Lawrence Kasdan Is Writing a BOBA FETT Movie — Possible Story Info

There's been a lot of speculation surrounding the standalone Star Wars films that are being developed by Lucasfilm. It's almost certain that one of these movies is going to center on everyone's favorite bounty hunter, Boba Fett. There has already been a good amount of news sorrounding a movie based on this character and today we have a new one to add to the list. 

The Schmoes at Schmoes Know are saying their inside source has confirmed that Empire Strikes Back screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan is in the process of writing the script for the film. A rumor about this started about five months when Metalocalypse director Jon Schnepp said:

One of them is Boba Fett. It is. I know. I know for a fact. I will never reveal my source, but it is the one written by Lawrence Kasdan.

We later learned that Disney and Lucasfilm were having issues trying to crack a solid story that focuses on the villainous character. I'm sure they've been able to figure something out since then, if they were in fact having real problems. Maybe to solve them they had to go to the expended universe.

The site goes on to say that Kasdan might have based "some elements of his screenplay off of an Expanded Universe story!" What's interesting about his bit of information is that the Lucasfilm has said that they will not be basing their upcoming films on any of the expended universe. At this point who knows if what the studios are feeding us is true or not. The site adds:

But through our very trusted source (who shall remain nameless as they asked for anonymity in this case – duh, it’s STAR WARS for Wampa’s Breath sake!), the fact that a book or story isn’t considered canon does not mean that they are not using some ideas and/or plot points to create a whole new story with certain elements from an EU tale. It’s that little bit I am most interested in exploring.

They go on to speculate that if this is the case, the movie could be based on an old Star Wars book, Tales of the Bounty Hunters, as one of the stories in it focuses on Boba Fett. That story is called "The Last One Standing." Here's some information on it via Wookieepedia:

The Last One Standing: The Tale of Boba Fett is a short story written by Daniel Keys Moran and published by Bantam Spectra in the Tales of the Bounty Hunters anthology. It focuses on bounty hunter Boba Fett, though also features passages written from the point of view of war criminal Kardue’sai’Malloc and Han Solo, formersmuggler and hero of the Rebellion. The early portions of the book deal with a number of incidents in Boba Fett’s early life, documenting his fixation on and rivalry with Han Solo, and establishing much of his background. After jumping time frames a number of time the story reaches 19 ABY and stays there for its duration. After an older Fett successfully captures Kardue’sai’Malloc, the Butcher of Montellian Serat, to pay for his retirement, he and his old nemesis Solo end up facing off on Jubilar, where they first met. The story ends in a cliffhanger, with each man pointing a gun at the other from a close range.

There's also the aspect of  Fett being swallowed by the sarlacc. This is an question I think every fan is going to want to see answered in a movie. It was answered in the story, and here's some information on it:

Attracted by the ‘strong, silent, brutal’ character of Fett, Moran agreed, and turned in an outline for a story depicting what happened to Fett after he fell into the sarlacc in Return of the Jedi. Moran’s outline established that the sarlacc was self-aware, and that Fett spent many years in its bowels before his escape; it was initially approved. However, Lucasfilm later requested that Moran change the story to make Fett stay in the sarlacc just a few days, and that it could not be sentient as he wished. Moran revised it until Lucasfilm was satisfied.

It would be incredibly awesome of the movie was inspired by this story. Of course, if Kasdan is actually being inspired by the expanded universe then he might also be pulling from several different sources. 

None of these story details are actually confirmed for the movie, but a Boba Fett film will eventually happen, and when it does I don't care what the story is as long as it's freakin' awesome! I'm really excited about these standalone movies, and I can't wait to see what they are and what stories they will actually be telling.

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