Ever since Disney acquired the Star Wars franchise, Boba Fett has been inching his way out of that Sarlaac’s stomach.
It started with Marvel’s Star Wars comics, which revealed that Fett had been previously hired by Darth Vader after the events of Episode IV to hunt down the pilot who destroyed the Death Star.
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But the bounty hunter’s resurgence likely suffered a setback when Josh Trank unexpectedly left the second Star Wars spinoff film, which by all reports would probably have centered on Fett. Although we may have to wait a little longer than we expected, fans should rest easy, as Disney undoubtedly has plans for Fett for the future.
And now, thanks to filmmaker Eric Demeusy, we may have a glimpse at what those plans could like. Demeusy made a brief trailer for a new project called Star Wars: The New Republic Anthology, and it looks like a textbook attempt at a Fett film set after his experience in the Sarlaac.
You can watch the clip above. Here’s a description of the project:
"“After being trapped for 30 years in the Great Pit of Carkoon, infamous bounty hunter Boba Fett makes a death defying escape and finds himself fighting alongside the Rebellion to establish a New Republic.”"
The special effects are the first thing that leap out at me. The slow crane over the Sarlaac Pit and the weight and presence of Fett’s ship, Slave I, elevate this clip’s production quality above other fanmade trailers.
But I also like some of the smaller flourishes too, like the shot from inside Fett’s visor, or C-3PO’s voice laid over the soundtrack as if echoing inside Fett’s helmet. There’s an attention to detail and artistic purpose here that gives me confidence Demeusy is on to something.
It’s unclear if we can expect a finished Fett film anytime soon. The synopsis definitely sounds intriguing, hinting that Fett may join the good guys in the Star Wars universe. I usually avoid non-canon material just out of practicality, but this is something I would make time to watch.