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Outlandish Boba Fett Theory Could Become Canon In Star Wars

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Outlandish Boba Fett Theory Could Become Canon In Star Wars

Star Wars mavens have a lot to look forward to in the coming months, with Visions, Andor, Ahsoka and more arriving on Disney+. Coincidentally, one of the spinoffs does have the opportunity to confirm a very strange theory about Boba Fett, so strap in for the ride.

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The Book Of Boba Fett was announced in a post-credits scene following the explosive and emotional denouement of the second season of The Mandalorian. The bounty hunter, with Fennec Shand in tow, returned to Jabba's Palace. Expectedly, he wasn't overly thrilled to see that Bib Fortuna had subsumed the slug crime lord's space and the dynamic duo opened fire on everyone who remained there after Boba Fett's "death." The bodies hit the floor - not in a fun dancey way - and the character parks himself upon Jabba's throne with Shand at his side. You can't help but feel a little excitement that Boba is back. When all is said and done, the guy's been through the wringer (and the gnashers of a Sarlacc).

Actor Temuera Morrison, who plays Boba Fett and his father Jango Fett in the prequels, couldn't believe his luck when he got the call about a possible return. "I was just kind of quietly thrilled when I did do the meeting [with The Mandalorian director Dave Filoni and creator Jon Favreau]," he said in an interview with Rotten Tomatoes. "I saw a couple of concept photos on the wall and there was a guy that looked very, very similar to me. And I kept saying, 'Is that me? Yeah, it must be me. Yeah, it is me!'"

Check out the "Special Look" for Star Wars: Visions, an anthology of short films set across the galaxy and in the hands of some of the most talented anime studios out there.

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"We're going to see his past and where he's been since The Empire Strikes Back. Somebody pointed out he's been kind of stuck in this one place, and now's the time to actually go back in time and check out his journey and find out more about him," explained Morrison. Consequently, it isn't out of the question that Boba Fett did burn Aunt Beru and Uncle Owen's bodies outside their home on Tatooine in A New Hope.

Hang on. Didn't Obi-Wan Kenobi say that Imperial Stormtroopers torched the bodies? He did. However, there are a few wrinkles in this answer. Firstly, it isn't Stormtroopers' style to burn the bodies of their victims. The soldiers often took prisoners alive to learn any possible information about the Rebels' plans. Darth Vader, though a rotter, wouldn't have needed to produce a display like this either to trigger fear. His whole... deal is more than enough to dissuade the pluckiest of protagonists.

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Beru and Owen holding the infant Luke Skywalker in 'Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith' / Credit: Lucasfilm
Beru and Owen holding the infant Luke Skywalker in 'Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith' / Credit: Lucasfilm

Vader wanted the droids that had escaped from the Tantive IV and perhaps he enlisted a bounty hunter to ensure that the job got done. And, in The Empire Strikes Back, the baddie specifically instructs Boba that there are to be "no disintegrations." Fans wonder if Vader was referring to the time Boba went overboard with the burning of Aunt Beru and Uncle Owen. As Boba was on Tatooine at the right time - the special edition of A New Hope places the character in the background when Jabba meets Han Solo outside the Millennium Falcon - it's not impossible. If Lucasfilm and Disney are able to retcon Boba's literal death, they certainly could retcon who burned the bodies in The Book Of Boba Fett.

Actually, while you're here, the GAMINGbible team has proffered a number of Star Wars games they'd love to see become a reality. A survival horror escaping the eerie eyeless stare of Darth Vader? Yes, thank you. An adventure following a young and rash Obi-Wan Kenobi from Naughty Dog? What I wouldn't give!

Featured Image Credit: Lucasfilm, Disney

Topics: Disney, News

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