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STAR WARS Spin-Off Rumor: Boba Fett’s 11

Hey, you got your Star Wars in my heist movie! No, you got your heist movie in my Star Wars! Good news, kids. We’re thinking Star Wars and heist movies might just be two great tastes that taste great together – and rumor is that’s exactly what you’re getting in 2016.

Join Jessica Chobot on today’s Nerdist News as she breaks down the alleged plot to Godzilla director Gareth Edwards’ Star Wars spin-off flick, explains how the long-rumored Boba Fett might factor in, and explores how the spin-off might tie-in to both The Force Awakens and A New Hope! PLUS find out when you’ll get to see the first teaser footage from Episode VII!

Thanks for watching, don’t forget to count down the Top 5 Best Worst Star Wars Creatures with Jess and Wil Wheaton, find out what you missed by not playing Watch Dogs, and let us know in the comments below if you like the sound of this Star Wars tale!

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  1. J. says:

    And, yeah, I say a Jedi-less Star Wars would be viable. They’ve already built, or are in the process of building, their world. We know what’s up about Jedi and Sith. It’s time to see some more points of view within the fiction besides Jedi and Sith or clones and droids. Those are classic struggles of good and evil. It’s time to see a story of ambivalence towards those sides, another aspect of living in a world of distinct good and bad. The Clone Wars series alluded to it from time to time but this is a project that needs devoted direction and a clear message of being something different.

  2. J. says:

    Um Jess, it’s “WRETCHED hive of scum and villainy”.

  3. Henrik says:

    JC, you know your audience.  Sure, we’d all like peace on Earth, Goodwill to men.  But a Nerf Gun? Pass it over! (Whumph! Whumph! Whumph!)

  4. Doddy Bigital says:

    Having Fett steal the plans is stupid. He’d be an enemy of the Empire, and having him back in Empire would make no sense.

    It would make a lot more sense to have Fett as a villain. He kills someone brutally, it plants the seed for the whole “no disintegrations” line, etc. etc…

    • Michael Sacal says:

      Bobba is a mercenary bounty hunter. He works for whoever pays him. Besides, who said the Empire would even know he stole the plans? Part of getting away with the crime is not letting the person you stole from know who you are. For over 30 years, he made us think rebel spies stole the plans. He’s that good.

      • Doddy Bigital says:

        Mercenarism isn’t that simple. As far as the overarching story goes, it’s childish logic to say, “Meh, it could happen, he works for the highest bidder,” because sure, maybe that’s possible, but that’s not the only thing at play; making it out so that the Rebels are the highest bidder completely undermines how desperate they’re supposed to be at the beginning of the series.

        Fett is much more frightening if kept to the established story: One of few bounty hunters who has scored a retainer with Vader. That doesn’t mean he can’t work with Jabba in the meantime, but it DOES mean he couldn’t work against the Empire’s interests.

        I don’t want Fett being turned into a hero. Just because someone’s cool, it doesn’t mean they have to turn out to be good.

        • Michael Sacal says:

          He’s not a “hero”, he’s a protagonist.  Stealing the plans isn’t necessarily a heroic deed. The Rebel Alliance was loaded. After all, isn’t that how Luke convinced Han to rescue Leia, by offering him a LOT of money, enough to settle his debt with Jabba? If they could pay him that much to rescue Leia, why couldn’t they pay Boba the same or MORE to steal the plans, which would arguably be more valuable and more important?

          The first movie already established that the rebels stole the plans, why create a second plot line that is a rehash of that when instead they can immortalize that first battle on film? It makes a lot more sense. I like the idea that they would take one basically throwaway line from the opening crawl to create an entirely new movie.

          A Star Wars prequel done right.

  5. Dave says:

    I think a Star Wars movie can work, sans Jedi… because there are Star Wars games that work sans Jedi.

  6. I was thinking who would want to steal the plans, then the video reminded me that the rebels stole the plans from the Empire prior to New Hope. So that would make sense. Show how that happened. Having Bobba be the one in charge of the theft is unexpected. The movie could also show the Rebel victory alluded to in the opening crawl. Now I’m excited.