EXCLUSIVE: Jeremy Bulloch Talks Boba Fett: The Movie!
While out promoting Paramount Pictures and Marvel Studios summer superhero adventure Captain America: The First Avenger, director Joe Johnston announced that he wants to bring infamous intergalactic bounty hunter http://movieweb.com/joe-johnston-wants-to-make-a-boba-fett-movie/Boba Fett back to the big screen in a stand-alone film.
While Boba Fett first appeared in an animated short that debuted about an hour into the long lost, but never forgotten Star Wars Holiday Special, Jeremy Bulloch introduced the live action version of this hugely popular character in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, working for Jabba the Hutt and memorably encasing beloved hero Han Solo (Harrison Ford) in carbonite.
Jeremy Bulloch is hesitant about bringing Boba Fett back in a stand-alone movie, because the character is notoriously quiet, choosing his few select words very carefully. While he is one of the coolest bounty hunters to ever live, it may be hard to create a singe storyline around him.
Jeremy Bulloch continued by saying this about a Boba Fett movie.
"It could be cool. You never know. But I think you might want to just leave it as it is. If they did do a film, it would be nice to be asked to sit in the corner of the Sarlacc pit as a wise old bounty hunter. Occasionally speaking a line here or there, and being a lot like Clint Eastwood. It would be nice to do a cameo."
What would Jeremy Bulloch like a Boba Fett movie to look like? As he explains it, maybe the movie can go back to Boba Fett's roots, revealing his former alliance with Han Solo.
"I believe, to this day, that somewhere along the line, Boba Fett and Han Solo flew the Millinium Falcon together. Something went wrong, and they split up as a couple of friends. I always remember the line, "Boba Fett? Where?" Han wants to settle something. I think that's what that scene means. I think there is a respect for both of them. They respect each other. People ask, "If you could choose another character, who would you choose?" And I always say Han Solo."
Boba Fett can next be seen in the Star Wars: The Complete Saga Blu-ray, available September 16th.