Vor vier Jahren bloggte ich zum ersten mal über das Videomaterial vom ursprünglich weißen Boba Fett, das Starwars.com damals online gestellt hatte. Der Link von damals ist tot, den Artikel zum Video von damals finde ich ebenfalls nicht mehr, aber sie haben den Clip jetzt auf Youtube hochgeladen:
A videotape was rolling to capture "proto Fett's" reveal to Lucas and company at the filmmaker's home on June 28, 1978. In the video, sound designer Ben Burtt "hosts" Fett's reveal, describing the different weapons, functions, and characteristics of the costume (worn by Empire's assistant film editor Duwayne Dunham for the test).
Den weiße Boba Fett gab's 2011 als „Vintage“ Kenner Actionfigur und war Teil von Sillofs Custom Toy-Reihe. Hier noch die paar Zeilen aus meinem alten Posting zur Herkunft des weißen Boba Fett, der von Joe Johnston und Ralph McQuarrie entworfen wurde:
According to Empire’s “making of” book, Once Upon a Galaxy, Boba Fett’s character had originally emerged from that of Darth Vader:
“I wanted to develop an essentially evil, very frightening character,” said Lucas of Vader. “He started as a kind of intergalactic bounty hunter, evolved into a grotesque knight, and as I got deeper into the knight ethos he became more a dark warrior than a mercenary… I split him up and it was from the early concept of Darth Vader as a bounty hunter that Boba Fett came.”
Borne of Vader, Fett required an equally villainous look, but something a bit less conspicuous. Designing Fett’s signature helmet, armor, and accoutrements fell primarily to Joe Johnston, who worked in tandem with Ralph McQuarrie to come up with the bounty hunter’s distinctive look. Far removed from the black-on-black wardrobe of Vader, early concepts for Fett clad the bounty hunter in white, possibly a vestige of his “Super Trooper” origins. This all-white Fett was actually the first costume produced for the character, officially unveiled to Lucasfilm insiders in a screen test shot on June 28, 1978.