The classic trilogy DVDs are rumored to come with a few changes, one being Boba Fett’s voice. And it’s not due to laryngitis.
The original cold and unmoving voice brilliantly done by Jason Wingreen will be lost in the cosmos as an updated New Zealander accented version will replace it to match Temuera Morrison (Jango Fett) and Daniel Logan (Young Boba Fett). This was previously circulated as rumors, much like the young Anakin revamp at the end of Return of the Jedi. However, all of this prequel material glossing over the original Star Wars films seems to be true.
TheForce.net has reported the following information regarding the changes:
“We’re still hearing rumors and rumblings about changes to the Classic Trilogy movies when they arrive on DVD this September – but even official details about the new “extended versions” of the films have been tightly held. What would you think if we told you that in addition to other audio enhancements, Boba Fett has been altered to have a New Zealander’s accent? Wild, but true.”
George Lucas loves to update his films and make changes, do you think it’s a wise one to make? If so, how’d you address George Lucas regarding this:
A) “He’s no good to me… New Zealander.”
B) “As you wish, mate!”