BOBA FETT and Young HAN SOLO Spin-Offs Being Planned?

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  1. Horhey Registered

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    Meh. That could be settled in the video game. On the other hand:

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    "Before their kind was made extinct that is". That's a film worthy story right there. :drl:

    So is one involving Cad Bane but I'd rather see the former.
     
  2. venom892 Coming Home

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    Honestly both are good ideas. I'd love for Ewan McGregor to reprise his role for an adventure set between 3 and 4.
     
  3. Horhey Registered

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    No kidding:

    If that's they're concern then the Story Group didn't make it any easier, since they approved of this:

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    He kills him because he's a loose end.
     
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  4. venom892 Coming Home

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    Boba Fett has always been a guy who kills for money. Nothing too heroic about that. Protagonist does not equal hero. Maybe they should take inspiration from John Wick.Fett has retired from the life for one reason or another and is dragged back in via a bounty hunter looking to make a name for himself.
     
  5. Octoberist point blank

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    He was overly cruel in the comics (so far). I like it but don't like it.
     
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    About the only way you can really get away with a character like that without changing him would be to put him up against someone that is even darker. Give him an opponent that the audience would be happy to see him take down. So I would say keep the story away from having him hunting the "Good Guys" and stick to his involvement with the criminal underworld where the audience would be happier to see him let loose. Hehe if they want to go for an old classic storyline they could base it on Kurosawa's Yojimbo (Fistful of Dollars for those that only know the western remake).
     
  7. Lord All Mighty

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    There are 3 ways Boba can work as the protagonist:

    1- The story of a young Boba between Episode III and IV, as he starts being less "innocent" and to understand what is necessary to survive as a bounty hunter.
    2- Something a la For a Few Dollars More, where he might team up with someone else in order to take down a bigger threat. Show that bounty hunters might be merciless, but between them they still have deep respect and a code of honor.
    3- Something set right after Episode VI where he gets out of the sarlaac pit and starts searching for redemption after realising the type of person he has become.

    In short: Loss of innocence, code of honor or redemption arc.

    I realy hope Disney finds a way to make it work, would love to see a SW film centered on darker characters.
     
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  8. MadVillainy C'mon Son

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    IF I had a choice, I'd pick option two. I dont really wanna see Kid/teen Boba unless theyre flashbacks
    and I dont really wanna see redemption for the character
     
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    Yeah if I was to pick I would go with something influenced by the Sergio Leone/Clint Eastwood westerns, have him show up, be cool, then move on without ever really going into who he is. In the Leone westerns we never learn anything about the main characters backstory, and its not something we ever need to learn.

    I'm not a fan of the trend of going back and creating stories about how a character became the way they are, I find its often better to keep some mystery with some characters.

    Skipping the "feelings" stuff and backstory means they can just stick to making a tight, action packed film without needing to waste time on stuff people ultimately don't really care about.
     
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    The raw truth is that he wouldn't be the best if allowed loose ends to walk away. Its unfortunate but that's the nature of the business.

    One of the ways I think he could work as the protagonist is if they make him like one of my other favorite characters:

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    It could be a revenge story like Kill Bill, I guess. Black Mamba was an assassin.

    Or it could just break all the rules and be like so:

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    I prefer the latter. :woot:
     
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    Yeah but neither of those films are aimed at the same demographics as the Star Wars films, as a Star Wars film it will need to be at worst PG-13 family film. That will have a big impact on what they can do with the character.
     
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    If I might take a crack at some version if these ideas with some modifications:

    1- The Greatest Game: In the early years of the Empire, the greatest bounties lie on the heads of the few remaining Jedi and the last desperate Separatist holdouts. On the criminal world of Nar Shada, these two forces have combined, with the "Butcher of the Mid-Rim," a war-criminal and Separatist general in his twilight years, is attempting to enjoy a depraved retirement deep inside the city's underbelly. His newest bodyguard is a fallen, spice-addicted ex-Jedi, who ensures that no single assassin or bounty-hunter can get close enough to collect the bounty on either of their heads.

    So, instead of single mercenaries going for the bounty, teams arrange themselves to uncover his location and find him. One team consists of brutal and messy pirates, one of professionals which includes the young Fett, and a quieter, third faction under Imperial contract lead by Cad Bane which seeks to actually find a way to recruit the Butcher under the table for the new regime. Since the hunt is taking place on a Hutt world, there is also an official gambling game going on for all possible outcomes, and cameras and other such devices record the first two teams' adventures.

    Fett starts out the film a bit more sociable, but his party soon starts taking massive casualties, eventually ending with him as the sole remaining member and the only one aware of both the Jedi and Bane's involvement, though not his mission. He ends up betting heavily on himself and taking out credit to buy a suit of armor similar to his father's, and ends up out-fighting Bane and outfoxing the Jedi, and escapes Imperial anger by proving that he killed and disintegrated the Jedi to Vader.

    2- Thiefs and Spies: Sometime between ANH and ESB, a small orbital dock becomes a battleground between multiple gangs. Fett arrives so he can collect on all of them. But to make sure he doesn't have to split the bounty with anyone else, and to keep the gangs from calling on the local corrupt Imperial official, he takes to coercing the cooperation of a young Bothan thief, who is our main protagonist compared to Boba as the mostly silent star.

    So it's effectively like A Fistful Of Dollars, but using someone else as the viewpoint character to give even more emphasis to Fett's mysterious nature and moral ambiguity. The Bothan thief, meanwhile, learns a few things under Fett's manipulations and gets really good at lying and deceiving these crime bosses.
    The thief also starts making contact with some Rebel spy cells.

    Fett ends up weakening all the organizations via this method, and takes them all out, killing those worth more or the same dead as alive. The Bothan spy a manages to leave and join the Rebellion as a spy.

    3- Predator and Prey:A few Years after ROTJ, Fett has finally recovered from his on-screen escape from the Sarlacc Pit. The Galaxy is a different place; the main force of the Empire has fallen, with the largest die hard faction fleeing to the Outer Rim. Some roving fleets remain, running as bandits or trying to set up minor fiefdoms to rule as despots. The New Republic is mopping up most of these hold-outs, but one group remains at large; an Imperial Inquisitor and a task force under his control which have become slavers, especially for some of those Outer Rim Imperials looking for a new kind of Stormtrooper...

    Fett himself actually finds a bounty on his head; the New Republic will not tolerate freelance head-hunters, and in an era where Galactic Peace is now becoming the norm, his kind of occupation is quickly evaporating. Now restricted to Hut space where he can find a modicum of sanctuary, Fett is approached by representatives of both New Republic Intelligence and a new Imperial faction, the First Order. The former is willing to pardon Fett and pay him a bounty for setting the Inquisitor's forces up for an ambush, while also levying a threat of having special teams sent after Fett for his numerous crimes. The latter, meanwhile, is offering a bounty on the Inquisitor's head for "insubordination to the First Order" and wants his fleet to bring their latest catch and ships to the First Orders headquarters, offering money and even a commission as the First Hunter for their government.

    Fett has some small allies now, and the theme of the film is whether or not Fett will try and find a way to adapt to the New Republic's status quo, or help the First Order set up a smaller arena in which he is already comfortable. He ends up taking the New Republic's offer, but still displays his ruthlessness and ambiguity by personally killing the Inquisitor for the First Order Bounty and keeping both sides in the dark about what he's actually done, so the NR doesn't know that he has info on the First Order and the First Order doesn't know he set up the task force. He ends the film with a new calling, possibly as a Mandalorian leader or wealthy law enforcement officer in Hutt Space.
     
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    This may be the solution they were looking for:

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    There's a $$$ maker for ya!
     
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  14. MadVillainy C'mon Son

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    Eh...see this isn't what I wanted out of the Anthology films. I dont want "young Yoda" "MAce Windu spin off", etc. I'd like more project like Rogue One which is new characters and a different kind of movie.

    That being said, if they're good, they're good. But I just think they'll be limiting themselves if theyre just doing solo films of already established characters


    As for the Fett and Solo thing. I'm still not that stoked to see a Han Solo prequel, but if they are gonna do it, I say keep the Boba Fett movie and the Han Solo one separate and then maybe have the meet up in a sequel.

    I'm not even the biggest fan of Boba Fett, but I'd rather see him in a movie by himself
     
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    Well since the second anthology film has been confirmed to be a Young Han Solo film, I'm pretty sure we can discount that rumor.
     
  16. MadVillainy C'mon Son

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    I mean a Young Han Solo movie doesn't mean Boba can't show up
     
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    I like this take the most. He's neutral but there is still enough good deed in there to keep the audience on his side, which is I think, Lucasfilm's main concern.
     
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    I would've preferred if they merged the Han Solo and Boba Fett movies into 1 film just like what FOX did with X-men: First Class when it was originally going to be X-men Origins: Magneto.
     
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    :atp::atp::atp:

    I hate that they did that with Megneto and Id hate it if they did it with Boba and Han. :p
     

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