Jeremy Bulloch was interviewed for “Star Wars Insider” #140, where he shared his five favorite rogues in film. The list doesn’t include characters exclusively to the Star Wars Universe, except for three characters.
Of course, his number one pick is Boba Fett, comparing the bounty hunter to the character, The Man With No Name, from Clint Eastwood’s “A Fistful of Dollars.” This is no shocker since Bulloch has stated in the past he mirrored Eastwood’s performance for his portrayal of Boba Fett.
His inclusion of Jodo Kast proves that Bulloch is a reader of the Expanded Universe. He said Jodo Kast is an unproven rogue and that he’d be interested in seeing that characters past further delved into. Bulloch imagines there’s an untold history between Kast and Boba Fett – a past we only got the slightest peek at in the pages of “Twin Engines of Destruction.”
Other characters mentioned were Han Solo, Indiana Jones and Madmartigan from the film, “Willow.” To read his explanations for why these other characters make his list of top rogues, pick up the latest issue of “Star Wars Insider.”
The first “Star Wars Insider” of 2013 presents a behind the scenes look at the audio play, “Smuggler’s Gambit,” which took fans by storm at Celebration VI this past August.
The piece includes concept art from Paul Bateman, putting a face to the characters of Ro Kurotora and Ryder Thorne. As previously reported on The Boba Bounty, the performance included a minor role of Boba Fett, voiced by The Clone War’s very own, Daniel Logan.
Director Kyle Newman shares his thoughts about the production, walking us through the stages of development and reminiscing about the radio plays he listened to as a youngster. It’s reinforced “Smuggler’s Gambit” is a work of fan fiction, but it showcased the power of fandom and what we can create together.
If you haven’t had a chance to plug into the audio play, visit www.StarWars.com/SmugglersGambit for the full audio and some behind the scenes footage.
Issue #139 also highlights the trade paperback release of “Star Wars Blood Ties: Boba Fett is Dead.” The second volume of comics further delves into the genealogical consequences of the Fett family.
Dark Horse writer Tom Taylor created a stellar story of Boba Fett’s fate at the hands of a vengeful figure from his past – or so it is reported through the galaxy. The story expands on the relationship between Boba Fett’s half-brother, Connor Freeman, and Boba’s back story as a Protector.
Quite honestly, the tale is too riveting to go into further plot points, but I highly recommend picking up the book, which was released Jan. 23.
Also, look forward to Issue #140, which teases news on the development of Episode VII. Let’s hope we hear mention of our favorite bounty hunter.
In last month’s Star Wars Insider #137, the magazine revealed fans voted Boba Fett as the second best villain for its 2012 awards. As a follow up, in Star Wars Insider #138, staff writers James Burns and Mark Newbold picked actor Jeremy Bulloch’s brain about his experiences with fans and the films.
It’s a short interview, but produced some interesting trivia about Bulloch, including his favorite Star Wars toy is a metal Boba Fett wind-up he received during a visit to Japan. Bulloch also revealed his first day filming was during the scene on the Death Star, where Darth Vader is briefing the group of bounty hunters about the hunt for Han Solo.
“When Darth Vader says to Boba Fett, ‘No disintegrations.’ It was my first day on the set and, despite being a calm person, I was quite nervous!”
Bulloch also talks about his first time signing an autograph related to Star Wars in 1983, the strangest place he was recognized and how similar he is to the bounty hunter he played on screen.
Even the harshest critic of the prequel trilogy has to admit the most engaging characters in Episode II: Attack of the Clones was the portrayal of Daniel Logan as a young Boba Fett, and his father, Jango Fett, played by actor Temuera Morrison.
Boba Fett became a fan favorite from the original trilogy, even though his back story was fleshed out more so in the expanded universe of comics and novels. However, in Attack of the Clones, we received a cinematic look at the origin and motivations of the child bounty hunter.
In October’s edition of Star Wars Insider, readers are treated to two excerpts from interviews with these two actors.
From a 2005 interview, Logan recounts he was surprised when he was offered the role of a young Boba Fett after auditions. He went in thinking he was reading for the part of a Jedi. He also shares an amusing antidote of how he picked up a stick and twirled it around, pretending it was a lightsaber during the auditions.
Morrison’s interview is from earlier this year and he talks about the pressure of playing such a pivotal role to the franchise. The father and son dynamic we saw on the screen, also rang true, because he took Logan under his wing during filming – treating him like his own son.
The one disappointment for Morrison, he said, was being killed off so early in the franchise. Luckily for us, we can read more about Jango and Boba in written works.
Thinking back to the prequels, it was the relationship between the bounty hunter and son that stands out the most. While these interviews are short, it’s nice to receive some insight from the two actors on how they developed their characters, what it was like to work with George Lucas and relate to other cast and crew.