No, Boba Fett was a good guy! And maybe not a guy at all!
Don’t think that not having an internet kept Star Wars fans of the past from speculating wildly — or from penning the ink-on-paper equivalent of mindless clickbait. Here, from the December 1980 issue of Fantastic Films magazine, are the best guesses about the upcoming Episode VI (then still known as Revenge of the Jedi) from Bill Hays’s article “Speculation Concerning the Future History of the Continuing Star Wars Saga.”
Besides mistaking The Empire Strikes Back for a new baseline instead of a flukish high-water mark, and also presuming Lucas cared anywhere near as much as Fantastic Films readers did, Hays believed the following:
Here’s one really good question, though.
Of course, all of Hays’s speculation pales next to the climax Lucas actually envisioned: As Lando and some fish-faced thing re-enact the last half-hour of Star Wars, a sleepy-eyed Han Solo beats up stormtroopers with some teddy bears.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on December 11, 2015
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