|“||He's no good to me dead.||„|
|~ Boba Fett about Han Solo.|
|“||I always get my man.||„|
|~ Boba Fett|
|“||What if he doesn't survive? He's worth a lot to me.||„|
|~ Boba Fett to Darth Vader, putting Han Solo in the freezing carbon chamber.|
|“||Don't get in my way.||„|
|~ Boba Fett.|
Boba Fett is a major antagonist in the Star Wars franchise. He is a bounty hunter and the son of Jango Fett. He served as the secondary antagonist of The Empire Strikes Back and a minor antagonist in Return of the Jedi. As a boy, he was also a minor antagonist in Attack of the Clones, the second film of the prequel trilogy. He was also a recurring antagonist in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars TV series. He also made a cameo appearance in the special edition release of A New Hope.
- He was portrayed by Jeremy Bulloch and John Morton in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.
- He was portrayed by Mark Austin, Don Bies and Nelson Hall in the special edition of Return of the Jedi
- He was portrayed by Daniel Logan in Attack of the Clones, who also voiced Boba Fett in The Clone Wars.
- He is portrayed by Temuera Morrison in The Mandalorian.
- He was voiced by the late Jason Wingreen from 1980 to 2004.
- He was voiced by Temuera Morrison in numerous Star Wars video games from 2004 to 2017.
Relationship with the Mandalorians
Boba Fett's relationship with the Mandalorians remains a ongoing, unsolved topic amongst the Star Wars community. Though the creational concept of the Mandalorians were based on Boba Fett and were popularized by the character, Boba Fett himself is believed to not be a true Mandalorian in the Disney canon. Even before George Lucas sold the Star Wars franchise to Disney, he always believed that Boba and his father, Jango Fett, were not true Mandalorians.
While Jango Fett is established to be a man that stole Mandalorian armor, Boba Fett's relation to the Mandalorians still remains vague. It is unclear how he acquired the Mandalorian armor. It could be that the armor he wears is a heavily modified version of Jango Fett's, though the only issue with this is that the armor possesses the Mandalorian insignia on the left shoulder pad. It should be noted, however that this was back when Boba Fett was the only known character that possessed this armor and the Mandalorians were not fully established yet. It's also possible that Boba Fett may have stolen the armor from a Mandalorian at one point. Before Star Wars: The Clone Wars was cancelled, it was revealed that Boba Fett would have don his iconic green armor, as shown in a deleted scene with Cad Bane (this scene also revealed how Boba Fett would have gotten the dent on his helmet).
In the Legends continuity, Jango Fett was fully established as being a true Mandalorian that fought alongside a group against Tor Vizsla's Death Watch. Due to being an exact clone of him, Boba Fett can be considered to be a Mandalorian himself and because of this, Boba Fett became the leader of the Mandalorian Protectors, following the death of Fenn Shysa. It should be noted that Mandalorians were determined based on their culture and bond, not just blood relation alone, however.
- The character was reportedly modeled after Clint Eastwood's portrayal of the Man with No Name in A Fistful of Dollars.
- Episode III concept art shows that Boba was supposed to appear, with his armor, so he can assassinate Mace Windu. This was cut out since Boba was thought to be "too young".
- Reasons for Fett's popularity is interpreted as that he is a masculine character, being a rifle-armed bounty hunter donning a mask and suit, and that he joined the heroes in demanding Darth Vader to spare Han's life (for in his case, Han is no good to him dead).
- Boba Fett would've been a main cast character for the planned live-action show, Star Wars: Underground, with Daniel Logan portraying him. But Disney put these plans on an indefinite delay.
- Although he is also a clone, Boba does not consider the Clone Troopers as his brothers.
- Similarly to his father Jango Fett, Darth Vader, General Grievous and the Stormtroopers, he is a Jedi hunter as well as a cyborg.
- Though he survived the Sarlacc in the expanded universe, it's been stated that the expanded universe is no longer canon, however, Boba Fett surviving the Sarlacc is still hinted to have happened.
- In the fifth episode of the first season of the Star Wars spin-off show, The Mandalorian, someone is seen approaching the lifeless body of the assassin, Fennec Shand. It is implied that this is indeed Boba Fett and it could be likely that he will appear later in the show as a major character. It is later confirmed that Boba Fett will appear in the Season 2 of The Mandalorian.
- Boba Fett made his first appearance on television November 17, 1978, animated by Nelvana Studios for The Star Wars Holiday Special as a mysterious figure who betrays Luke Skywalker after saving him, Chewbacca, C-3PO and R2-D2 from a giant monster, and curing Luke Skywalker and Han Solo from the mysterious sleeping virus, only to be revealed as a bounty hunter working for Darth Vader.
- It is discretely implied in The Empire Strikes Back that Boba Fett was the one who killed Owen and Beru. However, it the comics, it was confirmed that clonetroopers on the orders of Darth Vader had killed Owen and Beru, as he had blamed the two for his mother's death.