One of the most feared bounty hunters in a galaxy far, far away, Boba fett became a fan favorite from the moment it appeared. Well, not so soon. The first appearance of the Bounty Hunter in Star wars came in the infamous 1978 ‘Star Wars Holiday Special’. Fortunately, the animated segment ‘The Faithful Wookiee’ that featured it – the first Star wars cartoon – is better regarded than the rest of the festive feature film, but it was not a promising start.
There was something about this bounty hunter, however. Unlike other characters, and yes this unfortunately includes Chewbacca Lumpy’s son and Father Itchy, Boba Fett’s fame was only just beginning.
Boba Fett made his live-action debut in “The Empire Strikes Back” a little over a year later, but he was quite different in the flesh. His costume, the animated version of which was based on concepts from the film, was muted, and he was much less active, though more effective. Even so, the uncommunicative character, decked out in battered armor, a green serape, and a helmet that he never took off, captured the imaginations of fans.
Boba Fett must have been inspired by the Imperial plot of his cartoon debut when he was oddly talkative. It only had four lines in the original trilogy, all of which came in “The Empire Strikes Back”. He only managed to utter a shrill cry when he was unceremoniously thrown into the Great Pit of Carkoon in “Return of the Jedi”. Condemned to a slow death in the stomach of a Sarlacc who took 1000 years quietly to digest his victims, this was the last time we saw him.
Only that was not the case. The fame of the bounty hunter only grew Star Wars Extended Universe books, comics, video games, etc. By the time of the previous trilogy, it acquired a tragic backstory. In “Attack of the Clones”, we learned about the origins of young Boba and how he was motivated for a life of bounty hunting.
Fans simply won’t let Boba Fett go, and his greatest hour may yet be yet to come. “Boba Fett’s Book” will see him return in a series of his own on Disney Plus in December 2021.
What is “The Boba Fett Book”?
‘Boba Fett’s Book “will catch up with the fan favorite after” Return of the Jedi “as he sets out to take over the underground empire from Jabba the Hutt in Bib Fortuna. It’s a hell of a turnaround for a character who should still dissolve beneath the Tatooine Desert. But this is not the first time that Boba Fett has survived these events. Over the years, several stories have offered explanations for his escape, even if it remains a blank canvas. These stories have been swept under the non-canonical Star Wars Legends banner when Disney cleaned up the Lucasfilm continuity in 2014.
Canonical proof of Fett’s survival didn’t arrive until the second season of Disney Plus’s “The Mandalorian”, when he was just one of the show’s jaw-dropping cameos.
The word Mandalorian first appeared in the franchise in early 1983, during the Marvel film. Star Wars # 68 cartoon trip to the planet Mandalore, and Boba Fett remains the most famous member of this culture. Before the film series settled on Fett and his battered suit, the term was coined to refer to the super-shockers in white armor. Memorable additions to his armor like the helmet, chest armor, armbands and jet packs allude to this original concept.
The Mandalorian developed the concept, presenting the alternate truth to this now non-canonical comedic storyline. It seemed inevitable that Fett would appear at some point, although the series doesn’t explain the bounty hunter’s survival half a decade ago (“The Mandalorian” takes place five years after the events of “Return of the Jedi”) . However, the incident left Boba Fett scarred and without his distinctive armor.
We can only hope that Boba Fett’s book fills the gap between the original Star wars trilogy and The Mandalorian. If that is the case, he can take up some of the ideas that Star Wars Legends have offered over the past 40 years.
How did Boba Fett survive the Sarlacc pit?
The only thing a little more incredible than the huge cult following Boba Fett in the early 1980s was the embarrassing manner in which he died. Falling into his face before Han Solo accidentally triggers his rocket pack and propels the bounty hunter’s helmet first into Jabba the Hutt’s sailing barge and an ungainly drop towards the Sarlacc. It may be controversial, but Fett’s death improved slightly in the 1997 Special Edition Return of the Jedi, when CGI improved the sandbeast.
It was still a miserable spell until it wasn’t. The first attempt to save the Mandalorian came shortly after “Return of the Jedi”. by marvel Star Wars # 81 was released in December 1983 and picked up right after the conclusion of the trilogy. This shows that the Sarlacc regurgitated Fett, which Jawas later found. Left with amnesia, the bounty hunter didn’t even recognize Han Solo later in the issue. It’s especially fun – for everyone but Fett – when the Jawa Sandcrawler falls back into the Sarlacc Pit at the end of the story while still on board. Fan favorite or not, he couldn’t get a break.
In 1996, JD Montgomery contributed in “A Barve Like That: The Tale of Boba Fett” to the anthology book Tales from Jabba Palace. His subject was a strange but inspired explanation of Fett’s survival.
In it, the famous bounty hunter awakens in the Sarlacc’s digestive system, his armor badly damaged by the creature’s stomach acid. Oddly enough, he establishes a telepathic connection with the creature’s previous victims, allowing him to manipulate the Sarlacc himself. That, his jetpack, and a few well-deployed grenades allow Fett to escape the creature’s tentacles on the surface of Tatooine.
Dark horses Dark Empire The comic book provided an alternative to the events that followed “Return of the Jedi”. Although, despite meeting Han Solo again, this only confirms that Fett survived and not how he handled it. We wonder if the Star wars canon may decide it’s a mystery that’s far too good to be solved. Boba Fett actor Temuera Morrison suggested otherwise in the few comments he made about the upcoming series, saying, “We’ll see his past and where he’s been from.” -attack “.
Although there is currently no official explanation for Fett’s survival in the canonical Star wars scenario, we know that the Sarlacc slowly digest their victims and, thanks to The Mandalorian, how strong the Mando armor is.
The second set showed that Fett’s armor fell into the hands of Cobb Vanth from Timothy Olyphant, a Tatooine sheriff first introduced in Chuck Wendig’s novel. Consequence: lifetime debt. This book – which is part of the revised version Star wars cannon – revealed that the Sarlacc was seriously injured by the destruction of Jabba’s sailing barge. An exposed injury allowed the ever-resourceful Jawa to dig through his innards, scavenging Fett’s distinctive armor in the process. Could it be that, as the more bizarre explanation suggests in Star Wars Legends, the injury was made by Boba fettis it escape?
“The Book of Jaba Fett” is available from December 29, 2021 on Disney Plus.