Mark Hamill’s eccentric-dad Twitter brand is only topped by his own eccentric ideas for Star Wars. Before Return of the Jedi, Mark had a pretty interesting one.
Replying to a thread on Twitter, he confirmed a rumour that he, once upon a time, suggested to George Lucas that Boba Fett—who appeared cloaked in mystery in his first (well, technically second) appearance during The Empire Strikes Back—should be the center of a twist as big as Darth Vader being Luke’s father.
Then there was the time I pitched Boba Fett as Luke's mother. I have always been more than willing to generously share my many, many terrible ideas in the off-chance we might stumble across one that could actually be useful. At the time, I didn't even know Leia was my sister. https://t.co/nurhFZZS01
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) November 16, 2018
Yes, Mark Hamill thought Boba Fett should be Luke’s mum. Frankly? I love this idea. It’s off-the-wall but has legitimate storytelling potential, even though, like, it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense.
Better than doing, uh, nothing with Boba Fett which I’m hearing from my sources is exactly what Return of the Jedi did.
I wonder what George Lucas thought of this idea. And if it had anything to do with Luke’s sister dressing up as another bounty hunter.