In the Star Wars Disney(plus) Special, Boba Fett’s alternate suit designs are revealed.
Boba Fett has become a global icon as a result of Star Wars, and he will finally get his due in the upcoming limited series The Book of Boba Fett.
However, now that Boba Fett is bigger and more popular than ever, Lucasfilm is taking a look back at the character’s unlikely rise from minor character to one of the franchise’s most recognizable mascots.
Under the Helmet: The Legacy of Boba Fett, a new Disney(plus) documentary special, has been released just in time for Disney(plus) Day, and it opens with one of the most exciting revelations Star Wars fans could have hoped for: a look at the designs that came before the Boba Fett we know!
Director Joe Johnston (Captain America: The First Avenger) appears in Under the Helmet to discuss his time as art director on Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and designing Boba Fett with the late, great Ralph McQuarrie.
After Star Wars became a worldwide phenomenon, Johnston and McQuarrie were tasked with expanding George Lucas’ galaxy far, far away into something much bigger and more imaginative.
Johnston and McQuarrie exchanged sketches for the character that would eventually become Boba Fett, and you can see some of that early concept art below!
As you can see, a significant amount of effort went into making Boba Fett the character he is in Star Wars.
Boba Fett’s design clearly influenced a lot of Star Wars that came after him, whether it was Mandalore’s later warrior culture and armor, or the various Storm Trooper divisions that would appear (and continue to appear) in later Star Wars works.
The official synopsis for The Book of Boba Fett, the upcoming spinoff of The Mandalorian:
Legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett and mercenary Fennec Shand navigate the galaxy’s underworld in “The Book of Boba Fett,” a thrilling Star Wars adventure, as they return to the sands of Tatooine to stake their claim on the territory once ruled by Jabba the Hutt and his crime syndicate.
Temuera Morrison starred as Jango Fett in the Star Wars prequels and as Boba Fett in The Mandalorian.
He’ll be back in The Book of Boba Fett, alongside Ming-Na Wen’s Fennec Shand.
On December 29th, the Disney(plus) Limited Series will premiere.
Boba Fett Alternate Suit Designs Revealed In Star Wars Disney+ Special
“The Book of Boba Fett,” a thrilling Star Wars adventure, finds legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett and mercenary Fennec Shand navigating the galaxy’s underworld when they return to the sands of Tatooine to stake their claim on the territory once ruled by Jabba the Hutt and his crime syndicate.