Robert Rodriguez hypes The Book of Boba Fett in a recent interview with Collider. Rodriguez is an executive producer on the show as well as directing at least one, perhaps more episodes. On Friday LRM revealed that Cad Bane would make his live-action debut in The Book of Boba Fett. Rodriguez gives no details as you’d expect. However the director is not shy as we see below when Rodriguez hypes The Book of Boba Fett.
“[I] can’t say anything about it at all right now, but it’s coming out in December… Wait until you see what’s coming. It’s going to blow your mind. That’s all I can say. I can talk it up all I want, because I know it over-delivers. It way over-delivers. People are going to be so pumped when they see it.”
Rodriguez directed Episode 6 of The Mandalorian Season 2, The Tragedy. It was this episode that really saw Fett return to live-action Star Wars for the first time since Return of the Jedi (unless you count kid Boba in Clones?). In my humble opinion The Tragedy was great and truly established Fett as a bad-ass.
LRM has also learned that Bossk will appear in The Book of Boba Fett and we all know Fennec Shand returns played by Ming-Na Wen. Other than that, and some rumors that Dinn Djarin will make an appearance, we don’t know all that much.
I am expected something slightly darker than The Mandalorian and pretty action packed. I guess we will find out this December when The Book of Boba Fett is unleashed upon Disney+.
Rodriguez also talked a fair bit about The Volume, the technology used on shows such as The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett, and Obi-Wan Kenobi. Though he appreciates the tech, Rodriguez also discusses the limitations compared to traditional green screen filming.
“At first I thought maybe it made the most sense for a series because you could have loads that you could reuse and places you can come back to often that would be impossible to get to on a regular basis in a series. I don’t know if I would use it very much in a movie where it’s just one-off scenes that are done. They’re only a couple minutes long and then you never go back to that location again. Like on a sequel to ‘We Can Be Heroes’ even I was thinking ‘Would I even use the volume? Or would I shoot a traditional green screen again?’ Because I got some pretty cool stuff.”
“What’s different about volume is you still have to do the work of the visual effects. It’s just, am I going to do it before I shoot? Or am I going to do it after? On a TV series, you can pretty much figure out you’re going to need these certain things. On a movie, I like green screen more. So I can punt what that thing’s going to look like until later. I can kind of start lining the foreground with the kids, 11 kids in the foreground. I can light that on a set and then really dial in the background later.”
Interesting perspective, so far all we have heard is praise for The Volume, and it is great. However it won’t suit every movie, show, director that’s out there.
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