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T.J. Miller on his Boba Fett obsessed character in Ready Player One

05.16.2017

T.J. Miller Ready Player One Boba Fett

Next year will be a big one for T.J. Miller, not only will he be reprising his role of Wade Wilson's best friend in David Leitch's DEADPOOL sequel, but he'll also be a part of Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Ernest Cline's "Ready Player One." Miller's character in READY PLAYER ONE was created especially for him and the actor spilled a few details about his role, including his character's obsession with Boba Fett, while speaking with Fandango.

I’m not in the book. Some plot points are different, but I’m the only new character. I play i-R0k and basically I am a funny, or at least mildly amusing, Boba Fett. In the OASIS, I am a better player than Aech or Daito or any of those guys. I am sort of unequivocally the best bounty hunter, but I work freelance. While all the Sixers work for IOI and Sorrento, he has to commission me and I get an incredibly high fee to either find people and kill them or make them starve in the game.

T.J. Miller went on to say that his character actually "wants to be Boba Fett. Like that’s his hero, his idol, which isn’t far off for many Star Wars fans, myself included." This isn't merely a simple obsession as Miller actually went out of his way to mimic Boba Fett's voice, adding that he "used the British actor’s voice instead of the f***ing Australian’s from the prequels – Lucas, you son of a bitch! – and so, I think it’s actually a really fun character." We've still got almost a year to go until READY PLAYER ONE hits theaters, but T.J. Miller is certain that it will be unlike anything we've seen before.

While I’m positive that acting will be good and I like all the people he got – even though they’re younger kids – nothing in the world will have ever looked like this. Basically, it looks like a video game when not in the real world. And because it’s Steven Spielberg, it looks better than any video game on the market. Because of his access and resources, Gears of War and f***ing Call of Duty can’t even touch it. I think they’re inventing new technology for it. So, yeah, I’m excited for 2018.

READY PLAYER ONE is set for a March 30, 2018 release.

Source: Fandango

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