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Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy: Boba Fett is a “High Priority”

Updated May 18, 2015 11:53 pm • Published May 18, 2015
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Back on April 30, Lucasfilm had a “kick off” meeting in Japan for Episode VII, which featured Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy and Episode VII actress Daisy Ridley. In an article published on May 8th at the Japanese language site for Kotaku, Kotaku.jp (whose English language site is a popular video game site), Boba Fett appears to be mentioned in the transcription.

The quote is in a response attributed to Kathleen Kennedy, regarding a question about the possibility of Boba Fett returning in the upcoming films. Now, the article and its transcription are written by someone by the name “Mercenary Penguin” aka KT_writer25, (who we tried to contact but cannot reach), so we are taking the authenticity of this transcript with a grain of salt. It was recently unearthed a week after the event by Star Wars rumor site, StarWars7News.com, which we learned about via Scified.com.

Up until this point, Boba Fett has still only been rumored by bloggers. See our play-by-play on saga films like Episode VII and anthology films like Rogue One.

Here is the literal Japanese in the article:

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We have a rough translation, based in part on Google Translate and Microsoft/Bing Translate, which we’ve isolated to just the part about Boba Fett here:

Q: “Does Jar Jar come back or will Boba Fett come back?”

A: “Don’t worry. Boba Fett is a high priority on our list. Please wait.”

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Assuming this Japanese quote is a correct transcription, this quote is the first official, quotable mention of Boba Fett regarding any forthcoming saga or anthology film. That said, the mention alone is not a confirmation that Boba Fett is in, or the subject of any, saga or anthology film.

We would also love if any other sources are available, like video from the Q&A, to further verify that the transcription is authentic and not “clickbait.” Even with the word “confirmation” being thrown around so often nowadays, including most recently by TheWrap (in which we had issues), we’re all about fact-checking and uncovering information with integrity.

All in all, we have our fingers crossed all is in good hands, especially if any true talents like Simon Kinberg, Lawrence Kasdan, and possibly Joe Johnston are in fact involved.


Celebration Anaheim: Exclusive Interview with Dickey Beer

Published May 14, 2015
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We had the joy at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim of sitting down to chat with Dickey Beer, who is credited with some of Boba Fett’s stunts in “Return of the Jedi.”

Learn more about his experience as multiple stunt doubles and the real challenge of falling into the Sarlacc pit. (Other Boba Fett stunts in “Jedi” were done by Glenn Randall Jr. and Bob Yerkes.)


Fett Couplets in Shakespeare Star Wars Author’s #TwitterFiction

Published May 11, 2015
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Ian Doescher, author of the Shakespeare Star Wars books, took to Twitter today for a series of Star Wars themed tweets. One of his ground rules: “two lines of rhyming iambic pentameter for each couplet!”

Here are all of the Fett ones!

Jango Fett to Boba Fett:
“Thou shalt grow stronger still, my son, my pet,
And earn the honor due to one nam’d Fett.” (Permalink)

Boba Fett to Jango Fett:
“Good father, how I love thy villainy,
Thou art so bad, which is so good to me.” (Permalink)

Jango Fett to his clones:
“Excel in virtue ye do mightily:
Perfection, insofar as thou art me.” (Permalink)

Clones to Jango Fett:
“Enduring thanks to thee, our prototype:
We’ll match thy frightful strength–aye, stripe for stripe.” (Permalink)

Boba Fett to disintegrations:
“Though Vader thinks on thee and sayeth ‘Nay,’
Thou dost remain my favor’d method, yea.” (Permalink)

Boba Fett to every woman everywhere:
“Let your minds wonder at this fact profound:
There’s plenty Boba Fett to go around.” (Permalink)

Which one was your favorite?


Celebration Anaheim: Exclusive Interview with Doug Cowan

Published May 11, 2015
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We’ve loved Doug Cowan’s Boba Fett work since we first spotted the ultra-wide, canted-angle illustration for Star Wars Celebration V. Now at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, he showed off a new Boba Fett portrait. Learn more about what he loved about Boba Fett, his process for his two works of art, and what’s on deck for some possible future paintings.


Celebration Anaheim: Exclusive Interview with Grant Gould

Published May 11, 2015
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We first met Grant Gould at Star Wars Celebration IV by seeing his Han Solo / Boba Fett postcard and have been fans of his work ever since. Learn more about his postcard giveaway, how he enjoys the popularity of Boba Fett, and see one of his Star Wars Celebration Anaheim exclusive sketches.


New Adidas “mi ZX FLUX” Boba Fett Shoes

Updated May 10, 2015 2:53 pm • Published May 10, 2015
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Part of the Adidas Originals line called “mi ZX FLUX” has a choose-your-own-design feature, along with several pre-made Boba Fett designs.

Ordering these shoes is a little tricky. You need to download a particular Adidas app, mi ZX Flux Photo Print, available on iOS and Android. Note that reviews for the iOS app are quite negative, noting how the checkout process is buggy.

When you open the app, the default feature is to take a photo of whatever you want in front of you for your shoes. There’s a menu choice to pull up pre-made designs, either in a “Star Wars” folder or an “Adidas” folder. If you scroll through the Star Wars artwork, you’ll find all of the following Boba Fett artwork available to have on your shoes.

The fine print in the effort also notes the following: “The mi ZX FLUX product is currently only available in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the United States and Japan.”









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.


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