- May 10, 2018
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Sure. But my point was that these characters are not "noble" characters in the traditional Hollywood sense. They are anti-heroes, with a profession that was looked down on and was populated with extremely nasty people. They are not the template for a central heroic character and there's just no way that Disney would have such a dubious character at the heart of a whole movie. Therefore, Boba Fett will have to be softened to make him more "acceptable", which would further ruin him. Boba Fett is a bad guy. He's not someone to root for. He works for a criminal organisation, hunts people for a living and his common method of "capture" is disintegration. This isn't a guy parents are going to want their kids rooting for, for an entire film.People might say I'm getting off the topic but I found some comments in here interesting.
You say 'For A Few Dollars More' is just two bounty hunters out for monetary gain, no 'good' guys, no character to root for, out for themselves. And that Fett isn't even at that level.
Well if one watches the entire movie, they find out that the Lee Van Cleef character was after the bad guy because the bad guy had killed his brother in law and raped his sister, and his sister shot herself during the rape. After killing the bad guy, Van Cleef then showed no interest in the bounty at all, be it the agreed upon split with Clint Eastwood, or some attempt to get more or all of it himself. In fact, he is a tough guy along the way, butting heads with Eastwood, then teaming up to increase the chances of success, but in the end his disposition changes and you can see he feels an inner peace at having avenged his sister's rape/death. 'We' the viewer know of the rape/suicide murder, but Van Cleef doesn't reveal it to anyone. Eastwood only finds out that he looked like the picture of the girl between the two watches (his own and the stolen one recovered from the bad guy).
It could be said that he was out for himself (it was his sister) and he wasn't good (he killed him rather than turned him over to the authorities), but really he was seeking justice for the rape induced suicide and murder in a time/setting/genre where justice and law were not easily found. There are those who would place such behavior on the side of 'good' rather than 'bad' or 'evil' and would root for that character. Of course, that's a bit of a twist to the ending so you don't necessarily know it going along, to root for him along the way. But you do realize this about his character at the film's end.
Personally, I'd love to see a Star Wars film with a real scumbag Boba Fett at the heart of it. But, it ain't going to happen.
I never cared for Legends or the EU. Too much of it was shite. But, that story there could make for a great film. To bad that something like that will never see the light of day. BTW, was that story in a comic or a book? I wouldn't mind checking that out.Now regarding Fett, AotC contradicted a previous backstory, but in a 'Legends' category there is a point where he leaves the bounty hunter life to become a Journeyman Protector, something like a marshal over a territory if we want to continue to think in western terms. He was attempting to 'clean his act up,' become more legitimate (a law officer type as opposed to a bounty hunter) you could say. Get married and settle down. Well his wife is raped and he kills a superior officer (the guilty party) and is jailed then exiled from Concord Dawn. I am not positive at the moment but I believe the story is told such that it did not come out publicly that the superior officer was the rapist, maybe even that she was raped at all, just that Fett killed a superior officer and gave no reason.