Cult favourite may get spin-off flick
Boba Fett, the bounty hunter and fan favourite from the Star Wars saga, may get his own spin-off film.
In an interview promoting Captain America, director Joe Johnston – pictured below – was asked if his old mentor, George Lucas, had seen his latest superhero flick.
He told Screenrant, “You know if he wants to see it, I would show it to him,” before adding, “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.”
The character of Boba Fett, a masked bounty hunter who tracked and captured Han Solo, was played by Jeremy Bulloch in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.
Joe Johnston worked on the original Star Wars film, A New Hope, as an effects illustrator and designer before going on to work as an art director on the two follow ups.
He won an Academy Award, again working with George Lucas, on the first Indiana Jones film, Raiders of the Lost Ark and went on to direct Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Jumanji, and Jurassic Park III.
The Star Wars live-action TV show, announced in 2005, is currently on hold.
Captain America: The First Avenger is out on July 29.