The first Boba Fett costume: archival test footage

On June 28, 1978 Lucasfilm sound designer Ben Burtt and assistant film editor Duwayne Dunham were tasked with revealing the first glimpse of the newest character to the Star Wars universe to it’s creator. The short black and white screen test has the editor suiting up in the iconic character’s white proto-armor and demonstrating some of it’s features while the sound designer narrarates the screen test for Lucas and company. Fett’s white armor was originally intented for Imperial “Super Troopers” and was appropriated for Fett’s character later as the script developed. Its been reported that Lucas admitted he had underestimated the appeal of the character as he was quoted saying that had he known Fett would be so popular, he would have made the character’s death “more exciting”.

The footage released at is a exciting glimpse into the early develoment of the charismatic bounty hunter.

Click on the image or the following link to watch the video.



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