5 Reasons why Book of Boba Fett should have been a film

Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) in Lucasfilm's THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT, exclusively on Disney+. © 2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All Rights Reserved.
Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) in Lucasfilm's THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT, exclusively on Disney+. © 2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All Rights Reserved. /

At the end of 2021, Lucasfilm dropped their newest Disney+ mini-series, The Book Of Boba Fett. While the limited series had its highlights, it was almost unanimously found extremely underwhelming. More than a year removed, here are five reasons why the series should have been created into a box-office film.

1. Shorter runtime

Combining the runtime of all six episodes, the entire mini-series runs for Five hours and Forty-Eight minutes. This includes segments, scenes, and even whole episodes that weren’t necessary for a Boba Fett series. If the series was adapted instead as a film, the runtime would undoubtedly be significantly shorter, maybe even making it as short as Two hours. This would leave less time for other character arcs and storylines to play out. For instance, Din Jarrin”s separate story with Grogu and Luke Skywalker, a story that had nothing to do with Boba Fett and ultimately took up multiple episodes of the limited series to fully play out.

2. Too many failing Disney+ series

Ever since Disney+ dropped on the streaming market, Disney has made sure that they get their fair share of original series. Both Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm have cranked out project after project for the platform and the wear and tear on both studios can be seen in their respective projects. At this point, giving a character that was born out of the cinema a limited series should have been a gigantic red flag, but it wasn’t. Once all episodes were released in their entirety by March of 2022, It was clear that Disney and Lucasfilm had yet made another mistake in how they tell their stories.

3. A ‘Spaghetti Western film

Variety let it be known that Lucasfilm originally had plans to produce a Boba Fett film and had even contacted Director James Mangold to direct said film. It was also made clear that the film was planned to be developed as a “Spaghetti Western” film. This means the film would have been a hardcore Western movie directed in the style of the late Sergio Leone. While the existing limited series did have a Western vibe in many scenes, A Western film is something that hasn’t been explored in Star Wars yet. With a gut-wrenching 54% audience score on rotten tomatoes, the scrapped Spaghetti Western certainly seems like an opportunity that was slept on. Variety doesn’t go into very much detail about Mangold’s ambitions regarding the scrapped film but does say he had “more than flirted” with the idea.

4. A True Big Bad

During the series, Boba Takes on a vicious syndicate known as the Pykes, a group more recently found in the gameplay preview for Star Wars: Outlaws.  While the Pykes are the main antagonists of the show, a Boba Fett-worthy opponent doesn’t get mentioned or appear on screen until the 6th episode in Cad Bane. While the live-action debut of the character was something many had hoped for, Bane doesn’t even share a scene with Boba until the finale. The overall pacing of the series robbed us of a true villain for the main duration of the series. The pacing of a film would have possibly allowed for a stronger villain arc in the story whether it was Cad Bane or not.

5. Fett, A Star Wars Story

After Lucasfilm released two separate one-off films, Rogue-one and Solo, It was clear that these “Star Wars Story” films got people talking. People loved seeing the action-packed return of Han Solo after the character has been beloved for over forty years now. Boba Fett certainly doesn’t fall too far behind Han Solo on that list. Boba has been a popular Star Wars character since Empire Strikes Back and hasn’t left the minds and memories of many fans since. Seeing Boba get his own story in a film would have been well deserved for not just the character, but the fans who have been wanting to see it happen for years.