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The Boba Bounty announces its first Giveaway in celebration of reaching 50 followers on Twitter. This weekend, a random follower will be chosen to receive four free trading cards from Star Wars Galactic Files.
These cards include bounty hunters Bossk, Zuckuss and Durge, and Death Watch leader Pre Vizsla. To be eligible, just follow us at twitter.com/thebobabounty by Friday night at midnight.
If you’d like to help promote this giveaway, tweet who your favorite bounty hunter or Mandalorian is and why, followed by hashtag #bobabountygiveaway.
The random follower will be direct messaged, where we can obtain a mailing address to send the cards. The winner will have three days to accept the giveaway offer, or a runner-up will be chosen.
Thank you all for the continued support and readership! We’ll plan bigger giveaways each time we hit a milestone.
Daniel Logan was captured on film performing the Haka, following an appearance at the Toronto ComiCon earlier this week. The Haka is a traditional battle cry and war dance from Logan’s native New Zealand.
Today it was officially announced Disney already has plans for a number of standalone Star Wars films. Many fans are hoping a Boba Fett film will be among these projects. Here is a continuation of possible storylines for a feature film.
Pitch #3: Years after the happenings of “Return of the Jedi,” the nephew of Jabba, Gorga the Hutt, has inherited much of the crime lord’s criminal empire. He has even expanded the reach of his power. Of course, one does not gain such a fortune without making enemies – other Hutts, who believe they have a greater claim to Jabba’s windfall. One such Hutt hires Boba Fett to assassinate Gorga’s beloved wife, Orko. Filled with rage, Gorga places a bounty on Boba Fett’s head – using his control over local pirates and bounty hunters on his payroll to corner the Mandalorian. Boba Fett must go on the defense as he finds himself as the most profitable target since Han Solo. The bounty is so enticing, Boba finds himself pitted against former partners, the most dangerous being the bounty hunter named, Bossk. This story would journey through the underworld, giving rich looks at the world of the Hutts, the nastiest cantinas and pirate organizations in live action.
Pitch #4: Following the Clone Wars, the planet of Mandalore was virtually crippled. Once the Empire formed, it was further squashed as its warriors were considered a great threat if given opportunity. However, this would change with the arrival of Spar, a clone who had escaped Kamino before the wars and was one of the rare specimens who retained all memories of Jango Fett. He had been working as a bounty hunter for years, but returned to Mandalore to return the planet to its former glory. His success in reforming a Mandalorian army caught the eye of Imperial spies who feel they must end the threat before it grows too large to contain. The Empire hires Boba Fett to journey to Mandalore and infiltrate the new Mandalore Protectors, gain their trust, learn their plans and then kill Spar and anyone else who may pick up arms. Things become complicated, though, for the bounty hunter, who begins to see too much of the father he lost in the man he’s assigned to kill.
The future is bright for Star Wars fans, which for years held fast the dream of one day seeing new films on the big screen. With the acquisition of Lucasfilm, not only have we received the promise of additional movies, but there’s the possibility of spin-off franchises.
There’s a long list of characters worthy of their own series of flicks, but perhaps none warrant a spin-off as much as our favorite Mandalorian – Boba Fett.
However, what would make for a worthwhile story? Taking a look at G-level cannon, materials from the Expanded Universe and a pinch of wishful thinking – here are four possible story ideas for a Boba Fett feature film.
Pitch #1: It took every ounce of training and experience he’d garnered over decades of battles to escape the belly of the Sarlacc. The digestive acids of the beast had done its damage, destroying not only his father’s armor, but the genetic copy of his father’s face – virtually destroying everything left of Boba Fett’s template – Jango Fett.
The bounty hunter is found at the brink of death and recovering near a scrap yard by sometime-ally, sometime-foe, Dengar, who must be convinced of Boba’s identity.
According to Dengar, he ran into Boba just a week or two prior while hunting down a target. Boba learns that while he was trapped in the belly of the Sarlacc, an imposter has been taking jobs under his name and wearing Mandalorian armor. When Dengar describes the markings on the armor, Boba concludes it’s the backup set stored away on his ship – now missing, which is the reason he’s been stranded on Tatooine.
The imposter is a man named Jodo Kast, a half-rate bounty hunter who took advantage of the situation following Return of the Jedi. Robbed of everything that Boba’s felt separated him from just being another clone, he calculates revenge.
His mangled face and body allows him to easily move about, putting pieces of the puzzle in place, all leading to a very public return and retribution against Jodo Kast – making him a public example of crossing the Mandalorian.
Pitch #2: The majority of Boba Fett’s youth was seeking revenge for the death of his father at the hands of Mace Windu. In general, Fett held distaste for the entire Jedi Order, and their “pet” clones that reminded young Boba of the father he’d never see again.
After Order 66, the Jedi disappeared and pushed into extinction, the young bounty hunter found himself needing to put away the baggage he’s carried for years. Wanting to learn more about his father, Boba Fett travels to Mandalore where he becomes a Journeyman Protector, and also begins to fall for a young Mandalorian woman, Sintas Vel. The only thing that grows faster than their romance is Boba’s reputation as a fighter and leader.
With the Jedi gone, the Empire has moved their sights on Mandalorians, who now pose the biggest threat to the Emperor – being they refuse to be ruled and are proven warriors. Things are looking up, until Boba learns that his commanding officer, Lenovar, had assaulted Sintas Vel while Boba Fett was away fighting a battle against a fleet of Imperial ships. When Boba Fett finds out, he kills Lenovar, but is exiled and barley escapes with his life due to the political weight of Lenovar’s father, the governor of Concord Dawn.
Forced to leave his father’s home world and the woman he loved, Boba Fett returns to his former life of bounty hunting. Boba’s reputation was not lost on the ears of Imperial intelligence officers.
When the Emperor learns of Boba Fett’s exile, he assigns Darth Vader to bring in the Mandalorian and we see the beginning of what becomes a long relationship between Boba Fett and Darth Vader. Boba is contracted to decapitate the upper command of the Mandalorian Protectors.
From “Boba Fett: Twin Engines of Destruction.” While recovering from escaping the belly of the Sarlacc, an imposter named Jodo Kast has been posing as Boba Fett in order to land higher profile bounties. However, toying with the reputation of the most infamous bounty hunter in the galaxy can quickly catch up to you, as Kast finds out when he comes face-to-face with the real Boba Fett.
One of the coolest apparel items coming out of Gizmine right now are its Star Wars Eyewear, featuring five available styles – Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, R2-D2, Stormtrooper and Boba Fett.
Each design showcases the color scheme of its intended character. The Boba Fett glasses are framed in the forest green of his Mandalorian armor, with soft brown on the arms. The glasses are also embossed with his chest emblem, the Star Wars logo and his name stylized in a bold, sharp font.
The Boba Fett glasses also come with a soft green, hard shell case and it features the emblem of the Mythosaur skull.
While this item is sharp looking and pays great homage to our favorite bounty hunter, it carries the steep price of $499.99.
Boba Fett is NOT dead.
After Disney announced its acquisition of Lucasfilm, speculation and rumors flew across the Internet. What continues to get under my skin is the notion from journalist and bloggers that Boba Fett died in the stomach of the Sarlacc.
Those who are familiar with the Expanded Universe, and recent interviews with George Lucas, know Boba Fett is far from dead.
The question remains though: who should be cast as Boba Fett in upcoming Star Wars sequels? I’ve come up with three likely suspects.
Jeremy Bulloch - The Original Man Behind the Mask
Jeremy Bulloch brought a subtle nuance to his portrayal of Boba Fett, which endeared the bounty hunter to audiences worldwide. The way he cradled his blaster while standing on the command deck of the Death Star; the slightest nod awarded to a disguised Leia in Jabba’s Palace; or his commanding presence in Cloud City are examples of how Bulloch used body language to define his character.
The fact that Bulloch is approach age 65 doesn’t necessarily mean he cannot suit up for the sequel trilogy. In a recent interview, Bulloch expressed his willingness to pick up his role as Boba Fett for Episode VII. He said he remains spry, and because Boba Fett wears a helmet, the more action oriented scenes could easily be performed by a stunt man – as they were in the original trilogy.
Boba Fett is a walking arsenal. It’s easy for an actor to appear stiff underneath all that armor and heavy clothes, but Bulloch has the chops to emote from underneath all those layers. There’s one problem though – Boba Fett is a clone of his father, Jango Fett – who we’ve seen unmasked in Attack of the Clones. Therefore, the film would be handicapped by having to explain how Boba Fett grew to look nothing like the template he was created from in Episode II.
Daniel Logan - Not Like Other Clones
We were introduced to Daniel Logan when he played the child Boba Fett in Attack of the Clones. It was good casting, because he carried a familial resemblance to his one screen father, Temuera Morrison. When Lucasfilm launched The Clone Wars, they brought Logan on to continue his role as young Boba Fett when appeared during the last story arch of the second season.
Over the last decade, Logan has grown a strong fan base of younger Star Wars fans and owns the role in that right. He is the Jeremy Bulloch of what I like to call, “the clone generation.” Logan’s involvement with Episode VII would keep continuity with George Lucas’ revised vision of the Star Wars Universe.
The problem arises in this casting choice because Logan is twentysomething, making him too young to appear in a film that assuming takes place years after Return of the Jedi. The filmmakers could parry this by saying his DNA was altered to slow aging, in contrast to Clone Troopers, whose aging was sped up. However, that seems too convenient.
Temuera Morrison - From Jango to Boba?
Ironically, the actor I feel is best to play Boba Fett in upcoming movies is none other than Temuera Morrison. This New Zealand-born actor first wore the Mandalorian armor in Attack of the Clones and for the first time on screen, we got to see the full capabilities of its weapons inventory.
Morrison gave a great performance in Attack of the Clones and was the highlight of the prequel trilogy for me – yeah, I’m biased. He made the character of Jango Fett his own and his performance earned continuing storylines from Mandalorian space in comics, books and television.
I believe Morrison would be a great casting choice because of several reasons. Being an unaltered clone of his father, you can only conclude Boba Fett would grow to look exactly like Jango Fett. Also, his age would seem more appropriate for the era the sequel trilogy will most likely take place in. The actor could actually remove his helmet in the film without a retcon being applied.
Earlier tonight I plugged in my earbuds and set my sights on carving a pumpkin.
I downloaded the stencil of Boba Fett’s shoulder patch and applied the design to my pumpkin. Overall, it was a good time except for a major error - I foiled the nose area of the skull.
The completed project came out more abstract than planned, but I hope it still resembles what I’m going for… What do you think?
Also, I invite you to share your own pumpkin carvings in the comment section. Happy Halloween!
The first time many of us were introduced to the bounty hunter Boba Fett, he was standing in the Death Star and cradling his EE-3 carbine rifle, a blaster modeled after the weapon used by Imperial Stormtroopers, but modified with a longer stock and featuring a scope for more accurate firing.
Hasbro released a series of blasters, including Boba Fett’s. In a past post, I recommended supplementing your Halloween costumes with this blaster, so let’s take a closer look at the rifle.
Measuring at 19 inches from stock to barrel, the rifle is made of hard plastic and features clear sound effects and light-up action when fired. The rifle resembles Boba Fett’s weapon pretty good, even though the gray and green paint job strays from the gun metal and rustic look of what you otherwise see.
This is in addition to the orange cap on the barrel, which is required by law on any toy gun. However, the packaging’s illustration of Boba Fett aiming his weapon cleverly paints the blaster rifle in the same colors as the toy – it even shows the barrel’s tip with an orange cap.
The electronic blaster is powered by three AAA batteries, which come included.
Even if weren’t Halloween, this is fun toy to display in your geekcave or gift to young Star Wars enthusiasts. The beauty of the electronic blaster is it can double for a Mandalorian Protector’s rifle.