Kevin Smith wants more Boba Fett. And not just that, he wants Boba Fett front and center. Smith wrote a blog post for First Showing:

“If Disney wants to make another cool billion dollars like it did with The Avengers last summer, all it needs to do is make a Boba Fett time-travel flick. It would center on a character everyone digs and allow for a greatest hits of Star Wars while playing with an already-established timeline, a la Back to the Future. You could use every living (and dead) actor from the previous Star Wars films, no matter what their age — which means Mark HamillCarrie Fisher and Harrison Ford can come and play as well. It’d be a dream come true for any Star Wars fan — particularly those of us who opted out of the boring-ass real world every summer for galaxies far, far away.”

“So in a world where Disney needs to make back its investment, we may indeed see an all-Boba Fett film. And if the Force wills it, maybe it’ll even be about Boba Fett lost in the Star Wars universe time stream. But even if it became the highest-grossing film of all time, it’d still never be as good as Pete King’s version.”

It would be an easy way for Disney to include past characters regardless of if they were alive or dead. But, I think a Boba Fett movie would be a better spin-off. That being said, the rumor mill for directors isn’t likely to go away soon. Matthew Vaughn has been most recently linked to the film. I’d like to see the Wachowskis get a shot. They can handle intricate story lines and can do some spectacular action sequences. Guillermo Del Toro would provide some pretty fantastic creatures. Who would you want to see helm the new Star Wars?

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

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