Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View continues to yield illuminating intel about Lucasfilm’s famed galaxy far, far away.
Just yesterday, for instance, never-before-seen story details relating to Obi-Wan Kenobi and, more specifically, how his close relationship Qui-Gon Jinn continued beyond death led many to assume that Liam Nesson’s Jedi Master will crop up for an appearance in Lucasfilm’s planned Star Wars anthology film – not unlike how Alec Guinness’ Force ghost guided Luke through the closing stages of both Empire and Jedi all those years ago.
Another chapter included in From a Certain Point of View, “Added Muscle,” is all about Boba Fett, the galaxy’s most famous bounty hunter. Penned by Paul Dini, this particular vignette sheds new light on Jabba’s high-ranking mercenary, all the while providing some context to Darth Vader’s “no disintegrations” order from Empire Strikes Back. Just bear in mind that this extract is written from the perspective of Boba Fett himself.
He’s [Vader] still got a mad on over those rebel spies I crisped on Coruscant. Idiots came came at me with ion disruptors. What, they thought I wouldn’t carry a weapon accelerator? Flash, boom, three tiny ash piles. Tried to collect and Lord ‘No Disintegrations!’ refused to pay without bodies. My word’s not good enough, apparently. Reckoned I’d make up the loss by finding his droids and holding out for twice the reward.
Set in and around the same time period as A New Hope, this scene involves Boba Fett loitering near Jabba the Hutt as he encounters Han Solo and Chewie. Not only that, but here Boba Fett disses Stormtroopers and even claims he could kill Han and Chewie without so much as breaking a sweat.
Followed those treads a way until I found someone had wiped out the Jawas, too. “Someone” meaning amateurs trying to fake a Tusken raid. Probably stormtroopers, judging by the random blast shots. Some might call them precise. Me, I say they can’t hit the butt end of a bantha. At least they had brains enough to take out everyone who had seen the droids. Hard luck on the sizzled hicks I found at that torched moisture farm. Had a look-see and discovered there were three settlers living there, not two. Betting the third ran with the droids. I’ll hunt around after I’m done here. Vader may triple the bounty if I bring him the fugitive along with the droids. Yeah, I know, intact corpse, “no disintegrations.”
Beyond Lucasfilm’s embryonic Obi-Wan spinoff, it’s understood the Powers That Be have drawn up early plans for anthology movies based on both Yoda and Boba Fett, though whether those projects fall into place is another question entirely. The Last Jedi, on the other hand, will continue the core Skywalker saga on December 15th of this year.