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RUMOR 2016 Star Wars Spin-Off Movie Plot Revealed (via /Film)

Discussion in 'Rogue One' started by MagnarTheGreat, Nov 24, 2014.

  1. DarthDwight

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    Boba Fett should be the main antagonist.
     
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    I thought I had posted one of my usual rambling observations here a week or two ago, but evidently it didn't take.

    The "Death Star plan heist" idea is an interesting one. My initial feeling, though, is that if they just turn that event over to Boba Fett and a group of bounty hunters, it's not really going to mesh that well with what we see in the opening crawl for ANH.

    ....Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire. During the battle, rebel spies managed to steal secret plans to the Empire's ultimate weapon, the DEATH STAR...
    Rebel spaceships, Rebel spies... clearly, this was a Rebel operation. I'm not sure how you turn this into a bounty hunter contract and still keep continuity with the original film. Unless, of course, the bounty hunter mission ends up being a diversion while Rebel operatives steal the plans.

    IMHO, it's going to be hard to beat Brian Daley's portrayal of the capture of the Death Star plans in the ANH radio drama.

    As for making Boba Fett the main character of the movie, I'm torn on that. On the one hand, I was a fan of Boba Fett from the second I got the Kenner action figure in the mail back in 1979. I wasn't crazy about the "Muppet Babies" version of Fett from AOTC, as I just don't think seeing Fett as a child really adds anything compelling to the character. And of course, his slapstick demise in ROTJ always struck me as a cheap way to deal with him.

    But I always felt that the vaguely "spaghetti western"-ish vibe he had in the OT was absolutely perfect for Star Wars. Seeing him in action again in the OT time period would be a blast.

    On the other hand, he's not a misunderstood hero or anything like that. It's not like he's hauling crates of cookies to intergalactic orphanages on his day off, is he? The guy walks around with a high explosive strapped to his back, a flamethrower on his arm (which I'm quite sure rarely if ever saw action roasting marshmallows!) and god knows how many other implements of destruction concealed about his person. He's got scalps dangling from his armor, fer cryin' out loud!

    This is not a grey character. This is a bad sumbitch, and it's going to be hard to justify rooting for him as the main character of a movie no matter how cool he or the story may be.

    So, I'm taking a bit of a wait-and-see attitude toward this latest rumor. It could end up being a cool movie, no doubt about it. But there are some elements to the rumored storyline that don't quite work for me just yet.
     
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    I agree with you, Dekka, and I would add that all we really know about Boba Fett is based on his costume, apart from his role in the PT, which seems to be mentally retconned by many fans. He isn't a "real guy." You could build a character around him as long as you don't try to make him too sympathetic - Lucas did enough of that with turning bad guy Vader into conflicted, gorgeous, momentarily postal and forever damned Anakin. Any fleshing out of the character of Boba Fett will detract from his mystique. It is his very paucity of lines and scarcity of appearances that have made him compelling. It would be very easy for a filmmaker to eff that up by trying to give the fans what they think they want. ;) All of this my own humble opinion.
     
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    I posted this in the twitter thread yesterday, but I'll put it here too since its relevant to the spin-off plot.
     
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    Good. I hope that's true. The idea of a heist movie starring bounty hunters could be cool - the Death Star plans being stolen by bounty hunters on behalf of the Rebels... I'm still just not seeing it.
     
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    Ok there is a rumor going around that the first spin-off is about bounty hunters stealing the death star plans. I can see this happening as rebels hire them to get the plans then transfer them to the rebels to princess Leia, thus Vader referring to her about intercepting transmissions in a new hope. Now we know that Disney announced a Boba Fett spin-off and a Han Solo spin-off, so question is will Han solo make a cameo in the Boba Fett heist?

    Ok next what bounty hunters will join Boba Fett?
    1.Sabine Is she becoming popular to join in on live screen from star wars rebels?
    2.Ventress she is popular once a sith and now a bounty hunter.
    3.Boosk
    4.IG-88
    5.Aura Sing
    6.Cad Bane

    So the next question how to make Boba Fett the hero type character? Well the empire is the bad guy element so problem solved.

    Next question is? Do fans really want another prequel movie? A lot will say no. Fans want a Boba Fett moie where he is seen escaping the Scarlac pit in the opening. So then what else would he do, chase after Han Solo? That's the next question have they casted a young Han solo?

    Your thoughts?
     
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    Well, first I'll start off by saying I really feel the theft of the Death Star plans would be best handled in Rebels. Otherwise I wonder where the series will go to actually make it and the characters mean something. I'm also unsure of how a Star Wars film revolving around a clandestine operation would be.

    That said, I'm perfectly fine with a Fett movie happening in a prequel sense, before the OT. Actually, I wouldn't mind it taking up where TCW left off and even venturing a bit through his life even in between the OT movies... though that idea seems even to myself not very "Star Warsy", for a movie at least, even a spin-off.

    In the post-RotJ/Escape from Sarlaac story, hm... I'm not sure he'd chase after Han or not. Depends on whether he holds a grudge or not. Technically he was after Han (according to the films) because Han had pissed off Jabba enough for Jabba to put a price on his head. Without Jabba there is no pay, unless someone else wants Han enough as well.

    While it seems plausible he'd no longer waste time on Han, I could see him going after Luke in a sense. Jedi hate and all. Besides, Luke would most likely nab any larger bounty any existing Empire might be putting out there. In that case, he'd go for Luke and hopefully nab Han at the same time (who probably would also have a bounty in this situation).
     
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    My guess would be Fulcrum (Ashoka) seeks out help from an old frienemy Assajj Ventris. Against Ashoka's better judgement she puts together a team of bounty hunters. When last we saw Boba he was being raised/corrupted by Aura Sing. He would be older now. The team would be betrayed from within and have to deal with an "Italian Job" style rival heisters going after the score.
     
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    I see Boba attacking Jedi as a means to finally achieve revenge for his father, something in canon he couldn't do as a child under Aurra Sing in TCW or the OT. I dig the Rebels Heist idea, but I wouldn't mind them dying on Alderaan. Their fates are so unknown! But if we do have a sidestory bounty hunter heist, it raises questions about Boba, who lives by a code of honor like his father, as seen through his independent formation of a team and difficulty in acknowledging he was smuggling a girl. We also see in the new comics Boba being hired by Vader, so his work with Vader no matter what would have a priority over backstabbing him, at risk of his own life. I think we also have some support for Kanan vs Vader on the Death Star too!

    Original Mcquarrie Art from Pre- ANH:
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    Kanan figure with mysterious life system of some sorts :
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    If a heist of the death star was to happen I would do it like this.
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    No disintegration??? What???? Yes disintegration!!!!
     
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    well, from what we've heard and seen since Celebration it sounds like Rouge One IS about the Rebels getting the plans. maybe there are bounty hunters involved as well, but if i remember correctly we did hear about a teaser trailer showing Rebel troops coming out of shuttles, looking a lot like Halo. that was during a share holders meeting or something, right?
     
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    Here it is... lousy quality, but the best you will get...

     
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    I think that Rogue 1 will involve Ahsoka. I have a strong feeling she will bite it too. They go after the plans. Tano has to make a stand and does something to save the mission. One of the things that has had me thinking for some time now is why did Bail Organa wait so long to use an asset like Obi-Wan. My thought was because they had an operative like Tano around, but after the raid for the plans of the Death Star. The need for Kenobi goes up. Just speculation.
     
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    They said "No Jedi." And you can argue the semantics of where Ahsoka falls under in terms of alignment, but she clearly qualifies as a samurai space witch, which I think they explicitly said they're going to avoid.
     
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    "No Jedi" Doesn't mean people who just so happen to own light-sabers that may or may not be able to use the force... Please?? :p
    Also just wanted to reply to a post made by Pomojema since it seems cool to do so... :cool:
     
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    Gareth Edwards said that this specific movie was going to focus on what people have to do in the absence of heroes to fall back on. The guardians of the old world have almost all been slain, replaced with despots. The magic will not return until years after the high tyrant is slain and his armies overthrown, and in order for that to happen, a stand must be made.

    Also, keep in mind that the Jedi, even in their peak, were a fringe minority of the Galaxy's population. The only reason we've seen a bunch of them in the movies is because those narratives focus on characters who are Jedi. So I think it's perfectly acceptable if they make movies about how the Galaxy works with minimal discussion of the Force.
     
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    First, there is nothing saying Bail would have the ability to "utilize" Kenobi... Ben was a Jedi, not answerable to the Senate, and certainly not to the Rebellion. While I certainly agree that their interests lay in the same direction, Kenobi answered to Yoda, if anyone.

    Second, there is nothing saying Kenobi didn't perform missions for Bail during the wandering years... however, his primary focus would always have been to watch over Luke, the mission assigned to him by the Yoda. To that end, I wonder if he visited Dagobah at all during that time...

    Third, I am unsure how canon the Alliance to Restore the Republic is anymore... but it was signed by Senators. If Tano was involved at all, she would have been a general, the same as in the Clone Wars.

    That all being said... Rogue 1 would present a wonderful segue from Rebels to the films...

    Tano isn't a Jedi... hence the focus on the white saber... It would be nice to see something in the Star Wars universe that didn't focus on Jedi, however...

    In the admin forums, we take turns replying to @Pomojema.. be careful though, it's like looking at the sun directly... fortunately, now that you have responded to him, you are in the "in" club, and can wear the kewl shades...
     
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    Does anyone know EXACTLY when Rogue One begins production. That will probably be key to plot details getting leaked.
     
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    That's what I was saying, but the message that Gareth Edwards was conveying (and keep in mind, I was there when he said this) is that it's not about heroic space wizards and witches saving the day for the little guy. Indeed, it's about the proverbial David hitting Goliath where it hurts, armed with a slingshot and his own faith against an armored, sword-wielding giant.
    If I may overinflate my ego for a moment... Ahem...

    THEY ARE BUT GNATS BEFORE ME!
     
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