Joe Johnston: Boba Fett Should Never Have Removed His Helmet

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Joe Johnston, visual effects art director on The Empire Strikes Back and legendary filmmaker in his own right, has said that Boba Fett should never have removed his helmet.

Ahead of The Book of Boba Fett‘s imminent release, Johnston told The New York Times that he would have preferred the infamous bounty hunter to remain anonymous.

“I never would have shown his face. I would never have had an actor underneath where he takes the helmet off and you see who it is,” Johnston admitted.

“I think that eliminates a lot of the mystery. Before that helmet comes off, he can be anybody.”

Of course, the latest Star Wars series will very much put a face, established identity, and even a backstory to the name of Boba Fett – despite Johnston initially envisaging the bounty hunter as a more abstract character.

Revealing that he’d taken inspiration from the nameless stranger played by Clint Eastwood in spaghetti westerns, Johnston said that Boba Fett was initially “neither a hero nor a villain”.

He added: “You could hire Boba Fett to do whatever job you wanted him to do.”

Watch The Book of Boba Fett on Disney+ now.

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