The Book of Boba Fett is the spin-off from The Mandalorian, an unreleased Star Wars series starring the best known bounty hunter within the universe created by George Lucas, although Fett himself says that he is not one of them in the first trailer of the series, which was released recently. The character was “resurrected” (never died) in the second season of the Mandalorian, but who exactly is he? Below we summarize its history through the main products. Watch out, spoilers are coming.
Boba Fett first appeared in the classic trilogy, in The Empire Strikes Back. Despite not having a particularly relevant role, in the sense that his personality is not deepened, his design and charisma did not take long to make him one of the fan favorites. As a bounty hunter in Jabba’s service, Fett makes a deal with Darth Vader: the Galactic Empire tests the carbonite freezing process with Han Solo (the goal is to do the same with Luke Skywalker). Once its survival is determined, it is given to him to adorn Jabba’s Palace, for which he collects a good salary from the crime boss.
A recent comic, The War of the Bounty Hunters, tells an unpublished story in which Boba Fett must get Han Solo back. The piece of carbonite has been stolen by other criminals, but they do not know who they have messed with.
Didn’t he die in the stomach of the Sarlacc?
In Return of the Jedi, the heroes hatch a plan to rescue Han Solo from his depressing fate. Unfortunately, at first, Jabba discovers the play. As a result, Luke, Chewbacca, Han, and company are sentenced to death. That’s when we see Boba Fett again, who confronts the group after they manage to escape their bonds. The Sarlacc, a creature that takes years to digest its victims, gobbles it up unceremoniously. All in all, thanks to The Mandalorian, we know he managed to escape (not without scars).
Upon Jabba’s death, his Lieutenant Bib Fortuna takes over the criminal empire. Of course, this reign ends abruptly in the epilogue to The Mandalorian. Boba and Fennec Shand take care of it.
Boba Fett’s intrahistory took on new nuances in the prequels. We discovered that it is one of the Jango Fett clones, only this time it is a copy that grows at a normal rate, so its life expectancy is exactly the same as that of any other human. Since Boba has seen his father die, beheaded by Mace Windu, he lives immersed in hatred, which is reflected very well in the animated series The Clone Wars. He tries to assassinate Windu without success, but begins to forge his life as a bounty hunter.
Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett is coming on December 29 to Disney +. Temuera Morrison, who played Jango Fett and the clones in the sequels, plays Boba Fett in this new phase.