Executive producers talk The Book of Boba Fett in a recent interview with THR. Robert Rodriguez is an exec producer on the show, but also helmed three episodes himself. It was also Rodriguez who directed Fett’s return to Star Wars in The Mandalorian Season 2. So what did the veteran filmmaker have to say? First he talked about dropping that teaser at the end of Mando S2 and how even Disney didn’t know it was going to happen like that.
“Even Disney didn’t know we were going to drop it like that,” marvels The Book of Boba Fett co-showrunner Robert Rodriguez. “I got to see the inner workings, and [Favreau and writer-producer-director Dave Filoni] kept this a secret from everybody.”
As for where this idea came from, fellow exec producer, John Favreau explains it was partly due to Rodriguez’s take on the character.
“He crushed it,” Favreau says. “We loved his interpretation of the character, and I pitched him and the studio the idea of doing more.”
“I can’t even say this is a dream come true because I wouldn’t have even thought to dream this,” Rodriguez says.
“I usually avoid premier properties — you’ll never be able to please everybody, it’s a losing game,” Rodriguez says. “I’d rather go do something I’ve created so nobody can say, ‘Hey, that’s wrong because …’ I created it, so it can be anything I want it to be. I love that freedom. That changed with Boba because he was a character that was always underserved. It was a character way more popular than he should have been, based on [his limited screen time]. So it’s almost like starting with an original character. You can kind of do anything you want, so long as you make him cool and don’t make him a buffoon.”
As for the third exec producer Dave Filoni?
“I think the design of the costume, especially the helmet, is iconic,” he says. “The details, from the dent on the crown of the helmet, the emblems, scuff marks, cloak and braids all spoke of a greater story and adventure that the character had experienced. I think it was always fun to imagine what those adventures were. Now we get to tell some of them.”
Oh and don’t expect we’ve seen everything from the trailers, The truth is, all we have seen is the first half of episode 1 in trailer so far.
The producers have only revealed footage from the seven-episode season’s opening minutes. “We can’t use the second half of the first episode because it gives so much away,” Rodriguez says.
Not long to wait now. What do you think of their comments as the executive producers talk The Book of Boba Fett? Thoughts below as always.