We’ve heard that Disney is planning to release a new Star Wars movie every year, once they get the Lucasfilm franchise up and running. And we’ve heard that after the next trilogy, there will be a series of movies that each tell the story of a different familiar character. The latest rumor is that Disney is having a particularly difficult time deciding on how to present Boba Fett as the protagonist of a film. Can you make a Disney movie about a bad guy? The upcoming Malificent will determine if it’s possible, but how will they make it work with the evil bounty hunter from Star Wars? /Film has an idea.
One way to do that is change the time frame. If spin-off takes place soon after Attack of the Clones, it could show Fett’s desire to try and be good, ultimately failing, which would then lead into the original trilogy. However, if the film takes places during the original trilogy, as had been rumored, we already know he’s evil.
Normally, this problem would be solved by having Fett hunt down Space Hitler; whenever you want to have a bad guy look good, you put him up against a bad guy who’s even worse. It’s mostly a matter of figuring out who that Space Hitler is and making that palatable to the families showing up to see a movie starring a bounty hunter.
Disney has years to figure it out. How would you craft a story around Boba Fett and make it family-friendly enough for Disney?