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Kristin Lai

After years of seeing Angelina Jolie's humanitarian work, become a UN representative, and shying away from the spotlight a bit to focus on her family, I didn't think anything other amazing qualities she possessed could shock me. These days, I just assume she can do it all.

Just when I thought she couldn't get any cooler, she proved me wrong. In an interview with her Unbroken star and [Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens](tag:711158) actor Domhnall Gleeson, the lovely actress shared that, just like us regular folks, she's a fan of the franchise. Even better, Jolie revealed her favorite Star Wars character: Boba Fett!

JOLIE: I'm personally a Boba Fett fan. [Gleeson laughs]
GLEESON: Well, you make a phone call and I'm pretty sure, Angie, that they'll have you in, in a second.
JOLIE: Can Boba Fett have a missus? Well, put in a good word for me, then.

Well Angie, you might be in luck! For a while now, rumors have been swirling around the web stating that along with the Rogue One franchise, a second anthology will focus on Obi Wan Kenobi and everyone's favorite bounty hunter, Boba Fett.

This doesn't mean that Boba Fett will have to swap genders necessarily. According to ScreenRant, the screenwriters have some wiggle room when it comes to creating new, dynamic characters. The following of which would work really well in Jolie's favor:

Kasdan’s (rumored) idea of a Boba Fett solo feature has the iconic character killed off quickly and another, new character taking the armor and weapons (and name) and suiting up.

Since this basically means anyone could play "Boba Fett" why not let Angelina Jolie turn this Star Wars spinoff into a passion project? Here are seven reasons why I think Angelina Jolie would be great in the next Star Wars franchise:

1. She knows her way around weapons

It's not a question of how. It's a question of what. If no one told you that bullets flew straight, and I gave you a gun and told you to hit the target, what would you do? Let your instincts guide you.

2. She can do action

Angelina Jolie can kick ass like the best of them. Or, at least act like she's kicking ass. Very Boba Fett of her.

3. She can really carry a storyline

Nobody puts baby in a corner! Jolie is star or primary second at the very least.

4. This won't be the first time she's been a woman in a "man's role"

Jolie's character in Salt was originally written for a male and set to play by Tom Cruise. But when things didn't work out, screenwriter Brian Helgeland rewrote the role for Jolie.

5. She can work in elaborate costumes

If she can bear the weight of Maleficent's heavy horns, I don't think Boba Fett's armor and helmet would be a problem!

6. She has a seriously wide acting range

She's an Oscar-winning actress for goodness sake! If you're not convinced and haven't seen Girl, Interrupted, do so immediately. Whether she's a grieving mother or the total villain, Jolie can do it.

7. She knows what it's like to be different

Like Boba Fett, or whoever I imagine goes on to wear Boba Fett's armor, Angelina Jolie grew up knowing she was "different." Instead of hiding from it, she embraced it!

At the end of this speech she goes on to say, "As your villain I would say: cause a little trouble, it's good for you." Who loves trouble more than a bounty hunter?

8. Is there anything she can't do?

Between being a wife, mother, actress, humanitarian, UN representative, and role model to many, I'm starting to wonder how she fits everything into her daily life.

I don't know about you, but I say let the woman have a shot at traveling to a galaxy far, far away. Do I think this will ever actually come to fruition? Probably not. But it's fun to imagine!

Edit: An earlier version of this post stated that Episodes I-III are not canonical under Kathleen Kennedy, which was incorrect. Only the expanded universe outside of the six episodes and The Clone Wars television series are not canon.


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