The Boba Fett fever keeps on raging. We have tons of rumors already out there, but now we have another little piece of info that might hint at wheels turning behind the scenes at Lucasfilm for everyone’s favorite intergalactic bounty hunter.
Two weeks ago, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and Force Awakens lead actress Daisy Ridley visited Japan and conducted interviews. One of the questions happened to touch on a certain Mandalorian…
Well, what was said?
Here’s the question and answer between the interviewer from Kotaku Japan and Kathleen Kennedy:
Question: “In yesterday’s kick-off meeting, you joked that Jar-Jar does not come back. On that note, will Boba Fett come back? Also, is there a possibility of Ewok re-appearance?”
Kennedy: “Don’t worry: Boba Fett is a high priority among our list, please wait. But seeing how the Ewoks could return is a little harder to imagine. It is quite difficult to give the many stars of Star Wars their own stories on film.”
What does Kennedy’s quote tell us?
Honestly? Not much other than what we already knew. Boba Fett is a very popular character and Lucasfilm knows it. He’s still being used in many Star Wars stories, so it makes sense they want to find a way to put out a central product that capitalizes on that popularity, but it will take time to get it right.
Honestly, the biggest news of the quote was probably the confirmation that Ewoks and Jar-Jar Binks will probably never show up again. Kennedy said it diplomatically, but behind the tempered answer you can see they have no desire to bring those little guys back.