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J.W. Rinzler Confirms George Lucas: Boba Fett Survived the Sarlacc

Published July 16, 2014 by BFFC AaronComments 20 comments

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Moments ago, Jonathan Rinzler, Star Wars scholar and Lucasfilm historian, was asked today on his Reddit AMA if Boba Fett survives the Sarlacc:

Yes, he does. I have been in meetings with George [Lucas] where he confirms that Fett survived. If it comes from George then it’s true!”

See the comment for yourself.

(Helmet nod to Matt at Jedi News? for the head’s up!)

This confirms something we’ve heard — but less in the spotlight. Back in 2012 at Celebration VI, Lucas was recorded without his knowledge at an exhibit of Boba Fett fan-made helmets. In that video and our news report, Lucas says Boba Fett did not die.


Bradenton Marauders (Pittsburgh Pirates) Sporting a Boba Fett-Inspired Jersey This Saturday

Published July 15, 2014 by BFFC AaronComments 3 comments

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Head’s up: Saturday is Star Wars night for the Bradenton Marauders (Pittsburgh Pirates), who will wear this Boba Fett-inspired jersey for their Minor league baseball game at their Florida-based stadium, McKechnie Field. They’re playing the Clearwater Threshers (Philadelphia Phillies).

“The jerseys will be auctioned off in a silent auction held during the game to benefit the Center for Building Hope. Auction winners will be invited onto the field after the game to receive their jersey and have it autographed by the player or coach wearing it.

Beloved characters such as R2D2, Boba Fett, and more will be in attendance. The Marauders also encourage their fans to dress up as their favorite Star Wars characters. A costume contest will be held in the sixth inning to determine the best dressed.”

For more, visit their MILB.com article.


How the New Vinylmation Boba Fetts Sold Out So Quickly

Published July 6, 2014 by BFFC AaronComments 3 comments

July 4th marked the debut of the new Vinylmation Boba Fetts: one “Empire” and one “Prototype.” They were to be sold online and offline — at Disneyland (Anaheim, California) and Disneyworld (Orlando, Florida).

But, as word got around, this new collectible appeared to be quite a limited edition. The figures sold out in less than half a day online. We also stopped by D-Street in Downtown Disney (just outside Disneyland proper) where the inventory was nearly all gone in the first day as well.

We also touched base with fans via Twitter and heard about the status of D-Street outside Disneyworld (Orlando, Florida). Here are our findings:

  • Online
  • Disneyland (Anaheim, California)
    • D-Street @ Downtown Disney (outside the park)
      • July 4 11pm: < 100 remain according to our own visit there
      • July 6: “plenty in stock” according to @Marvelou5
    • Star Trader @ Disneyland (inside the park)
      • July 6: “plenty in stock” according to @Marvelou5
  • Disneyworld (Orlando, Florida)
    • D-Street @ Disneyworld

So, how did the new Vinylmation Boba Fetts sell out so quickly?

  1. We were told at D-Street that the limit was 25 per person. Yes, twenty-five per person. Who buys that many? Boutique toy stores and eBay hustlers looking to scalp the pricetag. When I asked more about this, the employee (who didn’t want us to include her name) said they had to escort some people out of the store after they dropped thousands of dollars. Each toy cost a mere $25 before tax.
  2. We were told by D-Street that the inventory behind their counter was all there would be: “No additional shipments — this is it.” So, this was clearly a very limited edition. It was unclear how many Disney stores carried the figure, especially D-Street which doesn’t require a ticket to Disneyland itself.
  3. We saw online at DisneyStore.com that you could buy four figures at a time. It was unclear how precise the process was to prevent multiple purchases. Did buyers just need a different credit card each time, or just a separate digital shopping cart? It’s unclear.
  4. We’re all aware that the Boba Fett figures aren’t mystery figures. They’re sitting on top of a second figure that’s boxed, but certainly less in demand. Unlike other Vinylmation Boba Fett figures released, which were mystery boxed and therefore much harder to bulk purchase.

With those points alone, you can see how this was ripe for problems. What are your thoughts?


Walgreens Exclusive “Prototype” Boba Fett Black Series Officially Confirmed

Published July 1, 2014 by BFFC AaronComments 6 comments

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The Official Star Wars website confirmed today that the rumored Walgreens exclusive Black Series Boba Fett is indeed coming this Fall 2014. The figure will also be a pre-order at this year’s San Diego Comic Con.

As some of our Facebook followers pointed out, this is a re-paint only and not a true sculpt of the “prototype” armor photographed in June 1978, prior to Boba Fett’s role in 1980′s The Empire Strikes Back.

Nevertheless, starwars.com had this to include:

While Boba Fett’s iconic Mandalorian armor has become one of the most famous designs in all of Star Wars, it started out with a very different color scheme. In early concept art by Ralph McQuarrie and Joe Johnston, seen in the gallery below, the bounty hunter was depicted wearing sleek, all-white armor. On June 28, 1978, Star Wars sound designer Ben Burtt and The Empire Strikes Back assistant film editor Duwayne Dunham debuted the costume with a test video, detailing its weaponry and functionality; the colors would later be developed to what has become Fett’s definitive look, but it all began with this early version.

Hasbro’s figure is a tribute to this important piece of Star Wars history and design — look for it exclusively at Walgreens this fall, with pre-orders opening at San Diego Comic-Con later this month!


IMDb “Announces” Temuera Morrison as Boba Fett on 2016 Stand-Alone Film Listing

Published June 20, 2014 by BFFC AaronComments 37 comments

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[Updated 7/9/2014: the cast info has now been wiped from IMDb, which may be either invalidity of those additions or wiping of early, yet-to-be-confirmed information.]

We’re the first website to report seeing Temuera Morrison listed as “Boba Fett” alongside the Gareth Edwards “Star Wars” stand-alone film on IMDb. Check it out.

We also see “announced” on IMDb’s page for Temuera Morrison. But that term is void of any further, literal announcement.

Two other actors, Mike Kasem and Mason Brett, are also listed on the page. One has many credits as a stuntman. Both of them are the same skin tone and also the same cheek/bone structure as the clones from the prequels.

Remember, IMDb (Internet Movie Database) is a mix of creator and user generated content, especially when it comes to future project records. However, unlike other sites, agents and managers can anonymously add to pages, which are then loosely vetted by IMDb’s staff. For example, on Daniel Logan’s IMDb page, his mention on the shelved TV series “Star Wars Underworld” at least gets tagged “rumored.” For the sake of journalistic integrity, well done, IMDb.

We believe this mention on IMDb is newsworthy but not a formal confirmation of either Morrison’s casting nor Edwards’ spin-off film being the still-rumored Boba Fett film.

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Database-driven credit listing sites, including MovieWeb (which currently lists Edwards’ film as the Boba Fett story despite no such confirmation of that at all), are in the business of jumping the gun. There is no other announcement being picked up anywhere online — at least to our knowledge upon investigating — that announced Temuera Morrison in a forthcoming Star Wars film, nor that the Gareth Edwards film is the rumored Boba Fett film.

If this information is eventually confirmed by Lucasfilm, this news would be the tip of the iceberg that confirms Boba Fett is in fact the subject of the first stand-alone feature film set for 2016. This would also debunk the Lawrence Kasdan script as being the material, since the first film has an officially confirmed director and screenwriter.

Morrison played Jango Fett in Star Wars Episode 2: Attack of the Clones. Jango is Boba Fett’s father.

(Helmet nod to @BitikoferAustin and @TheAutocons for the lead.)

Which director do you think is doing the rumored Boba Fett stand-alone film?
Total Votes: 83 Started: June 4, 2014 Back to Vote Screen

Here is our own recap of what Boba Fett-specific confirmations and rumors have come at what time and from where:

What do you think of this latest rumor?


Lawrence Kasdan “Scoop” Alongside Rumored Boba Fett Film Hits Blogosphere Again

Published June 12, 2014 by BFFC AaronComments 3 comments

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Here’s another recap of the latest from the rumor mill. Take one movie blog called Schmoes Know. Add one anonymous and seemingly random informant. Mix with thousands of followers on social media to re-tweet and re-post. And, without a doubt, you’ll have a boatload of hits for your website’s advertisers — and enjoy the buzz when picked up by Nerdist, Indie Wire, Screen Rant, MovieWeb, Comic Universe, et cetera…

Now, we love discussing rumors but we won’t pretend they are facts until we have confirmation. We here at the Boba Fett Fan Club — established online in 1996 — believe in journalistic integrity and point out facts from fiction. When we broke news of the cinematographer who is shooting Episode 7, we informed many other websites (not one like their alleged informant), we stood by our headline 100%, and we provided a whole lot of follow-up facts to our article. It’s unclear why there are so many rumors lately that skip over this key part of quality journalism: the definition of the word confirmation.

The site in question’s “hot scoop” addresses most of the well-known confirmations and rumors (which we independently document at the bottom of this article). But this blog buries their own informant’s actual information amid their own theories, such as the story may follow novels from the 1990′s, “Tales of the Bounty Hunters,” specifically the short story “The Last One Standing” written by Daniel Keys Moran. Now, we’ve done this (see here, here, here, here, and here), but clearly under the framework of theories and ideas.

Along with their headline ending in literally the punctuation “??!!,” this tells us there’s less credibility for this rumor, even though it follows up two rumors we heard in January 2014. Maybe they’re spot-on and this is accurate, but we’re not convinced by their reportage. There also isn’t anything new in the article, but just touting that they believe (via an unnamed informant) that Kasdan is indeed the writer of the still rumored, stand-alone Boba Fett film.

Kasdan, who penned both “Empire” and replaced the initial writer for Star Wars Episode 7, was first mentioned twice by separate places back in January 2014 — and nothing has come up since then. First, it was a director mentioning him on a webcast that he knew “for certain” that Kasdan was writing a script. Then, another site said they knew what the script was about: revising the whole Episode 2 storyline and pushing a “Western” themed storyline. Here in this latest “scoop,” there’s no new information at all — it’s literally an affirmation piece, although void of any authoritative or tangible evidence.

Still to this day, there is still zero official confirmation of a Boba Fett film.

Which director do you think is doing the rumored Boba Fett stand-alone film?
Total Votes: 83 Started: June 4, 2014 Back to Vote Screen

Here is our own recap of what Boba Fett-specific confirmations and rumors have come at what time and from where:

What do you think of this latest confirmation?


Is Josh Trank (“Chronicle,” “Fantastic Four”) to Direct the Rumored Boba Fett Film?

Published June 4, 2014 by BFFC AaronComments 9 comments

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Today, the Official Star Wars website released a press announcement that names the director for the second stand-alone Star Wars film, due out after Episode 7 and the first stand-alone feature.

The announcement does not name a subject matter nor the writer. Still to this day, there is still zero official confirmation of a Boba Fett film.

Both Trank and Gareth Edwards have gone from highly-acclaimed indie features to big-budget studio features — with attachment to their sequels. That’s a huge similarity to both of their resumes. Trank is behind the new “Fantastic Four,” not the one we’ve already seen. See his resume on IMDb.

Which director do you think is doing the rumored Boba Fett stand-alone film?
Total Votes: 83 Started: June 4, 2014 Back to Vote Screen

Here is our own recap of what Boba Fett-specific confirmations and rumors have come at what time and from where:

  • February 5, 2013:
    Less than a week after announcing Episode 7, the official Star Wars website confirmed there will be two spin-off films. No mention of Boba Fett. Here is their announcement.
  • February 6, 2013:
    In an Entertainment Weekly post by senior writer Anthony Breznican — headlined as an “exclusive” — the article confidently opened about “learning” that one spin-off film is about Boba Fett. We reported this in “Boba Fett Feature Film Update.” Later in the same article, they postulate “if” these films will happen. No follow-up information was given to further confirm that Entertainment Weekly had a legitimate exclusive scoop.
  • September 12, 2013:
    Variety reports that Disney CFO Jay Rasul confirmed on an investor conference call that we’ll see “origin” stories in these spin-off films. We reported this in “Would Boba Fett’s Origin Story Make a Great Feature Film?” No mention of Boba Fett.
  • September 16, 2013:
    Nuke The Fridge posted that the origin films would be about Han Solo and Boba Fett. But they cited a February 2013 article on MovieWeb, which was also missing any evidence. We reported this in Origin Fett Film Still Not Confirmed, Despite ‘Nuke’ Post. Nuke The Fridge later retracted on their use of the word “confirmed.”
  • January 2, 2014:
    Filmmaker Jon Schnepp spoke during a marathon YouTube event that Lawrence Kasdan is “for a fact” writing a Boba Fett spin-off film. We reported this in “AMC Movie Talk Guest Jon Schnepp ‘Knows For a Fact’ Boba Fett Spin-Off Is Happening.” Despite multiple follow-ups for more information, Jon Schnepp did not get back to us.
  • January 16, 2014:
    An unnamed informant tells Latino Review that not only is Joe Johnston on the top of the list to direct a Boba Fett spin-off film, but Lawrence Kasdan has a script idea, which would veto the whole Episode 2 storyline. We reported this in “Joe Johnston ‘Tops’ List To Direct and Lawrence Kasdan’s Western ‘Pitch’ for Boba Fett 2018 Film, says Latino Review.” No follow-up was provided by Latino Review.
  • April 24, 2014:
    An unnamed informant tells Jedi News UK that during a Disney-hosted executive breakfast that a Boba Fett spin-off film was mentioned. No photos, no names, and no direct quotes were provided. We reported this in “Disney May Not Make Rumored Boba Fett Spin-Off Film Because He’s No Hero.” No follow-up was provided by JediNews. The story seemed unusual since “Maleficent,” a Disney movie about a villain, is all over billboards / commercials at this time.
  • May 6, 2014
    Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed on an investor conference call that at least three spin-off films are being targeted by 2020. In other words, we’re to expect one “saga” film (e.g. Episode 7), then one off-saga film (e.g. spin-off) every year. No further details were mentioned. The audio of this call is saved online.
  • May 15, 2014
    German fan site receives a tip from an unnamed informant, suggesting a training event at Hasbro has revealed the subjects of all the upcoming Star Wars films. We reported this in “Rumored Boba Fett Spin-Off Film Reportedly Name-Dropped at Hasbro Training Event.” While the rumor spread like wildfire, only some sites receive notice from Hasbro PR to take down the news, although it’s unclear why (e.g. misinformation or just negative press).
  • May 22, 2014
    Lucasfilm confirmed Gareth Edwards is the director of a stand-alone Star Wars film. No title was mentioned. We reported this in Is Gareth Edwards (“Monsters,” “Godzilla”) to Direct the Rumored Boba Fett Film?.
  • June 4, 2014
    See the top of this article for the latest confirmed news.

What do you think of this latest confirmation?


Is Gareth Edwards (“Monsters,” “Godzilla”) to Direct the Rumored Boba Fett Film?

Published May 22, 2014 by BFFC AaronComments 31 comments

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We created this photo mash-up, which combines a shot from “Godzilla” that already looked as if it was Boba Fett’s perspective, and digitally added it to a straight-on helmet photo, which here happens to be the Master Replicas Boba Fett helmet from 2006.

The Official Star Wars website released a press announcement at 4pm PST today that names the director and writer for the first spin-off Star Wars film, due out after Episode 7.

The announcement does not name a subject matter. Still to this day, there is still zero official confirmation of a Boba Fett film.

Which director do you think is doing the rumored Boba Fett stand-alone film?
Total Votes: 83 Started: June 4, 2014 Back to Vote Screen

Here is our own recap of what Boba Fett-specific confirmations and rumors have come at what time and from where:

  • February 5, 2013:
    Less than a week after announcing Episode 7, the official Star Wars website confirmed there will be two spin-off films. No mention of Boba Fett. Here is their announcement.
  • February 6, 2013:
    In an Entertainment Weekly post by senior writer Anthony Breznican — headlined as an “exclusive” — the article confidently opened about “learning” that one spin-off film is about Boba Fett. We reported this in “Boba Fett Feature Film Update.” Later in the same article, they postulate “if” these films will happen. No follow-up information was given to further confirm that Entertainment Weekly had a legitimate exclusive scoop.
  • September 12, 2013:
    Variety reports that Disney CFO Jay Rasul confirmed on an investor conference call that we’ll see “origin” stories in these spin-off films. We reported this in “Would Boba Fett’s Origin Story Make a Great Feature Film?” No mention of Boba Fett.
  • September 16, 2013:
    Nuke The Fridge posted that the origin films would be about Han Solo and Boba Fett. But they cited a February 2013 article on MovieWeb, which was also missing any evidence. We reported this in Origin Fett Film Still Not Confirmed, Despite ‘Nuke’ Post. Nuke The Fridge later retracted on their use of the word “confirmed.”
  • January 2, 2014:
    Filmmaker Jon Schnepp spoke during a marathon YouTube event that Lawrence Kasdan is “for a fact” writing a Boba Fett spin-off film. We reported this in “AMC Movie Talk Guest Jon Schnepp ‘Knows For a Fact’ Boba Fett Spin-Off Is Happening.” Despite multiple follow-ups for more information, Jon Schnepp did not get back to us.
  • January 16, 2014:
    An unnamed informant tells Latino Review that not only is Joe Johnston on the top of the list to direct a Boba Fett spin-off film, but Lawrence Kasdan has a script idea, which would veto the whole Episode 2 storyline. We reported this in “Joe Johnston ‘Tops’ List To Direct and Lawrence Kasdan’s Western ‘Pitch’ for Boba Fett 2018 Film, says Latino Review.” No follow-up was provided by Latino Review.
  • April 24, 2014:
    An unnamed informant tells Jedi News UK that during a Disney-hosted executive breakfast that a Boba Fett spin-off film was mentioned. No photos, no names, and no direct quotes were provided. We reported this in “Disney May Not Make Rumored Boba Fett Spin-Off Film Because He’s No Hero.” No follow-up was provided by JediNews. The story seemed unusual since “Maleficent,” a Disney movie about a villain, is all over billboards / commercials at this time.
  • May 6, 2014
    Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed on an investor conference call that at least three spin-off films are being targeted by 2020. In other words, we’re to expect one “saga” film (e.g. Episode 7), then one off-saga film (e.g. spin-off) every year. No further details were mentioned. The audio of this call is saved online.
  • May 15, 2014
    German fan site receives a tip from an unnamed informant, suggesting a training event at Hasbro has revealed the subjects of all the upcoming Star Wars films. We reported this in “Rumored Boba Fett Spin-Off Film Reportedly Name-Dropped at Hasbro Training Event.” While the rumor spread like wildfire, only some sites receive notice from Hasbro PR to take down the news, although it’s unclear why (e.g. misinformation or just negative press).
  • May 22, 2014
    See the top of this article for the latest confirmed news.

What do you think of this latest confirmation?


Rumored Boba Fett Spin-Off Film Reportedly Name-Dropped at Hasbro Training Event

Published May 15, 2014 by BFFC AaronComments 16 comments
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Behind the scenes circa 1982/1983 of Boba Fett in “Return of the Jedi.”

Here’s another one for the rumor mill… Take this with another grain of salt, Fett fanatics.

German fan site StarWars-Union.de was given a tip, reportedly from an unnamed attendee of an untitled Hasbro training day in an unknown city. These are the rumored “working titles” and the fan site says they believe this is true:

Fall 2014: Rebels
2015: Episode VII
2016: Boba Fett
2017: Episode VIII
2018: Solo
2019: Episode IX
2020: Red Five

We followed up with the site and asked more questions. We asked for more, and didn’t learn anything more.

For such a tightly guarded franchise, why would a Hasbro training event share top secret information? For such a news report, why would this informant just go to this German fan site and not hit up a dozen other sites with this overnight news?

Hasbro, whose headquarters was recently photographed with a Boba Fett two-pack action figure on a “Rebels” branded board, must be really in deep with Disney to be leaking all of this news. Perhaps the reason for the unnamed sources is to protect one’s job working there.

Also something to note: we’ve seen the date of the rumored Boba Fett spin-off film go between 2016 and 2018. If anyone’s right, which one is right? Years ago, we had official word (via Lucasfilm’s own Rick McCallum) of a live-action series involving Boba Fett to come in 2009, but that never happened (source: 1, 2, 3).

All in all, there is still zero official confirmation of a Boba Fett film.

Which director do you think is doing the rumored Boba Fett stand-alone film?
Total Votes: 83 Started: June 4, 2014 Back to Vote Screen

Here is our own recap of what Boba Fett-specific confirmations and rumors have come at what time and from where:

  • February 5, 2013:
    Less than a week after announcing Episode 7, the official Star Wars website confirmed there will be two spin-off films. No mention of Boba Fett. Here is their announcement.
  • February 6, 2013:
    In an Entertainment Weekly post by senior writer Anthony Breznican — headlined as an “exclusive” — the article confidently opened about “learning” that one spin-off film is about Boba Fett. We reported this in “Boba Fett Feature Film Update.” Later in the same article, they postulate “if” these films will happen. No follow-up information was given to further confirm that Entertainment Weekly had a legitimate exclusive scoop.
  • September 12, 2013:
    Variety reports that Disney CFO Jay Rasul confirmed on an investor conference call that we’ll see “origin” stories in these spin-off films. We reported this in “Would Boba Fett’s Origin Story Make a Great Feature Film?” No mention of Boba Fett.
  • September 16, 2013:
    Nuke The Fridge posted that the origin films would be about Han Solo and Boba Fett. But they cited a February 2013 article on MovieWeb, which was also missing any evidence. We reported this in Origin Fett Film Still Not Confirmed, Despite ‘Nuke’ Post. Nuke The Fridge later retracted on their use of the word “confirmed.”
  • January 2, 2014:
    Filmmaker Jon Schnepp spoke during a marathon YouTube event that Lawrence Kasdan is “for a fact” writing a Boba Fett spin-off film. We reported this in “AMC Movie Talk Guest Jon Schnepp ‘Knows For a Fact’ Boba Fett Spin-Off Is Happening.” Despite multiple follow-ups for more information, Jon Schnepp did not get back to us.
  • January 16, 2014:
    An unnamed informant tells Latino Review that not only is Joe Johnston on the top of the list to direct a Boba Fett spin-off film, but Lawrence Kasdan has a script idea, which would veto the whole Episode 2 storyline. We reported this in “Joe Johnston ‘Tops’ List To Direct and Lawrence Kasdan’s Western ‘Pitch’ for Boba Fett 2018 Film, says Latino Review.” No follow-up was provided by Latino Review.
  • April 24, 2014:
    An unnamed informant tells Jedi News UK that during a Disney-hosted executive breakfast that a Boba Fett spin-off film was mentioned. No photos, no names, and no direct quotes were provided. We reported this in “Disney May Not Make Rumored Boba Fett Spin-Off Film Because He’s No Hero.” No follow-up was provided by JediNews. The story seemed unusual since “Maleficent,” a Disney movie about a villain, is all over billboards / commercials at this time.
  • May 6, 2014
    Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed on an investor conference call that at least three spin-off films are being targeted by 2020. In other words, we’re to expect one “saga” film (e.g. Episode 7), then one off-saga film (e.g. spin-off) every year. No further details were mentioned. The audio of this call is saved online.
  • May 15, 2014
    See the top of this article for the latest rumor.

What do you think of this latest rumor?


Happy Birthday Joe Johnston!

Published May 13, 2014 by BFFC AaronComments 1 comment

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Joe Johnston, who designed Boba Fett, celebrates his birthday today!

Included in the 1997 book entitled “Star Wars: The Annotated Screenplays,” here’s a great quote about Johnston’s creative significance in particular to Boba Fett:

“I designed the final version of Boba Fett. Ralph [McQuarrie] and I both worked together on preliminary designs, and we traded ideas back and forth. Originally, Boba Fett was part of a force we called Super Troopers, and they were these really high-tech fighting units, and they all looked alike. That eventually evolved into a single bounty hunter. I painted Boba’s outfit and tried to make it look like it was made of different pieces of armor. It was a symmetrical design, but I painted it in such a way that it looked like he had scavenged parts and had done some personalizing of his costume; he had little trophies hanging from his belt, and he had little braids of hair, almost like a collection of scalps.”

This birthday is especially notable for Johnston, who has been quoted as interested and then more recently rumored to be attached to an also-rumored “spin-off” Star Wars film that would be all about Boba Fett.

For more about Johnston, visit Joe Johnston Sketchbook and his entry on Fettpedia.


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