed an unfinished scene featuring Boba Fett and none other than the villainous Cad Bane from The Clone Wars series. While the actual clip has not yet been officially released online, the scene began with Fett having a confrontation with Bane, after the latter had captured some of Fett’s friends. With no peaceful way to resolve the situation, the two bounty hunters engage in a The Good, the Bad, and The Ugly-style standoff that would make Sergio Leone proud, with both Fett and Bane circling each other, blasters at their hip.

Suddenly, the two combatants both draw their weapons at the same time, firing and blasting each other backward. While Filoni and Hidalgo declined to reveal the fate of Bane at the end of the confrontation, the clip did very clearly reveal that it was Cad Bane responsible for the infamous dent near the top of Boba Fett’s helmet.

While fans know (or at least “supposedly know”) what happened to Boba Fett, one of the biggest questions that they’ve had ever since The Clone Wars premiered its final episodes on Netflix was what ended up happening to Cad Bane. To the credit of Filoni and all involved, by the time the series had ended Bane became one of the most beloved characters on the show.

A gunslinger with an especially ruthless edge, Bane has left a mark in a universe that’s lasted much longer than The Clone Wars did. So while Filoni and co. don’t quite confirm whether or not he was killed as a result of this duel with Boba, it’s certainly an interesting possibility to consider. Not only would it be a fitting end for a character who, in his simplest form is a callback to Old Westerns, but it would only further illustrate how effective a bounty hunter Boba Fett went on to become after The Clone Wars. After all, it’s not just any man who can pick a fight with Cad Bane and walk away relatively unharmed, let alone the clear winner.

Boba Fett Escapes the Sarlacc Pit by Kyle Petchock

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During the Battle of the Great Pit of Carkoon, Boba Fett fought against the group of Rebel rescuers. He was inadvertently knocked into the mouth of the Sarlacc by Han Solo. Though no one in recorded history had ever escaped from the Sarlacc, Fett was able to escape, though not unscathed. Thanks to his iron will and Mandalorian armor, he was able to fight his way out of the beast’s belly. Back in action, he resumed his work as a bounty hunter. Source: Star Wars Wikia.

Boba Fett was going to be Return of the Jedi’s main villain

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Movies can go through many changes before making it to the big screen, especially when they’re as complex and story-driven as the Star Wars movies. Star Wars: The Force Awakens, for instance, had a substantially different plot before an injury befell Harrison Ford and caused a major rewrite favoring newer characters over old.

The original trilogy was not immune from such major changes, either. While much has been said about how many changes George Lucas has made to the films after their release, there were even bigger changes made before they hit theaters.

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Speaking to Inverse, Lucasfilm’s first fan relations officer Craig Miller discussed some of the major changes that occurred between George Lucas’s original conception of the first Star Wars movies and their final versions. Among them: Boba Fett was set to be the main villain of the third movie, which eventually became Return of the Jedi:

“Originally Boba Fett was set up in Empire as a character, and the third movie’s plot was going to be more about Boba Fett rescuing Han Solo and all of that. Boba was gonna be the main villain… That was set up, why he was taking Han Solo away, why there was a thing with him in the Christmas special.”

So why did Boba get pushed to the sidelines in the final version of the movie? According to Miller, it was to move up events that were supposed to happen much later in the Star Wars timeline:

“When George decided not to make a third trilogy, he completely jettisoned that story line, which is why in the first ten minutes, Boba Fett gets bumped into and falls into the mouth of a giant monster. So he took what was planned for the third trilogy, which was the confrontation between Luke and Darth Vader, and the battle with the Emperor, and that got squished down from three movies to one movie. And that became the plot of Jedi.”

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Boba Fett in the restaured Han and Jabba scene for the DVD release of A New Hope.

The “third trilogy” comment is not a typo. While the original run of Star Wars films prior to its prequels was eventually limited to three movies, Miller says Lucas had a much grander scheme in mind involving not just three, but 12 whole movies:

“At first there was one film, and then George originally announced that it was one of 12, and there were going to be 12, and then that changed to, oh there was never 12, there was only 9, and he was going to make 9. And then during all of it, George kind of lost interest in continuing it… While we were working on The Empire Strikes Back, George decided he was going to complete the first film trilogy and that would be it.”

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Boba Fett to Vader’s order of “no disintegration”, in The Empire Strikes Back: “As you wish.”

The Star Wars universe as we know it today would certainly be vastly different if the original trilogy had been expanded to a 12-part series of films. As it stands, even with the prequels and The Force Awakens only seven movies have been released so far. The interview with Miller is interesting both as a look at what could have been and as a look at how spoilers were avoided by planting rumors about plot points that were never meant to be. But mostly, it’s a giant tease for die-hard fans of cinema’s most iconic intergalactic bounty hunter.

Boba Fett, a summary

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“Apart from his pay, which is considerable, Fett demanded only one thing: an unaltered clone for himself. Curious, isn’t it?”
― Lama Su, to Obi-Wan Kenobi, about Boba Fett’s creation

Source: StarWarsWikia.Com

Young_Boba_on_KaminoBoba Fett was a male human bounty hunter, and the genetic clone of infamous bounty hunter Jango Fett. Boba was created by the cloners on Kamino and was physically identical to the clone troopers created for the Grand Army of the Republic, though Boba was unaltered and did not grow at the same accelerated rate as the other Jango clones. Raised as Jango’s son, Boba learned the combat skills necessary to one day become a bounty hunter in his own right.

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Boba cradles his father’s helmet, swearing vengeance against the Jedi who killed Jango.

Jango was killed during the Battle of Geonosis, which sparked theClone Wars between the Galactic Republic and the Confederacy of Independent Systems. The young boy swore vengeance against Jedi Master Mace Windu, who killed Jango, and teamed with a group of bounty hunters that included Aurra Sing and Bossk. Their plot to kill Windu failed, and Boba realized that he had gone too far in trying to kill the Jedi Master—but he vowed never to forgive Windu. After serving a brief prison sentence, Boba formed a team of bounty hunters and took on a number of missions.

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Boba Fett follows the Millennium Falcon in The Empire Strikes Back.

After the rise of the Galactic Empire, Boba gained a reputation as one of the galaxy’s deadliest bounty hunters. His distinctive Mandalorian armor helped keep stories about the Mandalorians alive in the galaxy after the Empire’s subjugation of the planet Mandalore. By the time of the Galactic Civil War, Boba worked for Jabba the Hutt. Shortly after theBattle of Hoth, Boba and other bounty hunters were gathered by Darth Vader, the Dark Lord of the Sith, to locate Han Solo and the Millennium Falcon, hoping to use them to lure Luke Skywalker into a trap. The plot was successful, and Boba took Solo, who was frozen in carbonite, to Tatooine to collect the bounty that Jabba had placed on him.

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Untitled-1Boba Fett in Return of the Jedi: feed the Sarlacc? No, he doesn’t. There’s a theory saying Boba has survived the toxins inside Sarlacc and escaped, thanks to his Mandalorian armor.

After Solo’s friends in the Alliance to Restore the Republic mounted arescue on Tatooine, a battle broke out over the Great Pit of Carkoon. Boba fought against the Rebel rescuers and was inadvertently knocked into the Sarlacc.

A man of a few words

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In the original version for The Empire Strikes Back, Boba Fett was played by actor Jeremy Bulloch and voiced by Jason Wingreen. For the DVD release of The Empire Strikes Back in 2004, his voice was dubbed by Temuera Morrison, who played Jango Fett in Attack of the Clones – maybe because Lucasfilms artists thought if  Boba was a clone of his father Jango, both would have the same voice. Click here if you want to ear Jason Wingreen original voice for Boba Fett in The Empire Strikes Back.

Here are the complete quotes for Boba Fett in The Empire Strikes Back. Or how to be a badass with a few lines of dialogue.

“As you wish.”

“He’s no good to me dead.”

“What if he doesn’t survive? He’s worth a lot to me.”

“Put Captain Solo in the cargo hold.”

Boba Fett also has a “Wilhelm” scream as he falls into the Sarlacc. Some consider this the fifth line. Check out below all screen time for Boba Fett in the original version for The Empire Strikes Back:

1st appearance (1:05:16 – 1:05:57) is 41 seconds for the scene with all the bounty hunters standing and being addressed by Vader. Boba Fett says to Vader, “As you wish.”

2nd appearance (1:15:43 – 1:15:57) is 14 seconds, with 8 of these seconds being only his ship. This is the scene in which Boba Fett flies his ship after the Falcon.

3rd appearance (1:27:30 – 1:27:56) is 26 seconds. This is the scene in which Han fires his blaster at Vader, where he says “We would be honored if you would join us.”

4th appearance (1:29:41 – 1:30:28) is 47 seconds. This is the scene in which Han is tortured. Boba Fett says to Vader, “He’s no good to me dead.”

5th appearance (1:33:34 – 1:36:58) is 3 minutes 24 seconds. This is the scene in which Han is frozen. Boba Fett was going to fire at Chewbacca until stopped by Vader. Boba Fett says to Vader, “What if he doesn’t survive? He’s worth a lot to me.”

6th appearance (1:37:37 – 1:38:10) is 43 seconds. In this scene Boba Fett fires 4 blasts at Luke.

7th appearance (1:41:45 – 1:41:57) is 12 seconds. In this scene Han is put in Boba Fett’s ship. Boba Fett says to his Cloud City helper: “Put Captain Solo in the cargo hold.”

8th appearance (1:42:26 – 1:42:31) is 5 seconds. This scene shows only Boba Fett’s ship as it flies away.

Boba Fett’s 4 lines consist of 5 sentences total. All but the last line is spoken to Darth Vader. Boba Fett’s lines total 27 words. Boba Fett’s screen time is 6 minutes 32 seconds, where 13 seconds of which is his ship only. Only one scene is over 1 minute long. The second longest scene is 47 seconds long.