Lawrence Kasdan reportedly writing Boba Fett movie

News Simon Brew 12 Jun 2014 - 06:19
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The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Episode VII co-writer is reportedly writing the planned Boba Fett movie...

Here's what we know about the collection of new Star Wars films thus far. JJ Abrams is currently shooting Star Wars: Episode VII. Gareth Edwards, of Godzilla and Monsters fame, has been hired to direct one of the planned spin-off movies, which Gary Whitta has signed up to write. And then Chronicle's Josh Trank has been snapped up to direct a further spin-off film.

The spin-offs are set to be films that centre on specific characters within the Star Wars universe, with Boba Fett, Solo and Red Five reportedly lined up. And it's now being rumoured that Lawrence Kasdan - who's already co-written Star Wars: Episode VII - has penned the script for the Boba Fett movie.

SchmoesKnow broke the news, quoting one of its usually reliable sources as saying that "Kasdan has written a version of the movie". Whether this is the same one that Gareth Edwards and Gary Whitta are developing is unclear. They may be on a different spin-off movie, or Whitta may be working on Kasdan for the script for Boba Fett. Either way, Kasdan and Boba Fett seem to be linked somewhere along the line.

The report also notes that Kasdan may be dipping into the Star Wars Expanded Universe for his Boba Fett screenplay, which has been a part of the Star Wars empire generally regarded as non-canon. That said, there'd be nothing to stop Kasdan using themes from one of said stories, and wrapping it into a firm part of the Star Wars movie world.

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Now that's some good news! Finally looking forward to the Boba spin-off. :) Let's just hope that good ole Lawrence didn't lose any of his edge over the last decades.

Boba Fett, possibly the most over rated character in Sci-Fi. He does practically nothing in Empire and dies like a little B*tch in RoJ by falling into the Sarlacc.

I totally agree with this. I am the biggest SW fan, yet I've never understood the love for Boba Fett - he's sh!t and dull! Even Jango Fett was a waste of time, got taken out far too easily!

He looks cool...Has a cool spaceship...had a cool voice (had!!!!!!)

Of course Ep2 totally ruined all of that...but hey.........What is this ep2????

To me, Boba Fett was the epitome of the man rendered impotent once his over-reliance upon technology was removed. He sneaks about in TESB, poses with his gun, and comes completely unstuck in ROTJ when knocked out on the skiff (seems to have been concussed by his own helmet), then is defeated by a flailing blind-man despite possessing hi-tech helmet sensor equipment. A big-time loser. Wish he could now RIP like his clone-dad ;)

Finally people who share my feeling ! It's not even that I don't like him, he's just very forgettable, he does almost nothing.

agreed I dont see why the love for him! Ill be interested as its Star Wars but no love for him as a character from me - he was always a bit part!

although if they tap into Mandalorian lore i will be well pleased

Sounds boring - unless it's a way to have a film concentrating on all the various Bounty Hunters, one of whom happens to be Fett.

Hopefully it will open with the scene (from the books I believe) in which Fett climbs out of the Sarlacc pit (something to do with Mandalorian armour being undigestible?) and lobs a grenade into it.

Sometimes its just about how cool you look.

I plan to reedit all the Boba Fett footage with Jar Jar's voice.

He found Han Solo for Vader.

The point is not that Boba Fett just stood around and did nothing.
It's that Boba Fett just stood around and did nothing COOLER than any other film character who just stood around and did nothing.

Which is an accomplishent in itself, really. :P

As long as they don't give him that stupid voice over from the prequels then it could work.

Hope there are disintegrations

Yeah the SW universe books on Fett are actually really good

Also agree.

He had SUCH a small role as well in the original trilogy, I never understood the love for him either.

I want to see a Princess Leia in a gold bikini spin off.

Well, the lovely Carrie Fisher is 57. The delicious Natalie Portman, on the other hand, is 33. You choose. I don't give a stuff either way, I've got my Wookie porn.

Had the prequels not happened I'd be into this. but screw that stupid origin. The mystery and the armour were the combination of cool. Just another thing the prequels managed to ruin.

"What'sa if he no survive'n? He's a worth a big big to mesa!"

Exactly, and that is all due to Lucas's idiocy. Boba Fett can, and hopefully will be, an actual bad ass if this story is true.

I agree too, I actually went through a phase of liking the Imperial TIE pilots more than I ever liked that guy, no kidding. I SO wanted an action figure of one of them.

But still I'm intrigued about this film. Maybe if done right it could show a load of people that this character can shine. or something.

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If Fett removed his helmet and it turned out to be Mandy from '24' he - or rather she - would automatically become the coolest character ever!!!

MILF gold bikini porn? Padme psycho Swan self love? There is a great disturbance in the Force right there....

Aaahhh, and you thoguht Lucas was excessively pimping "Star Wars", you ain't seen nothin' yet.

As for a Boba Fett movie, given who played his clone original, maybe this movie will have Boba beat his wife while his best friend secretly molests his daughter.

See what I did there? See what I did there?

But what's this?:
"The report also notes that Kasdan may be dipping into the Star Wars
Expanded Universe for his Boba Fett screenplay, which has been a part
of the Star Wars empire generally regarded as non-canon. That
said, there'd be nothing to stop Kasdan using themes from one of said
stories, and wrapping it into a firm part of the Star Wars
movie world."

Wouldn't he need the authors' permission to use their ideas?

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