Saturday, August 02, 2014

Rumor: Boba Fett to Appear in Star Wars: Rebels?

Boba FettI always thought that Boba Fett’s appearance in the upcoming Star Wars: Rebels show is given. He appeared in the Prequel Trilogy (AOTC) and The Clone Wars – set 17 years before Rebels. He also appeared in the Original Trilogy – set 5 years after Rebels. So you see that his appearance in Rebels is a certainty. And the best part is that he will be an adult. Of course there are no official reports about how big his role will be but at least check out these first indications that he will be there…

 

Our German friends at StarWars-Union alert us on an interesting post on the starwars-figuren forum. The post features 3 images of the packaging of an upcoming Star Wars Hasbro toys – Anakin’s and Obi-Wan’s Starfighters as well as Boba Fett’s Slave 1. They all have the Star Wars logo added but the Slave 1 packaging also gets the Rebels logo. The images speak for themselves:

 

anakin's starfighter

obi-wan's starfighter

boba fett's slave 1And if you remember few months ago JediNews posted an image from the Star Wars Magazine featuring a new animated model design of Boba Fett. Could this be how he would look in Rebels?

 

Boba FettAlso we have to keep one thing in mind. If the rumors about a Boba Fett spin-off movie are true then his appearance in Rebels will most likely be just episodic. They wouldn’t want to reveal too much before the possible spin-off. And yet again they can lay down some plot and story developments that could greatly help the rumored spin-off movie.

I personally continue to trust Kathleen Kennedy and what she said months ago:

“The spin-off movies, or we may come up with some other way to call those films, they exist within that vast universe that [George Lucas] created. … There is no attempt being made to carry characters [from the standalone films] in and out of the saga episodes.”

 

But we all know that they have a huge canvas to play with and a huge cast of characters and I imagine that plans are very fluid. So something said in January may not be still true today…

 

What do you think?

 

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  1. Boba Fett will likely be the end of our heroes in Rebels.

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      1. The show hasn’t even come out yet. Why is everyone complaining so much about the characters when we have only seen a fraction of what they will be like in the show?

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        1. It’s not a complaint, it’s a guess… Introducing Boba Fett into the storyline of Rebels will probably be a late-game plan, perhaps Ezra and Kanan meet their fate at the hands of Fett?

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  2. Cool. But I think the standalone films will be original concepts on new characters.

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  3. Please explain how that is relevant to Star Wars 7, isn’t it like saying “Boba Fett is going to appear in the latest Star Wars comic book”?

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    1. So you would prefer that one days (and yes there are sometimes several days) ?#@?# there is zero Episode VII news, that the site do nothing at all?

      Yeah, that’s great for traffic. Or you could simply not read articles that aren’t Episode VII specific. I think it’s absurd how some people get so annoyed about this.

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    2. No because Rebels is canon, in the same universe as the feature films. The comic books arent, so anything Boba does in Rebels he will have done in the movie timeline…

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      1. Dandy Lion Riddler August 03, 2014 at 01:08 AM

        It looks like a cartoon for the kiddies to me. It looks like Attack of the clones!

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        1. Because children clearly aren’t allowed to enjoy Star Wars, right? Because God forbid that a new generation gets interested in an intellectual property.

          Note that they’ve said that they think parents are going to enjoy it, too. Especially with their kids.

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        2. sorry to lay it on ya sweetcheeks..but technically..ALL things Star Wars are geared towards children first and %!!&s&#!$!& a friggin fairytale…and it has been no secret since day one buddy. I am sorry to be the one to burst your bubble of denial. I mean I don’t know what would of gave it away and clued you in first? the toys or the cartoons? LOLOLOL …wow..dumb dumb

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  4. “The spin-off movies, or we may come up with some other way to call those films, they exist within that vast universe that [George Lucas] created. … There is no attempt being made to carry characters [from the standalone films] in and out of the saga episodes.”

    The way I read that is she is saying don’t expect the standalone characters to also appear in the forth coming saga movies. That more likely means don’t expect to see Boba Fett in Episode 7.

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    1. EDIT: This also means don’t expect to see a Han Solo spin off either.

      This is the second time I have tried to edit a post and I click right on it edit link and it likes the post instead. Is there a way to make it @#$&@ we can’t like our own posts?

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    2. “Vast Universe”…The limit of which is only to what can be inspired from the original designs we have to work with from any previous Star Wars film, and the path Disney will allow or choose for it to go. If one film too many bombs, @#r!$ will it go?

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    3. @Retrotek

      “The way I read that is she is saying don’t expect the standalone characters to also appear IN the forth coming saga movies.”

      But she also said OUT. So no characters from the Episodes will be carried out for the stand-alone movies.

      The statement is really confusing, but as I said things change.

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      1. She said IN and OUT. As in their won’t be any sort of exchanging going on. Combined with earlier quotes of the movies not featuring any lead characters from the saga movies of which Boba Fett is clearly not. But yeah, she is definitely being deliberately coy.

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  5. “Star Wars Hasbro toys – Anakin’s and Obi-Wan’s Starfighters as well as Boba Fett’s Slave 1. They all have the Star Wars logo added but the Slave 1 packaging also gets the Rebels logo.”

    Looking at the pictures, you can clearly see the Rebels logo is on the packaging for all three boxes. Are Anakin and Obi-Wan going to be featured in Rebels too?

    Looks to me like they rather simply want to cross reference toys and the franchise as much as possible, in order to maximize the products in the most effective way.

    That being said, rumor or not, I have little doubt Boba is to make an appearance in Rebels, sooner or later. He’s a fan favorite and among the most recognizable SW figures after all.

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    1. The Rebels logo that appears on all three packages is a sticker that says “Star Wars: Rebels Watch the Animated Series”.
      I’m talking about the big Star Wars logo in the upper right corner. Only the Slave 1 package has Rebels added to it.

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    2. There’s no way Anakin is going to show up on this show. He died on Mustafar. Darth Vader, on the other hand, will. It’s only a matter of time.

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  6. The pic in the back of the Slave 1 is cloud city. Also Hasbro has re-leased these same 3 ships for the last 3 years straight in slightly different boxes as they are to cheap to produce new vehicles. The Rebels Action figure line has the same problem, they are including Darth Vader, Jedi Luke and all the other peg warmers they make every year.

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    1. The same thing with the 80s droids TV show!
      Repackaged ROTJ figures and ships.
      Now if only there could be a line of Facts of Life figures!!!

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  7. On the bottom right corner of each box in the image it states the name and character the ship relates to and which movie it’s from. If you look at Slave 1 it says Episode V. The packaging just states Star Wars Rebels because that’s the latest Star Wars product they’re promoting. They did this with the original trilogy toys as well I seem to remember, with all the toys carrying the logo of the latest film, regardless of whether the toy in question was in that film or a previous one. So, the toy box images are no clue at all as to Boba’s potential inclusion in Rebels.

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    1. You’re right but why add the Rebels logo only to the Slave 1 package? Whatever the case as I said Boba Fett’s appearance in Rebels is given.

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  8. I don’t think Boba Fett’s face, nor gender has ever been revealed on screen. With the huge success of Lucy, starring Scarlet Johannson, at the box office, maybe producers will be willing to take a chance and cast a woman as Boba Fett, similiar to recent announcement of a female Thor!

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    1. In a movie called Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones they showed his face and gender. :)

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      1. I wasn’t aware of that, having been so ‘traumatised’ by Jar Jar Binks and the whole of EpI that I didn’t have the stomach to watch EpII. Nevertheless, as with a female Thor, Disney might be prepared to take a chance with a female Boba Fett, given as I’ve mentioned the success of Lucy and the fact that I think they want to have female leads in tentpole movies, but were wary that moviegoers were not yet ready to embrace that reality.

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        1. There’s no way in hell Boba is going to be changed to a chick. More importantly, it makes zero sense to do so. And, don’t dare to call me a misogynist. I think that it’s beyond ridiculous that Marvel hasn’t made a female superhero movie yet or even scheduled to make one. Feige keeps on making excuses.

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          1. Leia played a convincing bounty hunter in VI who sounded like a male. Maybe if a mysterious character kills and replaces Boba Fett, it turns out to be a woman. Nobody’ll ever know.

            Reminds me of main character from the game Metroid being revealed as a woman.

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        2. please stop posting on here…you make my brain hurt…boba fett is an un altered clone of Jango fett.a man.not only was he shown in Episode 2. but way before that his face was shown in comics. he actually talked in The Empire strikes back…and was played by a male actor.jumping on the Jar jar hate bandwagon too?…gimme a break. get out of here Trekkie

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          1. If your brain hurts so much, take a couple of aspirin and lie down. Or better yet, if you’re so sensitive, maybe you should take your own advice and stop posting here.
            By the by, having seen EpIV on the first night it was shown in cinemas, I think I’d be in the first wave of those who were abhorred that George Lucas would introduce such a farcical and condescending supporting character into Star Wars!

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    2. Female Thor is the dumbest idea that Marvel has recently come up with since they put Doctor Octopus into Spider-Man’s body (which has been overturned, thank God). And I’m all for greater gender diversity in comic books. It’s just a bad move.

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      1. On topic: I would be shocked if Boba Fett wasn’t in Rebels. Can’t wait for Rebels, still don’t get why its receiving so much hate, but I’m still looking forward to it!

        On the subject of Superior Spider-Man: You know, at first I thought the idea of Doc Ock taking over Peter’s mind and all that was stupid, but I decided to give Superior Spider-Man a read anyways and I’ve got to say, I found it to be well written and fascinating.

        Doc Ock is a far more ruthless and efficient Spider-Man, willing to do things Peter Parker would never do. I found Doc Ock’s struggle to become a hero after having been a villain for so long was really interesting.

        Anyways, I am still glad that Peter Parker is back, because to me, he IS Spider-man. I’m just glad I gave Superior a chance, because I really thought I was going to hate it before I gave it a !&$$$

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      2. To be honest, I don’t think a female Thor is really any more ridiculous than that of Thor himself, who is a God, an immortal with superhuman strength and has a magical all powerful hammer. It’s Fantasy, so why not a female Thor. Traditionally in Hollywood, only men were portrayed as action heroes and bad-ass anti-heroes.
        But woman have been making successful in-roads recently into that male dominated arena, e.g. Katie Sackoff, Scarlet Johannson, Gina Careno, Saoirse Ronan, Lucy lawless, Gwendoline Christie, et al, in both film and TV leads and supporting roles.

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        1. I would rather Marvel take the initiative of creating a new female superhero – preferably one that isn’t derivative of an existing male superhero, mind you – than see one get replaced in what seems like deliberate pandering over using the device as a way to tell interesting stories. Plus, there are already a handful of female Thor counterparts already written into the Marvel Universe, and there’s no reason why they couldn’t have been used instead of creating a new character altogether.

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    3. It was originally going to be Boba Fett, old love interest of Han. Idea gone, so you get Boush. Then in PT you got Aura Sing and Zam.
      Not to mention evil Jedi chicks!
      Boba is established as a boy, but beings its star wars you can have your fantasy for now if you live it outside of the Prequels, however if there is not a voice actuator in that helmet…that’s one deep voice for a chic dude!
      In my world Boba is a dude.

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      1. We’re dealing with a scenario that takes place 30+ years after ROTJ. It’s possible that Boba Fett has being replaced by someone who takes over ‘his &%@t!#&&@&?@@ and costume, and that someone could be a woman.

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        1. Yes, or its Jango reanimated by Dr Evans after Dooku had his head and body Frozen!
          Maybe Dave Filoni will do a Jango Mandilorian Kamino arc!
          I bet Jawas and Ugnaughts were involved!!!

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    4. They also showed him in a few episodes of the Clone Wars animated series.

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  9. That quote from Kathy Kennedy always kinda bothered me. I take it to mean that they are not extracting any of the characters that already exist in the Star Wars Episodes. In other words, they won’t be making spin-offs based on characters that already exist, but rather completely new stories that take place some place else in the galaxy. So no Boba Fett standalone, no Han Solo standalone, etc. Please tell me someone else agrees that this is what Kennedy’s quote means.

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    1. If that really is what they end up doing, it’s probably going to be a disaster. Let’s say that they had attempted this before (or really, even after) Cad Bane had been introduced. They put a lot of work into his storyline in TCW. But, if no one has ever heard of him and that is storyline basically has nothing to do with the greater Star Wars picture, what in the hell is going to draw fans to the movie?

      Just because Star Wars is attached? I doubt it…not in the numbers Disney would like to see,

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      1. I agree that the safe bet for Disney is to make a spinoff staring and already popular character. But as much as I would like to believe otherwise it is all but garenteed to be bad. For the simple fact that it is a lazy and Unimaginative way to go. The only way I can see the spin offs being anything more than a darivative money grab is if they are completely new stories with new character that inhabit the same universe with the gritty lived in feel of the original movies

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  10. First a spinoff movie and now Rebels? I really wish they’d make movies about new and exciting characters instead of just rehashing the older ones.

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    1. binky the clown August 03, 2014 at 07:00 AM

      They are!! It is called Ep7!!!!

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  11. Fett is the most overrated SW character…bored at this point. Fett is like a %@%?* of wood. The fact that he escaped the pit is ridiculous. burp

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  12. If Fett is in Rebels and given their propensity of using unused concepts, I think it would be cool if they based it on the second prototype version.

    link to thedentedhelmet.com

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  13. I’d really be surprised if he wasn’t, they’ll use popular familiar characters they can to attract as much attention as possible.

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  14. Did anyone notice that he is called a Mandalorian in that article? I thought he wasn’t or at least that’s not part of the revised canon?

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    1. I like to imagine that he eventually got around to earning that *te&! or something after TCW suddenly said that he wasn’t one with little explanation. It would make for an interesting story.

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  15. I hope they go with the Jason Wingreen voice for Boba in the show, given that the Clone Troopers have been confirmed to return. It would feel like a waste if they all had Dee Bradley Baker’s voice instead of mixing it up to let Boba feel more like his own character.

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  16. Boba hair care housecalls August 04, 2014 at 06:41 AM

    The dented helmet link prototype 2 looks like ESB version Fett, bad pic, look at the hair care products tucked in his shin pockets, then look at the hair extensions. He even has a blowdrier in his hand and a portable storage of air tanks on his back, his helmet doubles for treating your perms. Is that a curling iron stuffed in his left shin pouch! Boba Fett portable salon!

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