The Wrap is reporting that the second Star Wars anthology film — i.e., the second film not part of the sequel trilogy, and the one that was going to be directed by Josh Trank until he exited last week — will reveal the origin of the fan-favorite bounty hunter Boba Fett. My question is this: Why bother?
We got Boba Fett’s origin in Attack of the Clones, and it turns out it was terrible. He’s a special non-compliant clone of the bounty hunter Jango Fett who watched Mace Windu behead his dad and snagged his helmet (presumably with Jango’s head still in it). That’s his origin. It’s locked in. Maybe Disney could give us a Boba Fett adventure, one that occurred during his younger days, but still unless you show us those weird Q-tip aliens taking a cell sample from Jango, it’s not going to be Boba’s origin.
Which is fine. Frankly, thanks to the prequels, I never need to see Boba Fett again. He used to be mysterious and badass, even though he died like a punk in Return of the Jedi, and then it turned out he used to be a kid with a bad haircut who somehow went from space orphan to feared bounty hunter. The mystery was solved, and the solution was awful. Boba is done. I’d rather have a movie about Ice Cream Maker Guy than Boba Fett.
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