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ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY (2016): Boba Fett Rumored To Appear

Jeremy Bulloch Return of The Jedi

Boba Fett might feature in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The intergalactic bounty hunter is suspected to have a role in the upcoming Star Wars spin-off.

Introduced in the original trilogy as a supporting character and portrayed by Jeremy Bulloch, the mysterious, armor-clad figure captured the imagination of millions of fans. Notorious as the bounty hunter who apprehended Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and turned him over to the Galactic Empire in 1980’s The Empire Strikes Back, Fett would meet an unceremonious end in the 1983 sequel Return of the Jedi when Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) defeated him in combat and the Mandalorian mercenary plunged to his death in the carnivorous Sarlacc pit.

Undeterred by Fett’s demise and relative lack of screen time and dialogue, Star Wars fans firmly latched onto the character, with the bounty hunter appearing in fan fiction, video games, and countless other tie-ins. The character’s enduring popularity no doubt had a hand in George Lucas‘s decision to include a young Boba Fett and his father, Jango, as a secondary antagonist in the prequel trilogy, but the character has not appeared on the big screen in his original form since the 1980’s.

If current speculation is correct, however, Fett will be returning in the next Star Wars movie, a development that will excite Fett fans everywhere. Promotional material for a toy tie-in to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story at a festival in Nuremberg, Germany caught the eye of many and triggered said speculation. Among images of other available sets, the display featured an image of the Slave 1 ship, easily recognized among Star Wars aficionados as Boba Fett’s signature vessel. It goes without saying that toy tie-ins do not necessarily reflect the content of the movie they’re affiliated with, but the decision to include Fett’s ship will undoubtedly serve as proof to the hopeful that they will soon be seeing the iconic bounty hunter once again.

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