May
24
2018

Our long national nightmare is over: there will be a Boba Fett movie.

Rejoice: “James Mangold is writing and will direct a Star Wars standalone movie centered on Boba Fett, the feared bounty hunter and fan favorite character, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned.”  Guess they ran the likely numbers for Solo this weekend* and realized that, hey, this was a doable project. Or Disney has a checklist, and it’s Reveal The Next Movies time. Probably the last movie of the trilogy, the Boba Fett flick, and then the Kenobi standalone.

I would not object to a neo-Western/samurai Ben Kenobi flick, honestly.  It would have a certain appeal.  And it’s likely to be able to sustain a couple of titles, too.

Moe Lane

*Said numbers are projected at being between 130 million and 150 million.  It is a measure of the elevated pop culture status Star Wars enjoys that this number is considered to be a disappointment.  I suspect that a lot of people do not really understand in their bones that Disney is using different benchmarks for this intellectual property than, say, hardcore fans would — and that Disney has every intention of maintaining a steady revenue cinematic stream on this IP until the sun runs out of hydrogen to fuse.

 

10 Comments

  • bensdad00 says:

    No. After Last Jedi, not one more dollar. None.

    • ChrisValentine says:

      Agreed. And if I have to drain the sun of hydrogen to get Disney LFL to see the error of their ways, I will.

      • Luke says:

        Some of us made that decision when The Force became an STD.
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        I haven’t had cause to regret it.

  • jetty says:

    *yawn*

  • Belcatar says:

    What are the chances he’ll have a New Zealand accent? Aren’t there several million Boba Fetts out there in stormtrooper suits anyway? Why single out just one Boba Fett? He’s nothing but the result of those graceful aliens running a gigantic biological version of Kinko’s.

    The only way I will watch that movie is if it is made by Wes Anderson.

    • Belcatar says:

      Naah. I’d watch the heck out of that movie, when it came out on DVD.

      • acat says:

        I think only the original production run were the intergalactic FedEx/Kinko’s .. John Boyega (Finn) looks to have been recruited later .. or part of a second run.
        .
        Mew

        • Belcatar says:

          That explains it. You see, he’s the copy of a copy, and therefore notoriously unreliable. This phenomenon was first observed in the Michael Keaton classic “Multiplicity”.

  • acat says:

    I never quite “got” Boba or Jango.
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    I mean .. on one level, they’ve got the “Cowboy Bebop” problem, the economics don’t work.
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    The bounties have to be large enough to cover costs, but if the cost of getting stuff in and out of the gravity well is *that low*, then why does the rebellion always seem to be broke?
    .
    The economics barely worked, if you squinted, for ‘Firefly’ .. and .. look, I know, I should repeat the MST3K mantra a few times .. but I never quite “got” Boba Fett.
    .
    Mew

  • Compound says:

    Saw Solo. No spoilers but it was “meh.” I won’t saw anything further except the caveat that maybe I just wasn’t feeling it after hearing the news of John “Totalbiscuit” Bain’s death. Or maybe I would have still be “meh” if I’d seen it yesterday. I’ll rewatch it again on DVD when it’s out.

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