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Celebration Anaheim: Exclusive Interview with Mark Austin

Published May 5, 2015
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We at the Boba Fett Fan Club are good friends with Mark Austin, who portrayed Boba Fett in the “Star Wars: A New Hope: Special Edition.” Learn more about how this Boba Fett fan ended up wearing the costume multiple times, how he modeled for the POTF2 action figure, and why the iconic shoulder pads were on the opposite sides when they filmed the Docking Bay 94 shots.


The Flaw in The Wrap’s Boba Fett Story

Updated May 4, 2015 9:53 pm • Published May 4, 2015
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Today — on #StarWarsDay and #MandalorianMonday — TheWrap published an article entitled, “‘Star Wars’ 2nd Anthology Film Will Be Boba Fett’s Origin Story.” It goes on to say very little. Yet, in a matter of hours, every film/fan site seems to carry it as validation.

Josh Trank recently exited the Disney project, which will follow the galaxy’s most notorious bounty hunter

The next “Star Wars” anthology movie due in 2018 that recently lost director Josh Trank will be a Boba Fett origin story, confirming one of many rumors that have appeared online in the last several months, TheWrap has learned.

A representative for Disney had no comment.

Boba Fett is a Mandalorian warrior who was trained by his father-figure Jango Fett and became a notorious bounty hunter throughout the galaxy. His travels led him to work for the Empire, collaborate with Darth Vader and take assignments from figures such as Jabba the Hutt, for whom he once captured Han Solo.

The flaw in the story is the lack of quotes, attribution, and fresh content. Just a “learned” validator.

Come on.

Since February 2013, when the Anthology films were first announced (under the term “spin-off” and “stand-alone”), Boba Fett has been mentioned time and time again. We track the play-by-play in our Fett Fact Check. Most of the rumors have been debunked.

The content in TheWrap’s article reads more like a summary of existing rumors. Even the proclamation language has been done before.

While we’re hoping for a Boba Fett film, we’re unconvinced by this story and stay vigilant to more substantive, original reportage.


Upcoming Bounty: Hallmark, Spencers, and WeLoveFine

Updated May 1, 2015 10:58 am • Published April 30, 2015
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Here’s the lowdown on three officially licensed shops with Boba Fett merch coming out very soon.

Hallmark

According to their latest press release, Hallmark has three Boba Fett collectibles planned:

New products include Chewbacca and Boba Fett Cubeez stacking boxes, jumbo (64-ounce) Darth Vader coffee mug, Lightsaber pizza cutter with sounds, Princess Leia bottle opener with sound, and the Boba Fett apron and “Boba-que Tongs” set.

While their press release included 21 images, none of the Boba Fett items were pictured.

However, we went and tracked down one photo of the Boba Fett Cubeez that was taken three weeks ago at Amy’s Hallmark Store (Anaheim, California) by crs2499 on Instagram. Check this out!

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Spencers

Spencers announced a “Warriors of Mandalore” collection, which is coming May 4th (“Star Wars Day”). They have a 25% off sale until 5/4 on all of this.

DorkSideOfTheForce.com got their hands on the official look-book PDF, which shows a lot of apparel and accessories with the Mandalorian icon, like this $22 watch.

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WeLoveFine

WeLoveFine also announced a new line of apparel, specifically designed for women. Their new Boba Fett hooded tank top is already for sale and builds upon the no-longer-available design for men that came out a few years ago.


Celebration Anaheim: Exclusive Interview with JC Fett

Published April 30, 2015
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We caught up with Instagram sensation JC Fett at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim. Learn more about why he does what he does, how the costume community helped him along the way, and what some of the details of his unique costume are.


Celebration Anaheim: Exclusive Interview with Daniel Logan

Updated April 27, 2015 8:47 am • Published April 27, 2015
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We at the Boba Fett Fan Club had the pleasure of interviewing Daniel Logan (Young Boba Fett) one-on-one at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim.

Learn more about his take on Boba Fett in “Attack of the Clones” and later in “The Clone Wars,” including his conversations with George Lucas, Temuera Morrison, and Dave Filoni.


Schrodinger’s Fett: The Life and Death Paradox of Boba Fett

Published April 24, 2015
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During an official “Story Group” panel at the recent Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, Lucasfilm’s Pablo Hidalgo mentioned Boba Fett only once:

“Boba Fett is both simultaneously alive and dead in the Sarlacc.”

When we first shared the quote, live from the Anaheim Convention Center, it immediately opened the door to a new term for this: Schrodinger’s Fett.

As you may already know, the more common term — Schrodinger’s cat — is used to describe a paradox, like being both simultaneously alive and dead.

What Pablo meant by the quote, as explained by further context of his point during the panel, is that Lucasfilm’s Story Group has not independently decided one way or the other that Boba Fett is alive nor dead after the fall in the Sarlacc Pit.

In fact, they cite a new book that defines the official canon.

Thanks to our friends at JediNews, we have a sneak peek at the book and, sure enough, Boba Fett is not written out as dead nor alive:

“During a fight at the Great Pit of Carkoon, Boba’s jetpack malfunctions and he falls into the mouth of the Sarlacc monster.”

Here are some shots of the book itself:

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As Pablo and his fellow members of the Story Group have declared, it is simply up to a future story to define Boba Fett. Instead of filling in the timeline gaps, which was a trend in the “Expanded Universe” (now non-canon and called “Legends”), the plan moving forward is to be consistent in all storylines.

In the case of Boba Fett, we have had multiple conflicting storylines of Boba Fett escaping the Sarlacc in the Expanded Universe. We also had quotes from George Lucas himself saying Boba Fett is dead, then more recently saying Boba Fett is alive.

Now, we’re simply in limbo, presumably for just a short period of time. In the meantime, it’s time for a new hashtag: #SchrodingersFett.


Celebration Anaheim: Recap

Published April 20, 2015
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Celebration Anaheim: Daniel Logan’s New Helmet

Updated April 21, 2015 2:21 pm • Published April 18, 2015
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One highlight of Day 3 at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim involves Young Boba Fett, Daniel Logan. This afternoon he was presented with a hand-crafted, screen-accurate Boba Fett helmet. We spoke with him after the festivities settles down — the Mercs were in the middle of a “bounty hunt.” Daniel specifically wanted a more muted look to appear more cinematic, and can’t wait to upgrade it with a servo and lights.

He graciously let us shoot some stills with him in and out of the bucket. Here’s a preview of our shoot!

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The helmet was crafted by Molon Labe Studios. For the cosplayers out there, it’s Molon’s helmet, MQ-1, and dental file molds. “I installed the visor, aluminum stalk and rangefinder topper — and of course the paint up,” noted the artist on Instagram.

Photo by Boba Fett Fan Club.


Celebration Anaheim: Boba Fett and Mando Cosplayers

Updated April 28, 2015 12:04 am • Published April 18, 2015
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So many Fetts here at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim. We tracked down a few to share just with you!

We found Boba Joe Carrera, who we also interviewed for video and shot some photos. Here’s a preview of his Boba Fett!

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We also snapped some photos with Mini Boba Fett!

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Mike Vincent of Seattle, Washington sported a great “Empire” costume that he’s been working on for the last year.

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We grabbed Josh and Niki Powers of Austin, Texas. Niki went as Fett Cheerleader and Josh, whom we’ve interviewed before, also did a video with us (coming soon!).

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We’ve loved what JC Fett does with his Instagram and were glad to find him to shoot some photographs as well as a video (coming soon!).

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This white prototype Boba Fett costume caught our eye. Behind the mask is first time cosplayer Paula Mulaite Clabbery of Lithuania.

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Parenting done right: OZ BH-734 as Jango and Iskender as Boba of Las Vegas, Nevada.

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This Pre-Pro 3 Boba Fett by Angie caught our eye while he was taking a break by the convention’s fountain courtyard. He’s a member of the Midwest Garrison 9397 and calls from Chicago, Illinois. After helping him suit up, we took some shots.

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We found BH 1068 outside the main entrance for some classic, “Empire” inspired shots.

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Bub Fett — the incredible Wolverine / Boba Fett mash-up cosplayer — let us snap some shots up close and personal.

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We ran into “Deadland” on the first day and had to take a picture.

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We pulled “Grifter” aside for some golden hour shots, including this one.

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Last but not least, we came across two very cool Mando helmets. The purple one is by Natasha Cox of South Carolina and the green/red one is by Larissa Perkins of Florida.

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All photos by Boba Fett Fan Club.


Celebration Anaheim: Preliminary Animation of Boba Fett in “Bounty Hunter Arc”

Updated April 17, 2015 11:48 pm • Published April 17, 2015
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At the “Untold Clone Wars with Dave Filoni and Pablo Hidalgo” panel, we at the Boba Fett Fan Club expected Boba Fett to be mentioned regarding the final “bounty hunter arc” storyline. We were correct.

Along with a lot of “mentions” of Fett, two video clips were shared with the crowd of several thousand fans — many of whom also filmed the panel. (It’s unclear to us what the exact policy is for this, so we as a media pass holder believe it’s Fair Use and also posted our e-mail address in the embed should there be a take-down request.)

Filoni described one episode in the “bounty hunter arc” as referencing John Ford’s 1956 film, “The Searchers,” highlighting a mentor dynamic between Bane and Fett. We all were shown a clip featuring Boba Fett and Cad Bane. The preliminary animation had its final voice-over, but was not yet fully animated.

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Since “The Clone Wars” is done for good, and “Rebels” is the new show for the team, Filoni and Pablo Hidalgo wondered if maybe the story would be fleshed out in a comic, especially after all of the Jango/Boba comics.

The panel went on to include a Q&A where one fan asked if Cad Bane and Boba Fett will in fact be in Star Wars Rebels. Filoni chose to only address Bane. “At present Cad Bane is not.” He went on to explain that, if it’s related to the story, it’s more of a shot. It seemed tell-tale that Filoni wasn’t mentioning Fett.

However, Filoni went on to describe in general that Boba Fett is akin to the classic Clint Eastwood western archetype. With Cad Bane, there’s some camaraderie but the two are also enemies. Filoni suggested that Bane is teaching Boba in order to learn who was better: his father Jango or him. “If Bane can teach Boba to be great like his dad, then Bane can know who’s better,” Filoni concluded.

The duo also opted to show a surprise clip, which here shows Boba Fett in full armor — a first for the show.

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The clip also includes Bossk, Embo, Latts Razzi, and Count Dooku.

Video by Boba Fett Fan Club.

Looking for more about Star Wars Celebration Anaheim? See our guide for Boba Fett fans.


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