Director Joe Johnston brings his new superhero movie, Captain America: The First Avenger to theaters this weekend, and it seems he has designs on a future project that is far removed from the superhero world. Joe Johnston worked for and was mentored by George Lucas, and the director revealed he wants to make a stand-alone movie about the infamous Star Wars character Boba Fett. Here's what he had to say below, when asked if George Lucas has seen his superhero tale yet.
"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."
When asked if he would direct this Boba Fett movie, Joe Johnston simply said, "I would like to, it would be a lot of fun."
Joe Johnston got his filmmaking start as a storyboard artist for George Lucas and was a visual effects art director on the first three Star Wars movies, Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi. One of the characters he helped design was Boba Fett, along with Yoda, the Ewoks and the Millenium Falcon space ship.
It isn't known if there is an actual script being written for a Boba Fett movie at this time. The director also spoke about the possibilities of a sequel to Captain America: The First Avenger, where he would like to include The Winter Soldier into the mix. Take a look at what he had to say below.
"I told the Marvel guys that there is a character that I'm really interested in called 'The Winter Soldier' and that if, 'you guys decide to make that picture I would definitely be interested.' It's the 'Bucky' Barnes story. We talked about 'The Winter Soldier' which is the continuation of what his story is. It's basically that he is captured by the Russians and he's brainwashed and turned into an assassin. But you know there are a thousand ways to go with that. I just think that it would be interesting to take a character that was in Captain America and build a story around him. Plus, I like Sebastian Stan a lot (who played Bucky) I think he would be an interesting actor to build another feature around."