Recently Angelina Jolie sat down with “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” mystery man Domhnall Gleeson to talk about fame, life, and the Movie That Must Not Be Named™ for Interview Magazine. While the whole piece is worth a read, this exchange halfway through cemented Jolie as a Star Wars fan.
JOLIE: I'm personally a Boba Fett fan. [Gleeson laughs]
GLEESON: Well, you make a phone call and I'm pretty sure, Angie, that they'll have you in, in a second.
JOLIE: Can Boba Fett have a missus? Well, put in a good word for me, then.
I know she was (probably) joking, but this sounds like just about the best fan casting ever! If the rumors swirling about a Boba Fett stand-alone movie are true, is it too late to write Angelina Jolie in? I mean, we already HAVE Fett”s origin story. From his birth and childhood through his father”s tragic death in the prequel movies to him coming into his own as a bounty hunter in “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” cartoon, those bases are covered.
But imagine Boba Fett with a wife. A bounty hunter wife. They”re juggling killing targets and daycare pick-ups. Off-world jobs conflicting with SpaceSoccer games. Arguments over who forgot to clean the blasters or refill the fuel in the jet packs. Fett teaching the kids to snipe, Jolie teaching them how proper execution of explosives is an art.
Basically, I want “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” in space. Do it, Disney.
BONUS! Domhnall Gleeson dropped a tantalizing “The Force Awakens” tidbit. It”s not all Jakku and a yet-unnamed ice planet.
And [The Force Awakens] crew, because they were all Star Wars fans, they'd painted stuff in the forest, little personal touches in there.
Whether we”re headed back to Endor or Kashyyyk or some new forest world, it appears there will be plenty of Easter Eggs…you know, if you like that sort of thing.