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Discussion Is Boba Fett really dead....?

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' started by LottDodd, Jan 2, 2014.

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Did Boba Fett die in the belly of the Sarlaac?

No, Boba Fett escaped and should be part of the Sequel Trilogy 63 vote(s) 17.3%
No, Boba Fett escaped and his post-Jedi adventures will be part of a Spin Off film 80 vote(s) 22.0%
No, Boba Fett escaped but his post-Jedi stories should be left to the EU 27 vote(s) 7.4%
Yes, Boba Fett is Dead... Let it go 141 vote(s) 38.7%
No, Boba Fett is still being digested, as he will be for another thousand years or so 53 vote(s) 14.6%
  1. Trebor Sabreon LACWAC-y Mod of SWTV

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    Nice! It's not often that I read a post and literally laugh out-loud, but what can I say? That was good. :D
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  2. Darth Downunder Chosen One

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    Agreed. Also if he's the star & focus of a film you'd have to have alot of scenes without the helmet so audiences can relate to him. No movie has the star concealing his face the whole time. So who would play him? Tem Morrison again? He's about 50 I think. Some other NZ actor? Due to the PT continuity & the alteration to the dialogue in ESB they need to find an NZ actor. Certainly limits their flexibility in casting.

    Better to do a combined Solo/Lando/Fett prequel movie. THEN if the actor playing Fett really works out spin him off into a standalone.
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  4. EHT New Films Manager

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    Indeed.

    Thread merge.
  5. laurethiel1138 Jedi Master

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    Well, there is this old trilogy under the name of "Star Wars" where the main antagonist wore a mask throughout, and it didn't make him any less interesting. I could argue that it even made him more so. It all depends on the story and how it's told, and I'm convinced that even a "secondary" character like Boba Fett could carry his own film, if the main idea is interesting enough, and the execution well done.

    Lauré :)
  6. Darth Downunder Chosen One

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    Yeah I've seen that. He was the villain if I recall & not the star of the movie. I also recall that his mask did come off at the end of the trilogy. Also he had to keep his mask on in order to survive. It would be pretty dumb to focus on Fett for a whole movie & he never takes his helmet off. His old man took it off whenever he wasn't fighting. No they would need to cast an actor for scenes without the helmet & they are bound to the look & continuity already established.
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  7. Force Smuggler Force Ghost

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    His mask is his face. That's the most important fact about Fett you have to know.
  8. Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films

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    Judge Dredd kept his helmet on throughout the whole 2012 movie.
  9. Darth Downunder Chosen One

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    Partial helmet, you still get some facial expression. Point is Fett doesn't need to keep his helmet on in his "off hours". Will be dumb to have him keep it on if he's hanging out in a bar, or he's in his apartment or whatever. Forget him having a drink unless he uses a straw! Also he's shown in RotJ to be a flirt & a ladies man. Good luck showing love scenes with him keeping his damned helmet on.
  10. Circular Logic SWTV Interview Host

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    They could show him with his helmet (and armor) off then...

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    Furthermore, if there's one thing that I'd love to see in a Boba Fett spin-off film, it's to reinforce the fact that he does have bite to go with that bark; that he didn't become the galaxy's best bounty hunter for nothing. Plenty of scenes showing his badass-ery would be awesome, though perhaps not necessarily him facing down an enraged Vader and surviving, like in this comic:

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    Although something like this would go a long way to making Boba Fett look far more respectable than what we see in the films.
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  11. dolphin Jedi Grand Master

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    What made Boba Fett so cool was because you knew nothing about him.
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  12. Lee_ Jedi Master

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    The helmet could come in handy though:

    1) If you don't want a commitment, you leave the helmet on so she can't see who you are.

    2) If she is very unattractive, but you're hard up for a girl, you put the helmet on HER.
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  13. Darth Downunder Chosen One

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    The projectile rope could be useful too, if he was into that sort of thing.
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  14. Lee_ Jedi Master

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    Gosh, I didn't even think of that. The possibilities are just endless with all of that gear Boba has. Maybe the Boba spinoff should be NC17, with Ron Jeremy playing Boba.
  15. butlerd Jedi Knight

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    I could handle Boba Fett still being alive more than some other characters whom have died in the Star Wars universe just because he is crafty and still had his suit on and everything when he took the plunge into the Sarlacc. It's not beyond credibility for him to escape IMHO-for me anyway. Now, Darth Maul's resurrection OTOH was too much of a stretch for me though his eps in TCW were still pretty enjoyable and I always felt like we didn't get enough of him in TPM.
  16. Garrett Atkins Jedi Knight

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    He's still in the Sarlacc, yes.
  17. I Are The Internets SFTC Tiemaster (Nov '16)

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    If David Lynch had directed ROTJ we would have a scene where Boba takes his helmet off revealing no head at all.
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  18. Echo-07 Jedi Master

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    That actually sounds like a good way to go. :p At least I can think of a lot worse ways.
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  19. TheBBP Force Ghost

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  20. Krueger Force Ghost

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    Wow, I just read a whole comic.
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  21. Big_Benn_Klingon Jedi Knight

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    *Uh.. the title was suppose to be "Boba Fett movie: the litmus test for Disney's adherence to Prequel canon".. don't know how to fix

    Do you think Boba Fett's story and casting will respect his story as represented in the PT?

    Im tending to think (and hope) they will walk the middle ground. Boba Fett is held dear by many OT purists, but he is also known and liked by in a different way by those who enjoy the entire saga (and to an even younger generation with TCW series).

    Thoughts?

    Note: Im not sure what section this is "suppose" to go, but I really wanted to post this in the prequel section because my question is more about how such a movie would related to the prequels specifically.
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  22. SlashMan Jedi Master

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    I've said it before, but my view is that so long as it doesn't contradict the previous sources, then it's fine (in terms of canon, at least). They don't have to mention his past, it was already covered well in Attack of the Clones. I would be fine if it was done in the classic serial style (as the original Star Wars was): it picks up in the middle of Boba's adventures, and leaves the door open for more.
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  23. SithStarSlayer Manager Emeritus

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    Why would't they respect Boba's backstory? What would they change? All AOTC showed is that he's an unmodified clone from Kamino who watched his father template die on Geonosis at the hands of a Jedi.

    This speculation thread belongs the new films section, Forum mods feel free to lock/ merge if redundant. Relocating for now.
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  24. I Are The Internets SFTC Tiemaster (Nov '16)

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  25. Loupgarou Jedi Knight

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    I want to see Boba in the ST, but not as a bad-ass. I want him a broken old man, with half-digested armor, crutches, and a crazy-man beard. I want him to come to the heroes saying 'I know of this terrible thing that's going to happen because of my foolhardy adventures in my youth! I was an idiot but you need to save the galaxy!' and the big 3 will ignore him, refuse to listen to his plight. But then the children of one of the big 3, yearning for adventure, will sneak off to help him. He'll be their obi-wan, though a lot more self-depreciating and somewhat insane.
    Hey, it's possible.
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