Story: Known as one of the most fearing and best bounty hunters known throughout the whole galaxy of the world of Star Wars. With his mandalorian armor, weapons and clever ways to catching his targets, Boba Fett is a hunter that never gives up on anything until the job is done. After the battle at the Sarlacc pit, it was told that Boba had been eaten by the Sarlacc and was finished for good…or was he?
Creating: From reading different theories of Boba Fett still being alive and escaping the Sarlacc pit, I wanted to capture this moment that showed that Boba was still alive and managed to beat his way out of the Sarlacc’s mouth. This then could prove to the fans of Boba that their theories were right of his existence. With the background of the sky light, I wanted to capture the perfect sky light coloring that made Boba look like he was still on Tatooine so that it could show the amount of time it’s taken him to escape from his fall into the Sarlacc’s mouth that happened from mid-day to sunset. Also when you watch the end of Revenge of the Sith just before the credits come, you will see the sun setting with the clouds in different colors from the skylight and that was how I wanted to base this moment of Boba’s returning.
Facts: Before Star Wars became a massive success in the box office, designer Ralph McQuarrie had created another character that had been rejected to be seen in the first Star Wars but would get to become one of most iconic characters in the franchise of the trilogy. In 1978 technian Joe Johnston began working on new type Super Stormtrooper that he had sketched out from using McQuarrie’s work and would show Lucas his design and Lucas loved the new character. As Johnston would begin creating Fett’s character alongside with art director Neil o Rodda’s Jamero who designed Fett’s ship the Slave 1, Johnston kept updating the new look of Boba Fett with better armour designs, new helmet and weapons which would lead to Norman Reynolds and the art department to be make the first Boba Fett suit which was completely white and kept to its first origin design and screen tested on June 28th 1978.
. After making the screen test of Boba Fett’s features for Lucas to see the character’s design, Boba Fett was given his iconic colours to appear scavenged from battles the character fought in and would first make his first public appearance on at the San Anselmo county fair and parade on the 24th September 1978 and where a press photographer for the Independent newspaper had taken his photo walking along side Darth Vader. After his appearance in the public eye, Fett then would be seen in a newspaper strip story of Star Wars called The frozen world of Ota and would make his first ever appearance on-screen in cartoon from the Star Wars Holiday Special that aired on November 17th 1978.
. As Fett’s reputation was beginning to grow and get a lot of attention to Star Wars fans, as the Empire Strikes Back was in production to becoming the sequel to Star Wars the question was who was going to play him? Played by Jeremy Bulloch, Bulloch was given role for he fitted the suit perfectly and never had to do a reading or screen test for the role. To get into role of becoming the mysterious bounty hunter, Bulloch would base his performance on Clint Eastwood’s character from the 1977 western film The Man with no Name and would do the same head tilt Eastwood did and always have his weapon ready to shot at any moment. As for Fett’s voice, Bulloch never said a word but the voice was done by Jason Wynn Green and years later it was redone with Tamera Morrison’s voice who played Jango Fett in Attack of the Clones.
. As Fans of Fett consider him to still be alive after falling into the Sarlacc’s pit, Fett would make appearances in expanded universes after the events of the destruction of the second Death Star and making an appearance in the book Star Wars Fate of the Jedi which is set 40 years later after the Return of the Jedi.