Originally, Boba Fett’s designs were intended for Super Stormtroopers.
Although it may be difficult for Star Wars fans to imagine Boba Fett’s armor belonged to anyone other than the galaxy’s most feared bounty hunter, that wasn’t always the intention.
Disney released Boba Fett: Under the Helmet, a new documentary special, on Disney(plus) Day.
The documentary follows Boba Fett’s creation and continued popularity among Star Wars fans long after the original trilogy ended, leading up to the December release of The Book of Boba Fett.
Joe Johnston, the art director for The Empire Strikes Back, confirms in the documentary that the design that would eventually belong to Boba Fett belonged to an army of “super” Stormtroopers, as George Lucas described them.
The original plan was to make 100 of these armors, but the budget for the film didn’t allow it.
Lucas suggested using the first armor for a bounty hunter character because they’d already made it as a prototype.
Boba Fett was born after Johnston darkened the white armor.
Fett’s existence as an afterthought creation repurposing a design intended for another purpose could explain why the popular character only gets six and a half minutes of screen time in the original trilogy.
That all changed with the arrival of the Star Wars streaming era, with Temuera Morrison’s portrayal of Boba Fett in The Mandalorian’s second season.
Next, Boba Fett takes the lead in the spinoff series The Book of Boba Fett, accompanied by Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen).
According to Disney, “The Book of Boba Fett” finds legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett and mercenary Fennec Shand navigating the galaxy’s underworld when they return to the sands of Tatooine to stake their claim on the territory once ruled by Jabba the Hutt and his crime syndicate.
Executive producer Jon Favreau told Empire Magazine, “There’s a power vacuum.”
“Because Jabba is no longer with us.”
Jabba was clearly a powerful and intimidating leader who people feared and who ruled with an iron fist.
When you take someone like that from the Tatooine ecosystem — and Hutt Space in general — you have a ripe gangster opportunity.”
Let us know what you think of Boba Fett’s design, which was originally reserved for super Stormtroopers.
Disney(plus) is currently streaming Boba Fett: Under the Helmet.
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