It’s no mystery that Kevin Smith is a Star Wars superfan. Nearly all of his films contain a reference to George Lucas’ famed franchise. Dante and Randal have an argument about the Death Star II in Clerks, Silent Bob quotes Yoda in Chasing Amy, and Mark Hammil and Carrie Fisher guest star in the Star Wars inspired Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.
In a guest column this week in The Hollywood Reporter, Smith has some advice for Disney, the new guardians of the galaxy far, far away: “Make a Boba Fett time-travel flick.” The idea is inspired from his summers in the late 70s and early 80s, dreaming up adventures with his friend Pete and their Star Wars action figures.
The best story (and the only one outside of the movie canon that we’d repeatedly play) wasn’t about Luke and Leia: It was about inexplicable fan-fave Boba Fett — the intergalactic bounty hunter who brings a carbonite-frozen Han Solo to Jabba the Hutt. The plot of our backyard adventure: Boba Fett gets trapped by robotic gunslinger IG-88 in a Star Wars universe time loop, sending him through all the movies as well as moments only referenced in the flicks. In some eras, he’s a hero — even getting to kiss Princess Leia instead of Luke (this was before Return of the Jedi made ‘em relatives). Other times when the chrono-belt pulled him into another era, Fett’s the villain he’s always known as in the flicks. The time-travel plot allowed us to touch on the well-told stories of the movies we so adored, but it also gave us a chance to mash ‘em up with the funkier flights-of-fancy Pete and I would manufacture.
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