Boba Fett Was Not Allowed In One Specific Star Wars Movie

Boba Fett is one of the most beloved characters in the entire Star Wars universe, but one movie was told that they could not use the character at all.

By Douglas Helm | Updated

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Boba Fett is one of the coolest and most beloved space bounty hunters of all time — despite only appearing on-screen for 6 minutes and 32 seconds in his first appearance in The Empire Strikes Back. Clearly, a character that makes this big of an impression in such a small amount of time deserves a bigger story. Luckily, we’ll be getting plenty of that in his upcoming Disney+ series, The Book of Boba Fett. And it looks like recent news reveals that Disney has likely been planning this big helping of Fett for a long time.

In a recent interview with The New York Times, writer of Solo: A Star Wars Story Jonathan Kasdan revealed that Boba Fett was “always off-limits because he was in development elsewhere.” The Han Solo movie was already packed to the brim with origin story beats and cameos of larger-than-life characters like Lando Calrissian and Chewbacca, so reintroducing Boba at this time might have made things a little too crowded anyway. Basically, even if Star Wars writers and directors wanted to use Boba Fett in their scripts, it looks like the head brass was keeping the character on a pretty tight leash. Now it looks like we’ll finally get to see Boba let loose.

Most recently, the character was seen in the hugely popular Disney+ series, The Mandalorian. In the series, Boba and fellow bounty hunter Fennec Shand(Ming-Na Wen) hunt down Pedro Pascal’s titular character to reclaim his iconic green and tan Mandalorian armor. They end up teaming up to take down some stormtroopers before Boba and Shand go off on their own. In the post-credits of the season finale, we see Boba Fett and Fennec Shand taking the throne of Jabba the Hutt to run their own criminal empire. This is where the seven-episode series will likely pick up, so it remains to be seen how tenuous their grasp on the throne is.

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Before The Mandalorian, Boba Fett actually made a few more appearances after his supposed death in Return of the Jedi. In both Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series, we see Boba Fett as a child, before he became the fearsome bounty hunter we see as an adult. Although it’s cool to see some origins for the character, seeing more content of a full-grown fully-Mandalorian-armored Boba Fett is what fans are really excited for.

The Book of Boba Fett sees Temuera Morrison stepping back into the iconic armor of Boba Fett after his first live-action appearance as the character in The Mandalorian. Morrison played Boba’s genetic father Jango Fett (Boba’s a clone) in Attack of the Clones. Ming-Na Wen also returns as Fennec Shand. Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Robert Rodriguez, and Kathleen Kennedy serve as executive producers. The series will see the pair attempting to put Jabba’s empire under their control in Tatooine. There’s sure to be plenty of shady underground dealings, bounty hunter action, and intrigue. And we don’t have long to wait at all. The series begins streaming on December 29, 2021.

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