by BFFC Admin • Published March 7, 2014 • no comments
All of the final season of “The Clone Wars,” coined “The Lost Missions,” is premiering right now on Netflix.
Who’s watching all episodes in one sitting — aka binge-watching — and who’s going to be the first person to let us know if and where they brought back Boba Fett?
Update 3/7/2014 12:50am PST: We did. Despite the synopsis for Season 6 Episode 5 “An Old Friend” mentioning that there’s a bounty hunter (who we quickly see isn’t Boba), we skimmed all episodes very quickly and did NOT see Young Boba. No cameo is unfortunate.
Young Boba Fett, voiced by Daniel Logan, last appeared in Season 4. His storyline was not wrapped up, leaving unanswered questions. Check out the episode breakdown on Fettpedia.
by BFFC Admin • Published February 17, 2014 • 4 comments
Here is the character unmasked on the far left:
Over at Star Wars Report, the site by Aaron Goins, we hear her name is Sabine and she is one of six Rebels. Over in “The Clone Wars” animated series, we didn’t see Mandalorians on the side of the Republic heroes. Despite the similarities between shows, they’re apparently parting ways in terms of direction and storyline.
UPDATE: The Hollywood Reporter got an exclusive video care of Lucasfilm, which highlights more about the character, who also happens to be a graffiti artist:
What do you think?
by BFFC Admin • Published February 13, 2014 • 2 comments
Game Informer has a great write-up today on the downfall of “Star Wars 1313″ and LucasArts, headlined “Fall Of The Empire: How Inner Turmoil Brought Down LucasArts.” Here’s a relevant excerpt about Boba Fett in particular being a direct request by George Lucas, although it was after the game was already being talked about:
One of Lucas’ most crushing curveballs came weeks before the game was announced. He didn’t want the protagonist to be a fresh face; he wanted it to be Boba Fett. Without any working Boba Fett assets ready for the announcement, the team members who unveiled the project to the press during 2012’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, had to play dumb. They lied when asked directly about it, unable to mention anything about the iconic bounty hunter being the lead.
The new direction for the game brought the title change of Star Wars: 1313, a name which Star Wars fans immediately connected to Boba Fett since he used the alias CT-1313 in the novel Boba Fett: Maze of Deception. The game was well received at E3, drawing many comparisons to the Uncharted series, the same franchise that essentially landed the killing blow on Indiana Jones.
Read the whole article at GameInformer.com.
“Star Wars 1313″ was abandoned after Disney bought Lucasfilm and there are no plans for it to be continued through to release.
by BFFC Admin • Published February 12, 2014 • 4 comments
A writer known as derf_vader — whose work got picked up on the front page of io9 — explores the idea of the comic series “Twin Engines of Destruction” as a storyline. This was first published in 1996 and was written by Andy Mangels, who came up with the alias for Boba Fett, “Jaster Mereel,” as well as the backstory that Fett was a journeyman protector. (Now, this story has since been re-written, accommodating the Episode II origin story that came in 2002.) Here’s an excerpt from the article, focusing on the Jodo Kast vs. Boba Fett story:
Can fans appreciate a story with two anti-heroes facing off? Can fans appreciate a story where the only time you see the protagonist’s face it is a scarred mess? Boba Fett probably never smiles, but you can still feel the smug emanating from behind that mask. … No matter what, fans are going to be divided about a Boba Fett movie. Why not give them two Boba Fetts to be divided about? And as far as EU goes, this is likely one of the cleanest stories that can be told cinematically without making a mess of so-called canon.
Read the whole article on io9.com.
Now let’s put this into some context. A Boba Fett spin-off film is still just rumored. It’s been a whole month since Latino Review believes Joe Johnston and Lawrence Kasdan are doing the rumored Boba Fett spin-off film. And it’s been a month and a half since Jon Schnepp said “for a fact” that one spin-off film is about Boba Fett. Despite follow up queries to everyone, nobody echoed these claims en masse.
Expanding upon possible plots is something we like to publish — see here, here, here, here, and here — whew! We’re also keen on sharing that more than one director has been vocal about taking on a Boba Fett film, such as Robert Rodriguez and Joe Johnston.
What are your thoughts on a “Twin Engines” plotline?
by BFFC Admin • Published February 11, 2014 • 1 comment
As luck has it, the Official Star Wars website updated with an e-card this year, which we’ve now added.
Any feedback, including additions to our guide, is always appreciated.
by BFFC Admin • Published January 28, 2014 • 2 comments
Who all caught Robot Chicken’s Breckin Meyer on The Conan O’Brien Show last night talking about his Boba Fett impression with Conan and Bill Hader?
Here’s an official link with the clip, which should be available for at least a day. It’s noted that the embed works in “Select Nations Only,” which means in the FAQ, “Sadly, not viewable in various countries, including Canada, Australia and Ireland.” Below is a transcript.
O’Brien: Are there any voices that you get to do?
Meyer: Well, I get to do Boba Fett, which is like the dream, well, unless J.J. calls — by the way, you can — but, uh…
O’Brien: This is the show where we’re auditioning people.
Meyer: I assume I’m not going to be playing Boba Fett, so this might be the only platform in which I can do it. I made Boba Fett just sound as I thought he always would, which is just… I’m really cool and I got no problems at all. You know, just going into my ship, the Slave I, right now. Me and the frozen Solo are going to take a trip down to Happy Land. So, just going that way.
O’Brien: So you’re Boba Fett’s a guy who just does it really laid back.
Meyer: He’s really sexy. (Laughs.) In case you don’t know, that’s my sexy voice. When he gets into it, he goes so, we’re going to do this?
O’Brien: That’s a terrible voice.
Meyer: That’s a super sexy voice. I beg to differ. So, anyway…
O’Brien: I thought you and I were going to get it on.
O’Brien: And I do mean get it on.
Meyer: There’s another chick in the tub if you’re down. Like that. Doesn’t that sound sexy?
O’Brien: No, that’s awful.
Meyer: Really? Sounds just like my dad, so…
O’Brien: Well, that’s how we all define sexy.
Meyer: That’s my dad.
Robot Chicken has had three Star Wars themed episodes, all of which include at least a short scene with Boba Fett, voiced by Breckin Meyer. The series was created by Seth Green, who is known to be a big Boba Fett fan. Learn more about the skits/scenes on our Fettpedia wiki.
by BFFC Admin • Published January 27, 2014 • 5 comments
Calum Jones is a freelance photographer based in London who has created an on-going series of popular Star Wars photos on Instagram, featuring original compositions that go beyond the film. Just action figures and some digital effects, they look almost right out of the film itself. Several of his shots feature Boba Fett and, here at the Boba Fett Fan Club, we reached out to ask some questions about his work.
How did you start this series particular of Star Wars photos?
Calum Jones: For a long time, I’d been posing and setting up figures for fun, but back in April last year, my sister suggested I should take some shots of them and post them on Instagram. Originally I would set the figures up in front of a still image of the films on my TV and take a shot, I’ve since moved on to compositing, for the most part to get greater freedom over the kind of images I produce.
What’s your creative process? How do you come up with new layouts or scenes? Do you shoot one setup from multiple angles?
CJ: I’ve been a Star Wars fan since I saw the original back in ’77. Although I sometimes try and recreate parts of the films, I like drawing on my imagination to guess what might have happened in between the scenes or depict original scenarios with the characters that still feel like the movies! I try and capture the spirit of Star wars but also the fun I used to have playing with my toys as a kid, creating my own adventures!
I tend to come up with the idea and then work on it in my head. Once I have the idea and the angle I’d like to shoot from, I draw a rough concept sketch. I lay it out a lot like a panel from a storyboard or comic book.
What’s your technical process? One fan commented that he did a double take: are these photos or composites with Photoshopping?
CJ: Once I know what I want to shoot, I work on posing the figures, trying to create body language, usually a balance of natural and dynamic. Then I shoot the elements I want to put in the picture. I shoot them together and separately with multiple focus points using the camera on my cell phone using natural light. I then composite them onto a background I construct using elements of stills from the films and some digital painting. This and any special effects are performed in Photoshop.
Which works are your personal favorite? Which ones have been most popular on Instagram or elsewhere?
CJ: To date the most well received images have been of Boba Fett! You know better than I do the magnetic appeal this character has for people! I’ve really enjoyed creating shots with the new Black Series 6-inch version of the bounty hunter…. it’s such seriously cool figure and the matte plastic makes it very nice to photograph!
I’m reminded of Cedric Delsaux’s series called Dark Lens, where he photographed Star Wars characters in underground Paris, which led to a hard cover coffee table book. They also seem ripe for formal prints, as some artists do via Etsy and other platforms. What’s on the horizon for this series, both online and — perhaps — offline?
CJ: I guess it’s the dream of every fan to want to put their Star Wars brain to work for the franchise and I’m no different! I’ve yet to take a commercial approach with it, but I am more than open to offers of any kind! The thought of seeing these shots collected in a book is too awesome for words!
by BFFC Admin • Published January 16, 2014 • 22 comments
In an article posted right now at Latino Review, columist Kellvin Chavez claims to have a scoop on the rumored Boba Fett film.
Since as early as 2011, we’ve had Joe Johnston expressing interest. Johnston, who originally designed Boba Fett and is now a major film director, has shown interest in the Star Wars films. He has also recently done “sketchbook” auctions, such as one he drew showing Boba Fett on a speeder bike.
Buried in Chavez’s article touching on three other points, he touts two things that are considered new rumors, although under this source: “wouldn’t you like to know.” The typo “Bobba” doesn’t help here, so be advised.
To counter-act the prequels, the Boba Fett spin-off movie planned for 2018 has an interesting twist pitched by Episode VII writer Lawrence Kasdan: the spin-off will start with a complete stranger killing Boba Fett and taking his armor, starting a Man-With-No-Name bounty hunter tale. So: someone kills the Boba Fett from the prequels and takes his armor and name. One this is for certain is that Kasdan didn’t like the prequel and wants no Bobba Fett Clone in the spin-off film.
Sounds a lot like a Western and it sounds like it could restore a fan-favorite character that was totally a little boy with thousands of versions of his father running around. Or it could just be a lot of stupid rib-elbowing about this stranger doomed to fall into a Sarlaac pit in the most anti-climatic franchise exit ever.
Lastly I was told by 3 sources, reps etc, etc…(so call who ever you want) that Captain American director Joe Johnston is on top of the list to direct the spin-off, which makes sort of sense since he began his career as a concept artist and effects technician on the first Star Wars film. REMEMBER NOW before you all go and say he’s directing the project, I never said he has the job, just that he’s on top of the list, lets get that perfectly clear.
There’s a lot of rumors buried in here:
What do you think? Comment over at Latino Review or right here at the Boba Fett Fan Club.
This rumor comes on the heels of words two weeks ago from director Jon Schnepp, who guested on AMC Movie Talk, saying “for a fact” he knows Lawrence Kasdan is writing a Boba Fett spin-off film. We followed up with him multiple times for further clarification, but none of our outreach was returned. Kasdan is currently only officially confirmed to be writing Star Wars Episode 7, which may or may not include Boba Fett at all.
(Extra hat tip to PJ Campbell who gave a shout out to this and also the Schnepp news.)
by BFFC Admin • Published January 9, 2014 • 14 comments
Expect a re-launch of the Star Wars universe — according to Disney’s Lucasfilm — for 2015. Hand-in-hand with Disney’s Marvel helming the comic book account, there’s a new keeper of records.
For example, how did Boba Fett escape? There have been several stories of how Boba Fett got out of the Sarlacc. Jawas, Dengar, and other storylines from comics and books expanded the universe. Now, it appears things will be more exact.
In case you don’t yet know the term “canon,” for fiction it refers to what is official.
Here’s an excerpt from io9:
The Expanded Universe as we knew it will soon be no more. Disney has created a special committee whose job it will be to figure out what is and isn’t part of a complete Star Wars canon — meaning all the EU material created over the years will be judged, and either become official or deemed invalid.
Furthermore, this means at some point all new Star Wars spin-offs will matter, because they will all be official. I don’t know how I feel about that.
The Story Group, as its called, includes Leland Chee, who has been Lucasfilm’s “Keeper of the Holocron,” the in-house database of everything Star Wars.
More investigation care of The Hollywood Reporter:
Leland Chee, who works with Lucasfilm’s story group, has been tweeting about changes to the way that Lucasfilm approaches Star Wars canon in the future. “Star Wars Canon is now determined by the Lucasfilm Story Group which [Pablo Hidalgo] and I are both a part of,” Chee tweeted on Sunday.
by BFFC Admin • Published January 5, 2014 • 1 comment
Tonight’s episode features Homer building a movie theater in his back yard and showing pirated copies of current movies to his neighbors. One movie is “Cosmic Wars Episode VII” which was he claims was leaked by a disgruntled effects artist. Right after the scroll Sideshow Mel stands up and exclaims “My childhood has been unruined!!!” Mandalorians, or characters who look very much like Boba Fett, make an appearance.
“Steal This Episode” (Season 25, Episode 539) is written by J. Stewart Burns and directed by Matthew Nastuk.
This is the third episode of The Simpsons to include a Fett reference. Check out the details on our knowledge base, Fettpedia.
(Hat tip to BFFC longtime fan, Scott Casanova, for the head’s up and the screenshots!)
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