Not content with bringing one iconic hero of American cinema, Captain America director Joe Johnston has his eye set on another, even more awesome figure for another upcoming project. Boba Fett. That’s if he can convince George Lucas to get on board.
I’ll let that sink in.
Just imagine for one minute the possibility of a spin-off of arguably the cult character of the entire franchise (alongside Darth Maul perhaps), playing out like a sort of Die Hard meets Dog The Bounty Hunter. And while I don’t have great faith in Johnston’s directorial abilities (aside from his early work on Jumanji and The Page Master) – he made The Wolfman remember – he does already have experience directing jet-packed superheroey type folk thanks to his time helming 1991’s overlooked gem Rocketeer.
In conversation with ScreenRant
, Johnston admitted his intentions:
“I’m trying to get George to make a feature based on Boba Fett… I would like to, it would be a lot of fun.”
And why isn’t this claim just immediately dismissable? Well, there’s the small matter that Johnston is actually credited as the co-creator of Fett, alongside the bearded Star Wars director, and the two have a very close relationship.
Personally I think there is far more chance of a game on the same lines appearing, but this fanboy tease is still sure to set a lot of chins wagging in the Star Wars fan community.