Announced today, War Of The Bounty Hunters is a brand new crossover comic miniseries spanning the exploits of the legendary Boba Fett between the events of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.
Coming from a collaboration between Lucasfilm and Marvel, the story will follow the bounty hunter as he attempts to deliver the petrified Han Solo to Jabba the Hutt. "The main story that we're dealing with is a Boba Fett-focused crime epic, that involves Boba Fett going up against some of the heaviest hitters in the galaxy," explained writer Chris Soule, who's been wanting to bridge the gap between the two films for a long time. "It's Jabba the Hutt. It's Black Sun. It's Darth Vader. And a bunch of others - factions and so on - that I think will be really interesting for the fans. It's basically Boba Fett, by himself, against all of these people."
Boba Fett's reappearance in The Mandalorian was met with a rapturous reception, and Temuera Morrison has brought new elements to the journey that the anti-hero has taken over the years. "I wanted to bring that kind of spirit and energy, which we call wairua," said Morrison of the way that his own Maori culture was woven into the performance, and he pitched his voice to be gravelly and rough as if he had been a recluse for a long time. This Boba and the Boba portrayed in War Of The Bounty Hunters are worlds apart, and fans will be offered an insight into his intense determination and lethal efficiency. "He is going to do everything he can to get [Han Solo] back, no matter what. No matter who is standing in his way," said Soule.
Soule has been working with a number of other acclaimed writers, like Greg Pak, Alyssa Wong, and Ethan Sacks, who all have experience on Star Wars spinoffs. "My co-writers on this story, and all of the great artists that we're working with, it's a fantastic team," continued Soule. "Everybody's getting to tell their own story within this over-arching plot of Boba Fett trying to get what's his." Promising "the biggest Star Wars story Marvel has told thus far," the miniseries arrives on May 5th with Alpha#1 (honestly, I feel like it's Boba's prerogative to miss the importance of Star Wars Day), and the five issues run from June until October.
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