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James M. Tate

The original Star Wars trilogy gave us Boba Fett, the coolest looking character in the galaxy, and then quickly took him away in one of the most anti-climatic "death" sequences ever...

The bounty hunter, who takes the frozen Han Solo back to Jabba's Palace in his spaceship, Slave 1, not only winds up being swallowed by a sand-pit monster within the dune sea desert of Tatooine, but the creature burps... Burps!!!

Did Boba, a cross between Darth Vader and the Spaghetti Western Clint Eastwood, deserve such a banal demise?

Well the Expanded Universe novels gave Boba a second chance, explaining that somehow the creature couldn't digest the green-gray-chromed, metal-suit wearing rogue... Or maybe it was that rocket strap that caused indigestion... Or were these novels simply backstories?

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Speaking of, George Lucas knew enough to give Boba an outlet since his prequels were set years before Return of the Jedi, and yet we learn a bit too much about the man, or rather, the kid inside the suit, thus ruining the mystique.

So the question is, will J.J. Abrams and Empire/Return scriptwriter Lawrence Kasdan bring Boba back to life in [Star Wars: Episode VII](movie:711158) ? If not, perhaps Bossk, the reptilian bounty hunter, will get his much-deserved shot at interstellar villainy!

Boba to the left of Bossk
Boba to the left of Bossk

So who do you think is the better bounty hunter? Would Boba's return be a step too far? Write in with your thoughts below the line


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