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Boba Fett Movie For Joe Johnston?

Captain America director hopes so

Written by Owen Williams

19 July 2011


Boba Fett Movie For Joe Johnston?


This is absolutely just a dream rattling around the Captain America director's head at the moment (a splinter in his mind's eye, if you will). But speaking to Screenrant about The First Avenger, director Joe Johnston has voiced his wish to make a Star Wars movie based solely on bounty hunter Boba Fett.


Johnston spilled that particular bean apropos of almost nothing. Asked if his former mentor George Lucas (Johnston started out as a storyboard artist for Lucas, and remained under his wing for years afterwards), had seen Captain America yet, Johnston said "You know, if he wants to see it, I would show it to him. I'm trying to get George to make a feature based on Boba Fett." Pressed for further intel, he said "I would like to direct it; it'd be a lot of fun."


Boba Fett is one of those intriguing characters that's built a substantial fanbase around virtually no screen-time: his appearances in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi amount to a matter of minutes, but he looks cool, flies a weird ship, and he's the guy that takes the frozen Han Solo to Jabba. Attack of the Clones gave him a bit more attention, in the form of a back-story revealing his daddy-issues.


Johnston, the director of The Rocketeer, Jumanji, Jurassic Park 3 and The Wolfman, was there right at Fett's beginning, contributing to his original design. If - and that's a big 'if' - Lucas was willing to a) relinquish a new Star Wars project to a proxy director and b) set the the thing up in the first place, would Johnston be the man for the job? Give us your thoughts in the comments below.

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