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Round-up of Opinions on Fett in Episode 7 and Solo Film

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[Updated 9/26/2013 11:11pm PST] Geekazine.com has an idea they think is compelling. Netflix should produce a Boba Fett series:

Simply put, the main character is conflicted. A deep rooted anger for the Jedi who killed his father and an unhealthy drive to eliminate Jedi forever. Of course, he takes the bounty hunting role as his father before him.

Each week, Fett could be hunting down someone who owes money to Jabba the Hutt or another boss that pays the highest dollar. He could have a Jedi foe that weaves in and out of the series – a Master to his Doctor Who – a Hank to his Heisenberg – A Luthor to his Superman.

Maybe even a young Han Solo…

We also would find out some personal items about the original man of mystery. Did you know he eventually married Sintas Vel and had a daughter?

AV Club recommends “The Avengers” writer Joss Whedon should get involved:

Besides, Whedon graciously gave everyone something new to pester him about, first saying he has no plans to be involved with the new Star Wars movies, then admitting of the possibility of doing a Boba Fett movie, “I can’t say for sure, because that’s a tasty morsel. But right now my heart doesn’t go that way.” And everyone knows that, as with all of his fans’ dream projects for him, Joss Whedon’s heart only needs to be asked the right number of times before it finally unlocks and he must do its bidding. So get to pesterin’.

Want to pester Joss? He’s on Twitter at @josswhedon.

Tricia Barr (contributor to Star Wars Insider) suggests leaving the mystery in the box (which is a technique J.J. Abrams employs *), or “behind the buckethead,” as she discusses up Boba Fett via Star Wars 1313, Episode 7, and much more:

The point is this: putting Boba Fett front and center for the franchise would have eventually undermined the very reason he is special. Cool armor upgrades and new levels like 1314 are worldbuilding, not storytelling. “Boba Fett is a Badass” is about as uninspired as Fate of the Jedi’s “Luke is a Badass” plot. The problem is two-fold: the premise lacks enough mystery to keep fans coming back unless they completely reinvent who the character is, and most fans don’t really want creators to do that.

(What’s the mystery box? Check out J.J.’s TEDTalks video explaining it.)



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