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Bulloch excited by Boba Fett film

Jeremy Bulloch, t he actor who played Boba Fett in the original Star Wars movies, has admitted he's excited about the bounty hunter getting his own standalone film.

Disney previously announced it will be making a set of Star Wars spin-off movies - as well as a new trilogy starting with JJ Abrams' eagerly anticipated Episode VII - and one of them is expected to be about Boba Fett.

Jeremy, 69, was asked about the project during a question and answer session on Reddit.

He said: "W hen someone told me about it, I was very excited about that and I think it will be terrific. You'll see a lot more of Boba Fett, hopefully, and that will be lovely. When it comes out, I shall certainly go along, buy my ticket, and see how it turns out. I'm sure it will be terrific."

But the English actor remained tight-lipped on whether he would be making a cameo appearance.

Jeremy, who starred as jet-pack-wearing Boba in The Empire Strikes Back and Return Of The Jedi, also talked about his inspiration for the character during the online AMA (Ask Me Anything) session.

He said: "I always remembered that Clint Eastwood, in A Fistful Of Dollars, he and Boba Fett had the same sort of cape.

"He stands up and he's looking at someone and takes a draw of a cigarette, all done in slow motion, and that's how I felt Boba Fett should be: all done in slow motion. He has time, he's never rushing around. His movement it's very literal and that's what he does. He does his job very well and then moves on."

The bounty hunter was last seen on screen in Return Of The Jedi when he was sucked into the Sarlacc pit.

But Jeremy is sure his character did survive.

He said: "Boba Fett's too cool to actually get trapped. I think George Lucas mentioned that he does get out, but that may not be spot on. But I think he got out so beware..."

Boba Fett has not been confirmed to make an appearance in Star Wars: Episode VII, which sees former characters Han Solo, Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker return, among others.

The seventh instalment of the Star Wars series will be released on December 18, 2015.

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