Exclusive: Boba Fett To Play Key Role In ABC's Planned 'Star Wars' TV Series

According to multiple trusted sources, the much beloved and legendary Star Wars character Boba Fett is going to have a key role to play in Disney and Lucasfilm's planned live-action Star Wars television series on ABC and other properties moving forward.

While there are no details on the size of the role he will have, we've heard he will be kind of a through line character through out the series and perhaps other series and/or films. Since Boba Fett's face is never seen, Disney and Lucasfilm will be able to have any stunt-man play the role in various incarnations over the next few years or perhaps even for eternity. 

Disney and Lucasfilm will most likely hire a nice "voice actor talent" to voice the character, maybe even someone with a known name and multiple talents like a Sam Witwer who could perhaps be in the costume as well.

Our sources also suggest that Lucasfilm has done screen test with Boba Fett's costume on the set of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and there where even rumors of Boba Fett appearing in Rogue One via Cinema Blend that came out earlier in the year. However nothing was ever confirmed.

Many may remember, that the HBO Star Wars series Underworld was going to feature Boba Fett heavily. So no appears the perhaps the entire idea for the live-action TV series wasn't scrapped completely, just the version that involved HBO.

Overall this is a great move for Lucasfilm and Disney using the Boba Fett character in such a way that they have done before and will continue to do with many other classic characters like Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2, and Darth Vader. Boba Fett also offers them a chance to use and profit off the character's "likeness" for years and years to come while keeping him in the public conscious.

So what do guys and gals think? Is this a good move by Lucasfilm? Is there a better way to use Boba Fett? Sound off in the comments section with your thoughts on the ever expanding Star Wars universe.

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Stay tuned for more details as they become available........