We now know what Star Wars is up to following it’s Boba Fett teaser yesterday. The most notorious bounty hunter in the galaxy will face perhaps his most dangerous missions yet. Fett will “take of the Galaxy’s worst in Marvel’s epic War of the Bounty Hunters.”
The new story line comes from writer Charles Soule. He’s the author of numerous other Star Wars comics as well as the novel The High Republic: Light of the Jedi. Soule talked to starwars.com about the upcoming project.
Here’s the official word:
“StarWars.com is excited to announce War of the Bounty Hunters, an epic crossover in the Merry Marvel tradition that will indeed reveal what Fett experienced on his journey to deliver Solo [to Jabba the Hutt]. Running from May through October, it all kicks off with War of the Bounty Hunters Alpha #1. That comes to us from Soule and artist Steve McNiven on May 5…. [A]nd will then spin out into Marvel’s entire post-Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back line, including Star Wars, Bounty Hunters, Darth Vader, and Doctor Aphra. The five-issue War of the Bounty Hunters miniseries from Soule and Luke Ross, which will anchor the story, begins in June.”
Boba Fett to wage War of the Bounty Hunters
The main story that we’re dealing with is a Boba Fett-focused crime epic,” says Soule. “[T]hat involves Boba Fett going up against some of the heaviest hitters in the galaxy. It’s Jabba the Hutt, 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,” he continues. “It’s basically Boba Fett, by himself, against all of these people.”
According to Lucasfilm and Marvel, War of the Bounty Hunters will be the “biggest Star Wars story Marvel has told yet.”
Stay tuned her to That Hashtag Show as we learn more!