Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Rumor: Michael Fassbender 'Frontrunner' For Boba Fett Role

By Chris Seekell

Today, entertainment news site iKwiz.com revealed a few Boba Fett tidbits they heard from a source. The first piece of information concerns who will be playing the iconic bounty hunter in the rumored Boba Fett standalone film and other future projects.

"Michael Fassbender is the frontrunner to be Boba Fett, fact!"

But when in the Star Wars timeline will this film be set, and how can an actor who isn't Temuera Morrison play Fett? The source gave some potentially gamechanging information about the future of the character.

"Boba Fett is a mantle. The name, the ship and the armor gets passed down to a successor. That's how he is brought back for the films and explains the character for later stories. Fett fans are in for a few surprises. They [Disney] get the cult status of the character, so you're going to see more Boba Fett in the future."

The possibility that a third Fett character might take up the Mandalorian armor in the Sequel Trilogy era, opens up the door for Harrison Ford to reprise his role as Han Solo in the film as well, which fits with recent rumors that Fett and Solo would both appear in the same film.

As always, take this information with a grain of salt, but the picture for the 2016 Star Wars spinoff film seems to be getting more and more in focus!

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  1. Not buying this for a single second! xD

  2. Nope! Boba Fett is an unaltered clone of Jango Fett, anyone else is an imposter. I've no interest in watching a Boba Fett movie that doesn't actually have Boba Fett in it!

  3. Nope! Boba Fett is an unaltered clone of Jango Fett, anyone else is an imposter. I've no interest in watching a Boba Fett movie that doesn't actually have Boba Fett in it!

    1. Your statement is so close minded.

      Think of it how classic characters like batman work.
      The legend of Batman is always continued by someone else other than Bruce Wayne.

  4. Batman is one of the few DC heroes who hasn't had his name passed down to a new person. With the exception of Dick Grayson taking over, briefly, after Batman was nearly killed by Bane. So, that's a bad comparison. More like The Flash, Blue Beetle, or Green Arrow.

    I'm fine with a new Boba Fett. I really don't know what all the sperging is about. He's a beloved character that didn't get anywhere near as fleshed out as he should have been. Up until the EU barely touched on him, everything about the guy was a speculation.

    And anyone citing the fake trilogy as a source for why an element of the classic trilogy should remain as stated in the newer movies, isn't much of a Star Wars fan.
    Episodes 1-3 were horrible, and I want them to be retconned.

  5. they should get the kid from ep 2

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  7. Oh, I get it, like Dread Pirate Roberts or Captain America

  8. So let me get this right, some people will only accepts the dude from Attack of the Clones as Boba Fett, you'd rather they choose that dude over say, some one WHO CAN ACT!? That's the stupidest fucking thing I've read.

  9. @Time Sarver, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I've ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response was there anything that could even be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul!

  10. I like that idea, makes him more of a mysterious "man with no name" character again.

  11. I don't think Lucas ever really got the cult figure of Boba Fett. First he kills him off way too quickly, and pathetically in ROTJ. Then when he has the sense to bring him back for the prequels (Jango Fett) he kills him off way too early and slightly easy AND turns him into some average NZ guy.