Friday, May 23, 2014

Hidalgo on Rebooted Fett Rumors: 'Don't Give 'Em Any Weight'

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By: Dominic Jones

A few months back a rumor began circulating that Lucasfilm was planning a spin off film about Boba Fett which would see the death of the prequel era Boba and see him replaced with a stranger, restoring the man with no name element to the Boba character.  Today Lucasfilm story group member Pablo Hidalgo spoke out on Facebook about the rumor saying,

"Spoiler: Boba is a clone of Jango Fett. It turns up in one of the movies."

"There was this whole thing where he was a legitimate character with a developed back story and complex motivation that showed up on this show called Clone Wars. It was pretty neat. The guy who invented the character came up with it, which was a nice touch. I think it's on Netflix."

"Also - get this - there's a version of The Empire Strikes Back ("Episode V" some call it) where they went to the trouble to make Boba Fett's voice the same voice as the character who played his father. That was one of several clues woven into the movies that strongly suggest the movies released from 1999-2005 take place in the same universe, and if you think about it, are sort of the same story as the ones that came out earlier. It's pretty crazy. They're connected. Anyway, this version of it can be found on DVD and Blu-ray where such things are sold."

"Anyway, these sorts of clues are hidden all throughout the movies. The opening crawls are actually numbers if you look at it (I = 1, II= 2/... V = 5, VI = 6). if you look at it the right way, it hints that this whole thing is meant to tie together."

"You know, there was a post not a month ago that said what were the immovable objects in the Star Wars canon. The internet records such things."

"Obviously I got nothing against **** (cheers!) It's just the rebooted Fett rumor is so transparently coming from someone (not ****, in case there's any confusion) who still has an axe to grind against the prequels. That's where all these retcon prequel rumors come from. Don't give 'em any weight."

The last paragraph is the most important so I'll quote it again,

"Obviously I got nothing against **** (cheers!) It's just the rebooted Fett rumor is so transparently coming from someone (not ****, in case there's any confusion) who still has an axe to grind against the prequels. That's where all these retcon prequel rumors come from. Don't give 'em any weight."

This should hopefully (finally) put these rumors to bed.  Hidalgo is on the Lucasfilm story group, which means it is literally his job to know what all the stories are going forward and make sure they all fit together.  So if he says it's not happening, it's not happening.


You can follow Dominic on Twitter: @DominicJ25 

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