Boba Fett’s Book Canonizes George Lucas’ Star Wars Retcon

First chapter in Boba Fett’s book takes a page from a book by George Lucas with an unused idea from Star Wars Episode VI – Return of the Jedi… After a skirmish on a sailing barge with Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and half-blind Han Solo (Harrison Ford) in Return of the Jedi, directed by Richard Marquand’s 1983 finale to Lucas’ original trilogy, unceremoniously sends hired gunman Boba Fett (Jeremy Bullock) to the jaws of death. For decades, the story of the bounty hunter’s escape from the Sarlacc pit has been one of Legendslost in the days of the sand (and Tatooine) in the decanonized expanded universe star Wars

V Boba Fett’s Book, Flashback of 4 ABY (after the Battle of Yavin) tells the untold story of Fett (Temuera Morrison) escaping from the belly of the beast during the events Jedi… Director Robert Rodriguez and writer Jon Favreau canonize an idea Lucas considered Return of the Jedi in “Chapter 1: A Stranger in a Strange Land,” where an armored bounty hunter climbs out of the Sarlacc Pit in the Dune Sea of ​​Tatooine.

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In the 2004 DVD release Special edition version Return of the JediLucas says he was considering revisiting Fett’s apparent death with a shot that would eventually surface a few years later in Boba Fett’s book

“In the case of Boba Fett’s death, if I knew he would turn into such a popular character, I would probably make him a little more exciting. Boba Fett was just another minion, another award-winning hunter and bad guy, ”says Lucas of a fan favorite that appeared in the 1978 animated film. Star Wars Celebration Edition ahead of the 1980s The Empire Strikes Back. “He became such a universal favorite that because of such a small role, he had a very large presence. And now that his story is told in the first trilogy [Lucas’ Star Wars prequels]it makes him even more of a mistake, because we wouldn’t benefit from his defeat any more, because most people don’t believe he died anyway. ”

“I thought about adding another shot to [Return of the Jedi] where it comes out of the hole, ”says Lucas in a 2004 commentary,“ but I thought it didn’t quite fit in the end. ”

After the problem is now-Legends row Dark empire comic confirms Fett survived Sarlacc, anthology Tales from Jabba’s Palace recounts Fett’s escape in the story “Such a Barv: The Tale of Bob Fett.” In this decanonized story, Fett makes telepathic contact with an earlier victim of the Sarlacc before using the weapons of his armor, including a jetpack and grenades, to force his way to freedom.

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