Force Facts - Bounty Hunters

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Hey there, Rebelscum fans! This week on the site, we’re taking a look at the bounty hunters who participate in the hunt for Han Solo in The Empire Strikes Back. Today, we’ll be highlighting some trivia focused on these six characters. Stay tuned throughout the week for more articles, insights, videos, and information on the best merchandising content that you will want to add to your collection!


Boba Fett’s history is one of the most complicated out of any Star Wars character, but the other five bounty hunters have each been developed as unique characters within the Expanded Universe mythology. Here is a bit of our “Force Facts” on this rogue’s gallery!


  • The original Kenner mail away “Rocket Firing Boba Fett” is often cited as the most valuable Star Wars action figure of all-time. The early figure was pulled from stores after safety concerns were raised. There was fear that children would swallow the missiles.


  • Even though Jeremy Bulloch created the character and Temuera Morrison has played him for the past decade, many actors have contributed to the legacy of Boba Fett. Daniel Logan played a young Fett in Attack of the Clones, Don Franks voiced him in The Holiday Special, Jason Windgreen provided the original voice in The Empire Strikes Back before it was redubbed by Morrison, and Dickey Beer provided some of the stunt work in Return of the Jedi.


  • Even more actors have appeared as Fett in the more comedic interpretations. Breckin Meyer provided his voice for Fett’s hilarious appearance in Robot Chicken, where he monologues in front of a carbon-frozen Solo. Dee Bradley Baker stepped into voice him in the LEGO Star Wars projects.


  • Before The Book of Boba Fett, Fett was nearly the star of a film project. Director Josh Trank had developed a standalone Fett film as one of the A Star Wars Story anthology films, but the project was scrapped after Trank left the project.


  • Fett was also intended to be one of the stars of the canceled Star Wars: Underworld television series. Lucas began developing a proposed live-action show alongside producer Rick McCallum back in 2005, during the same period in which The Clone Wars went into production.


  • Reportedly, there were over 50 scripts produced for Underworld. Lucas planned to spinoff different characters into their own shows, and produce several tie-in television movies. While the show was eventually put on hiatus in 2010 due to budgetary concerns, many of the ideas were morphed into both The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett.


  • Trank isn’t the only filmmaker to pitch a film project set amidst the bounty hunter world. Academy Award winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro was interested in developing a Jabba the Hutt film.


  • Massive Star Wars fan Simon Pegg had a brief role as Baron Papanoida’s son in The Clone Wars, but he returned to voice Dengar in the season four episode “Bounty.”


  • Zuckuss unfortunately became a bit of a laughing stock after the Star Wars Marvel comic misidentified him as “Zuckass.”


  • 4-LOM’s costume was assembled using spare protocol droid parts that Lucasfilm had at their disposal. This was incorporated into his backstory with Zuckuss.
What do you think, Rebelscum fans? What are some of your favorite bounty hunter moments? Any cool merchandising items you want to shout out? Let us know below, and as always, may the Force be with you!

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Discovering some of them in the background in ROTJ in Jabba's Palace is also kind of cool.
Dengar seems like a fun bad guy, a few lines of dialogue in tv/movies would have been nice. Not a big role.
 
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