Interviews with Jeremy Bulloch, Temuera Morrison, and many retrospectives on Boba Fett in the saga and its creative influences. Also, fans of The Boba Fett Fan Club may want to give special attention to the San Francisco Chronicle this Saturday on the front page of the Entertainment section: “Forget Anakin — for die-hard ‘Star Wars’ fans, Boba Fett rules.” [Welcome, you 500,000 new visitors who have come, thanks to this great article!]
USA Weekend, for example, is providing an insert pre-production drawing of Anakin Skywalker, autographed by George Lucas, on May 15th. They are just one of many, many newspapers this week focusing on Star Wars, but not necessary Revenge of the Sith.
The New Scotsman asks Jeremy Bulloch, the man behind the intergalactic bounty hunter Boba Fett in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi that he became a cult figure, “if he ruled the world”:
WHAT WOULD BE YOUR FIRST ACT AS RULER?
“I’d give everyone the day off.”
MTV.com interviews George Lucas.
If many of the Storm Troopers are indeed photocopies of Jango Fett, does that mean that when Boba was on Cloud City, he could have turned to any of them and asked them to take off their masks, only to find his dad standing there?
“Well, there’s like a 50/50 chance,” Lucas answered. “Not necessarily — he could be anybody, he could be the Mock 2 or the Mock 3, or he could just be some poor guy who got shanghaied.”
The Registry-Guard talks with MC Chris, famous here at The Boba Fett Fan Club for the uber-popular “Fett’s Vette” track (and music video), who opened the Revenge of the Sith screening in Eugene, Oregon:
MC Chris – formerly the voice of Hesh on the Cartoon Network’s “Sealab 2021″ – is a “Star Wars” fan. Even better, he’s a “Star Wars” fan who wrote his own rap song, “Fett’s ‘Vette,” about everyone’s favorite bounty hunter.
The Indiana Statesman talks to Temuera Morrison about him excitement (and employment) working on the video games and the technology that goes along with it.
“It’s a thing that can happen in the future. This is the future of entertainment. More games, more computer stuff,” he said. “I don’t mind doing the little things to help LucasArts with their games. I mean, I’m part of the Star Wars family from Episode II on. I did (Battlefront), and they’ll probably call me to do the second one. I mean, the way the world is set up now, I can sit in my studio in New Zealand, in Auckland, and these guys in San Francisco can record it over the wire. It’s pretty amazing.”
“I’m so many people, I don’t even remember my name,” he said, with a smile.
Morrison also gets to tell the press about how he “relished the role of Fett,” for an article for In Tune Weekend Magazine, part of McKeesport Daily News,Ã‚Â Pennsylvania:
“They said, ‘You’re playing Boba Fett,’ or something like that,” he said. “And I said, ‘Who’s Boba Fett? I hope he’s not one of those ugly characters.’ Then I learn no, I’m playing Boba Fett’s father. So I went back and got (“A New Hope”), and he’s not even in it. Then I got (“Empire Strikes Back”), and if you blink, you miss him.”
StarWars.com announces that you can win a trip to see Boba Fett, and also Darth Vader, through the May issue of Disney Adventures:
Readers will also have a chance to enter a contest to win a vacation package to Disneyland, Disney World, or on a Disney Wonder cruise. If that wasn’t cool enough, the lucky winner will also meet the Dark Lord of the Sith himself along with his right hand man Boba Fett.
Premiere Magazine has a small bit focusing on Fett, although they’re recapping the saga in brief:
ATTACK OF THE CLONES Meet Jango Fett (right [at premiere.com]), template for the clones of the title, who in turn are the template for the stormtroopers of episodes IV-VI. JangoÃ¢Â€Â™s young son, BobaÃ¢Â€Â”whoÃ¢Â€Â™ll become a notorious, Han SoloÃ¢Â€Â“dogging bounty hunterÃ¢Â€Â”is also around.