Hi, everyone. "Moriarty" here with some Rumblings From The Lab...
Okay... now that the dust has started to settle from the other day (and I say “started,” since it’s going to kick right back up next week when full details about the DVD changes start to trickle out... and they will), how about something else to keep you talking?
We’ve heard repeatedly now about marketing meetings that Lucasfilm has been holding internationally, in which they’ve laid out their plans for the next five years or so. One of the cornerstones of that plan has been a TV show rumored to start in the fall of 2006. So what would a STAR WARS TV show be about? What premise could possibly fuel a weekly series that wouldn’t also tread on the toes of film continuity? Could the Vader purge support an entire series, and how big a downer would it be just watching him kill Jedi each week? Could it be a Jedi Academy or a Rogue Squadron show?
Nope. Sounds like Lucasfilm knows exactly which character fans are still most intrigued by, even now, over 20 years after his first brief introduction. Yeah... you know who I’m talking about... check out what this spy had to say:
Yep, been a long time since my last report. But I like to save up. So it's time to cash out. Yep, there is a Star Wars TV show on the way. Yep, it takes place between Episode 3 and 4. Yep, the character and story arcs are starting to come together. Hehe... fanboys are gonna love this! Playing one of the series' villans we love to hate is none other than... wait for it... Boba Fett! Expect young Boba (but not nearly as young as in Ep. 2) to feature in the series significantly. And you wondered why Lucas spent so much time focusing on that kid in Attack of the Clones and made sure that you knew that he knew that the Jedi/Republic was responsible for his Dad's death. Now you know.
Cooper the Hound
Normally, I’d say a bad guy couldn’t really carry the weight of audience sympathy week to week as the star of a show, but Boba Fett is no ordinary bad guy, and this would certainly give Lucasfilm an entire galaxy of possibilities, story-wise.
For now, let’s consider this one an unconfirmed rumor, but I’m already working on a few key sources to try and get something more substantial. I’ll make sure to let you know when we do...