Star Wars Writer Reveals Boba Fett Wookiee’s Hilarious Original Name Book
Comic book writer Kieron Gillen reveals the hilarious working name he gave to Star Wars’ Black Krrsantan, who made his live-action debut in The Book of Boba Fett.
Comic book writer Kieron Gillen has revealed his original name for Black Krrsantan from The Book of Boba Fett – and it’s pretty funny.
On Twitter, Gillen revealed that he had returned to his “first draft for dark Vador 1.” In the script, he used the working name “Newbacca” for the Wookiee who eventually became Black Krrsantan. Gillen then joked that there might be some fun going through his old scripts and finding the working names for his characters. .
Honestly, going back to my early drafts and coming up with working names for all my characters could be a fun exercise. There is a lot of SEARCH AND REPLACE as I move around to finalize a script.
— Kieron Gillen (@kierongillen) January 12, 2022
Black Krrsantan was created by Gillen and Salvador Larroca. The character, who like Chewbacca is a Wookie, first appeared in 2015 dark Vador #1, which was published by Marvel Comics. A bounty hunter and former gladiator, Black Krrsantan previously worked for Jabba the Hutt and Darth Vader. Boba Fett’s Book, “Chapter 2: The Tribes of Tatooine”, was his live debut, where he was played by Carey Jones. In The Book of Boba Fett, Black Krrsantan is hired by the twins – who are Hutts – to assassinate Boba Fett. It’s currently unknown when, or if, Black Krrsantan will appear in live-action next.
Gillen is a comic book writer known for his work on series such as The wicked + the divine, Weird X-Men and Eternals. Gillen has won or been nominated for a number of prestigious awards including the Hugo Award, British Fantasy Award and Inkpot Award. Gillen is currently writing Eternals for Marvel Comics. The title is illustrated by Esad Ribić.
Set after the events of The Mandalorian Season 2, Boba Fett’s Book sees the titular bounty hunter take over territory on Tatooine that once belonged to Jabba the Hutt. In the process, he finds himself on the wrong side of a number of powerful groups and gangs. Reviews for the series have so far been positive. Currently, Boba Fett’s Book holds 93% of the reviews on Rotten Tomatoes.
Created by Jon Favreau, new episodes of Boba Fett’s Book out Wednesdays on Disney+. The series stars Temuera Morrison as Boba Fett and Ming-Na Wen as Fennec Shand. At the time of writing, Boba Fett’s Book has not been confirmed for a second season.
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