Although we’ve learned a few tidbits here and there about what’s next for Boba Fett, there’s still plenty we don’t know about everyone’s favorite bounty hunter. Sure, he’ll reportedly be the subject of the second spinoff film, and there are other reports that he may show up even sooner. But what exactly does Lucasfilm have in mind for the clone kid?
Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy has offered a hint of what’s in store, along with a few other details about The Force Awakens. The information comes from an interview that Kennedy did with Daisy Ridley, who plays Rey, in Japan, which has just been translated by Star Wars 7 News with help from kotaku.jp.
It’s worth noting here that these aren’t direct quotes. They’re more like loose translations that probably aren’t 100 percent accurate.
Kennedy is asked whether Boba Fett is slated to come back, along with whether the Ewoks will make a reappearance. It’s kind of bizarre to combine those two ideas, but Kennedy responds by saying that Boba Fett is a “high priority.” However, she’s not so sure about the Ewoks:
"“Don’t worry: Boba Fett is a high priority among our list, please wait. But seeing how the Ewoks could return is a little harder to imagine. It is quite difficult to give the many stars of Star Wars their own stories on film.”"
That’s not all we can glean from the interview, though. Kennedy also revealed that Ridley has trained with the swordfight choreographer on Game of Thrones. But instead of wielding a bladed weapon, the actress has instead become versed in the style of bōjutsu, which features a bo staff as the primary weapon.
"“She learned the bōjutsu fighting style. Rey uses the staff she has in the trailer to fight. Daisy’s gotten to be so good at bōjutsu that even grown men on the set fear it.”"
Ridley chimes in saying she did plenty of physical work in her approach to the character of Rey.
Kennedy also makes another interesting remark, saying that they’ll be revealing more and more of the film over the next six months, and then adding that “fan conventions are important.”
This could be a throwaway comment that also may be poorly translated, but it sounds like Celebration was only the beginning of Disney’s grand plan.
Along with these teases, Kennedy says that the crew of The Force Awakens is focused on the CGI work, while John Williams has begun scoring the movie.
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As far as Boba Fett is concerned, this certainly lends weight to the report that he will get his own spinoff film and continue to be a heavy player in the Star Wars universe. If you’ve already seen the preview of Marvel’s Star Wars #5 comic, which comes out this Wednesday, you know that Fett will feature prominently in the issue.
Meanwhile, we’re getting a better picture of Rey and whether she will become a Jedi. I’m guessing that the Game of Thrones swordsman is preparing her to use something other than a bo staff.
What do you all think? Do you want Boba Fett to get his own story? Is Rey on her way to using the Force?