Joe Johnston wants Boba Fett spin-off

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July 18th, 2011

Joe Johnston wants to make a 'Star Wars' spin-off movie about Boba Fett.

The 'Captain America: The First Avenger' director started off his career as a storyboard artist on the original 'Star Wars' trilogy and now wants George Lucas - who created the iconic sci-fi series - to let him resurrect the bounty hunter character for his own big screen adventure.

Joe said: "I'm trying to get George to make a feature based on Boba Fett. I would like to (direct it), it would be a lot of fun."

The filmmaker created the design for the armour-clad Boba Fett - who appeared in 'The Empire Strikes Back' and 'Return of the Jedi' - as well as a host of other characters including Yoda and the Ewoks and many of the ships, such as the Millennium Falcon, the X-Wing Fighters and the Imperial Star Destroyers.

'Star Wars' isn't the only franchise Johnston wants to return to.

The 61-year-old former effects artist also wants to helm 'Jurassic Park 4', and has revealed he has been in discussions about taking control of the project.

In an interview with website ScreenRant, Johnston - who directed 'Jurassic Park 3' - revealed: "We are in discussions about 'Jurassic Park 4'. The most important thing I can tell you is that it starts a new trilogy that will go off in a different direction - a completely different direction that is very exciting, and different from anything we've seen. It starts with the history of the first trilogy, but it spins it off in a completely different direction. That's all I can tell you."