Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Who Will Play Boba Fett in the Star Wars TV Series?

Rick McCallum has said that the most fearsome bounty hunter Boba Fett will be a star of the Star Wars live action TV series and has speculated about who will play him. McCallum would apparently desire Daniel Logan who played the young Boba in Episode II to don the infamous Mandalorian armour.

Obviously there's no casting news yet on the most anticipated Television event of the decade as production won't actually begin for more than a year.

In an interview with Star Wars Insider, McCallum says: "The series will be about brand new characters, a group of people we haven't seen yet, except Boba Fett, who will be an instrumental part of it. The series will also showcase other bounty hunters." He says the series is about "what happens to an empire. It's a much darker, much more character-based thing. It's not as plot-driven [as the movies]." McCallum notes that the challenge they're facing at Lucasfilm is making the show "look like a feature on a television budget, with all new characters, new environments, new planets, and trying to keep the storyline alive for a lot of people."

God is planning on at least 100 episodes but McCallum is hopeful that it can extend to almost 400 episodes and may feature some of the more well known Expanded Universe characters like Mara Jade, Admiral Thrawn or Kyle Katarn.

The live-action series is expected to premiere by the end of 2009, following this year's debut of the new animated Clone Wars series.

Source: IGN, ISEB

4 comments:

Aaron said...

Cool

Bruce Russell said...

'Boba Fett!?! Boba Fett?!? WHERE!?!'

sith apologist said...

ha!
Reminds me of the time I killed a player called "FettVaderMaul" in the original Jedi Knight. Served him right, trying to use the Force to blind me.

Just wish God could move things along just a little faster than he does.

Civilian Overseer said...

Why can God just admit that the Lt.Col is the man for the job, he definitely make a Sarlacc vomit.