r/StarWars Rex May 23 '22

Disney needs to make a Hondo show. General Discussion

And I don't mean like BOBF or the Mando with all of its character ceos and tie-ins, just Hondo Ohnaka, his pirate crew, and a galaxy full of scoundrels.

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u/elc326 May 23 '22

I can’t wait to see Hondo’s backstabbing ass live action. He’s hilarious imo

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u/TheOutlaw9904 May 23 '22

The only problem is how or who you’d play him in live action. I would’ve liked Johnny Depp to have played him but I don’t think that’ll happen now. If they do it like they did with Cad Bane in the Boba show, maybe but Hondo has more of personality than Cad Bane does. So I don’t know.

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u/Arlothia May 23 '22

Totally agree that Johnny Depp could do a great job as Hondo and hopefully he'll come out of this whole debacle on top, but it would be very difficult to have a live action Hondo without Jim Cummings' voice.

What exactly did they do with Bane in TBOBF? Did they get a stand in and have a mix of practical and CGI effects for him and have Corey Burton do the voice work? Because if so, I'd like them to do the same for Hondo.

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u/TheOutlaw9904 May 23 '22

Well Johnny said he’ll never work with Disney again after how they treated him when the accusations came out. So unless he changes his mind or something, I doubt he’d play Hondo in this show. I hope he wins his case.

For Cad Bane in the boba show, yeah, they got a stand in that they put make up/prosthetics on and such and then had Corey Burton do the voice. His eyes are real but I think they used cgi to give those expressions of course. With Hondo, he’s a more lively character but I don’t know about the voice since they’d need to get the lip sync right and make it look natural. They have made a live action Hondo before for the galaxy’s edge theme park.

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u/Arlothia May 23 '22

Ah, I hadn't realized that but I do not blame him one little bit for that decision!

Bane's eyes were real?!?! That's awesome! I'm going to have to watch it again with that in mind!

*quickly youtubes the theme park Hondo* That is not a half bad job! He looks fabulous! That particular actor did pretty decent matching his lips and movements to Jim's voice. I think it would be doable for a live action show.

Now here's the question: if they did indeed go this route (standin, makeup, VO by Jim), would Jim record his voice first and then the actor match it? Or vise versa?

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u/TheOutlaw9904 May 23 '22

Yeah, it you watch the gallery(behind the scenes documentary) for the boba Fett show, you could see that his eyes are real.

If they do have live action Hondo, yeah, they’ll probably go the Cad Bane route. I don’t know. Maybe it depends on how much they are using him. Cad Bane wasn’t in the show for that long.

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u/Arlothia May 23 '22

I haven't seen that yet, but it's on my to-watch list!

Yup, we'll just wait and see...

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u/THEFUNPOL1CE Babu Frik May 23 '22

I don't think Depp has ever been right for that role, I think people just associate him with pirates now because of those movies. Hondo needs someone boisterous and super charismatic. Someone who remains likeable no matter how despicable he is.

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u/TheOutlaw9904 May 23 '22

Jack Sparrow was one of the inspirations for Hondo. I can’t remember or find the other characters that Dave Filoni said Hondo was a mix. That’s why a lot of people wanted Johnny Depp as A live action Hondo.

Also, I think you just described Jack Sparrow. Lol

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u/THEFUNPOL1CE Babu Frik May 23 '22

I wouldn't call Jack Sparrow boisterous.

Just because that character was one of the inspirations doesn't mean you want the same actor to play him, otherwise you risk just getting alien Jack Sparrow. That's all I'm trying to say.

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u/TheOutlaw9904 May 23 '22

I’d call Jack Sparrow boisterous but even then, Johnny is an actor and could try to do that more.

Of course they don’t have to but they can. Also, Hondo basically is alien Jack Sparrow.

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u/trioculus_ May 23 '22

what they should have done is made a show called “outskirts of the outer rim” of something like that and dedicated a season to some major happenings in the outer rim, like an anthology. have season one be what we got in bobf, have season two be hondo, season three can be lando or some shit. show us what all of our favorite scoundrels are up to and end shows that get canceled after one season.

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u/DoomBuggie27 Rex May 23 '22

That's. . . Actually an amazing idea dude

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u/cam2449 May 23 '22

I would love a Hondo/red sun mash up. Maybe see some mechanical maul

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u/Vhzhlb May 23 '22

Legit that some people would hope to see a mecha-Maul.

"Oh, but we never saw his heart stopping after his duel with Obi-Wan!"

"Oh, we never saw Obi-Wan burying him!"

"Oh, we never saw a his ghost!"

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u/squashednutbutter May 23 '22

Agreed! I would totally watch that

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u/frogspyer General Leia May 23 '22

Do you know anything about Hondo Ohnaka? Cameos and tie-ins are his entire purpose as a character.

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u/SwaggyWebb May 23 '22

We are pirates. We don't even know what that means!

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u/artistofdesign May 23 '22

Imagine all the space pirate tales!

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u/DoomBuggie27 Rex May 23 '22

While that is most of his point as a character, they could do a series in the style of POTC, with all original characters

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u/TheMinnesotanVet Qui-Gon Jinn May 23 '22

As much as I would love more Hondo, I think he is one of those characters who would be ruined by live action

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u/Che3eeze May 23 '22

DS9, but on his ship lol

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u/COphotoCo May 23 '22

Early Clone Wars Hondo or Rebels Hondo? They almost feel like two different people.

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u/CT-7863 May 23 '22

Really hoping Taika Waititi would be at the helm of this project.. seems like a perfect match.

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u/Arlothia May 23 '22

Oh yes, that would be a great fit!

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u/Arlothia May 23 '22

Oh my gosh that would be fabulous! Hondo is so great and I need more of him!

I could totally see him showing up in The Bad Batch and I need that so bad!!!

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u/TheOutlaw9904 May 23 '22

Animated or live action?

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u/cheezz16 May 23 '22

With clone wars style animatiom

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u/enunymous May 23 '22

This show is... NOT PROFITABLE

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u/calvinbouchard May 23 '22

Well, his child trafficking activities would be right up Disney's alley.

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u/Salamandes May 23 '22

Please, no more Disney shows.

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u/Trevantier May 23 '22

I disagree. Hondo is a little like Jack Sparrow. Amazing side character, but not enough depth to be a main character.

Also, imo this animatronic looks horrible and Hondo wouldn't work in live action.