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!
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