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Boba Fett’s Background to Be Revealed in STAR WARS: CLONE WARS

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If you’ve ever wondered what happened to Boba Fett after he watched his father die in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, then it looks like answers are coming. Boba Fett is one of the most interesting characters in the Star Wars universe, and everyone’s favorite bounty hunter. He just seemed like the most bad-ass guy in the galaxy only to go out in the weakest most uneventful way possible. George Lucas has gone back to change so many things in his Star Wars film, why the hell didn’t he change they way Boba Fett dies?

The creators of Star Wars: The Clone Wars are going to give us Star Wars fans more of a background story on Boba Fett. How he went from a boy that watched his father die to the man that he became. Here is what supervising director Dave Filoni had to say in an interview with Scifiwire,

I wanted to ask the question: How does he become that guy?  Much like George [Lucas] did with Darth Vader, but Boba's path is already set kind of in a much more direct way than young Anakin, because he saw his father die firsthand at that very early age [in Star Wars: Episode II—Attack of the Clones]. How did that affect him? How does that raise questions about the clones that are around him, because they look like his dad? He's a clone, but does he feel like a clone?

I think it’s cool that they actually got the kid that played Boba Fett in Attack of the Clones, Daniel Logan, to do the voice of Boba in the animated series. Sure he’s a bit older and his voice is a bit deeper but it’s still Boba Fett. The CGI animated series will show how the female bounty hunter Aurra Sing became an important figure in Boba’s adolescent life. The voice of Aurra sing is done by Jamie King and here is what she had to say about the role and how they are going to give Boba some mommy issues.

Just imagine a very intense bounty hunter like Aurra Sing mentoring Boba Fett as a dark, motherly figure. That's where it gets really interesting. It's kind of like Mommy Dearest. I grew up with movies like that. Then, all of a sudden, I come across Aurra Sing, who has this dark, motherly quality about her. You get to see that it's really not about taking care of someone at all. It's really just about taking care of herself. It's very fun as an actor to explore those kind of weird things that I don't necessarily relate to but in a way I can explore and understand just through delving into the character. She has very clear intentions on what it is that she wants, and it's not bound by emotions, and it's not bound by things that most females get bound by. It's just really about money, and it's about power. She'll basically do anything to get that. It's fun to be able to play a character like that, that's so single-minded but so manipulative in achieving her desires.

I guess that’s a good direction to take it, Filoni continues giving us more insight as to who Boba is and what he is going through.

I mean, he's a clone, so that sets Boba in a different light. He's one of millions of kids who look just like him, but in his mind, he's his father's only son. He's the one that's special. He's the one that grows differently. In that way, too, with Aurra, she takes him on. Why? Was she a friend of Jango's? What's in it for her? We ask that. It was important that she be somewhat motherly to him, but also she is an adult and she has her own motives. I think she sees a bit of herself in Boba when she was young, when she was kind of on her own, abandoned.

And now he gives us some food for thought.

I think it still maintains the mystery of the Man With No Name that Boba Fett's very much based on, because there aren't really definitive answers, I think Boba Fett in Empire seems different to me. Even as a kid, I thought Boba's a villain, because he's taking down Han Solo with Vader, but he's paid. He probably needs the money. Jango Fett has a famous line: 'I'm just an ordinary man trying to make his way in the galaxy.' You kind of get that Jango feels that justifies what he's trying to do, trying to make a means to an end, trying to pay the bills. He's that guy. How did Aurra influence Boba for good or for bad to become the Man With No Name, with kind of his own sense of justice, his own sense of law at a time when the Empire is the law? Those are some interesting questions.

These ARE some interesting questions, and I’m excited to see how they actually end up developing this storyline. Fett will make his first appearance in The Clone Wars on April 23rd, then again in a two-part season finale on April 30th on Cartoon Netwoork.

What do you think about the direction they are taking the story of Boba Fett?

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