Wednesday, February 6, 2013

So Lucasfilm Evidently Does Like Money...

UPDATE: So Disney has announced they are indeed making a Boba Fett movie. I'm going to pretend that someone high up at Disney is an avid Nerduary reader and decided to heed my advice. I'm also going to pretend that a movie featuring a Han Solo played by someone other than Han Solo isn't a monumentally bad idea. Isn't it fun to play pretend?

Anyway, here's what I had to say yesterday...

So now word on the Internet is that Lucasfilm is looking to make standalone movies featuring established characters. This absolutely makes sense to me, from both a creative and financial point of view. But what doesn't make sense to me is who the focus of the first spin-off is planned to center on (at least according to Ain't It Cool News)...

Now I don't think a Yoda flick is inherently a bad idea. In fact, I think a movie that shows Yoda in his younger years tearing shit up a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away would be pretty sweet. But that's going to be how you kick things off? I mean, you're Lucasfilm. I thought you liked money. Fans love Yoda, to be sure, but you know who fans really love? 

They love that guy. Like, a lot. They love him a in a way that when you really think about it makes no sense at all. Most of the time he's on screen, he's just kinda hanging out in the background, looking all mysterious and saying cool, badass things, sometimes even to Darth Vader.

Fans. Love. Boba Fett.

I'd like to add that I merely like Boba Fett. I have no super attachment to him beyond "his armor looks cool." But a Boba Fett movie would let you branch out and expand your franchise more than a Yoda flick.

A Yoda flick is more of the same when it comes down to it. Jedi Knights doing Jedi Knight things. And maybe Yoda bouncing around a lot. We've seen these movies already. What we haven't seen is Reservoir Dogs in space.

And I really wanna see Reservoir Dogs. In space.

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