ByMatthew Clifton, writer at
Matthew Clifton

With not long to go until Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens is released, it got me thinking why not bring back Boba Fett for Star Wars Episodes 8 and 9, as true Star Wars fans know that he did not die in return of the jedi. He survived and escaped the scarlet pit so why not bring him back? It makes sense as he is still in the Star Wars universe.

The Sarlacc, however, could never hold Fett. Thanks to his iron will and Mandalorian armor, Fett was able to fight his way out of the beast's belly. After escaping, Fett was found by a group of Jawas who took him to be either a droid or cyborg, never bothering to scan him, and claimed him as their own under the impression he was an unintelligent being. They took him into their sandcrawler, fitted him with a restraining bolt, and went on their way.

And then if you faster forward 40 odd years you will learn that Boba fett is still alive.

Despite being in his seventies, Fett continued to lead the Mandalorians, and still operated as a bounty hunter after the resolution of the Yuuzhan Vong War.


Boba Fett in 40 ABY

During this period, he maintained a private residence on Taris. To remain inconspicuous during his stay on Taris, he stopped wearing his armor. This was the first time in his adult life that he had been in public without his face hidden behind a visor.[53]

Fett pursued a 500,000 credit bounty posted by the Traders' Coalition, for the retrieval of the Atzerri glitterstim dealer H'buk. When he caught up with his quarry in the Atzerri system, H'buk offered to pay double the bounty. When Fett had H'buk's Z-95 Headhunter securely grappled to Slave I, the prisoner made all sorts of offers in exchange for his freedom, including his own daughter. This made Fett angry. Landing on Atzerri, Fett delivered H'buk to the Coalition members who had posted the bounty.[53]

Fett then headed for Kamino, where he was to meet with his doctor. Fett was ill, and suspected that he was dying, although he was only 71 standard years old and convinced he would have at least 30 more left in him. His doctor, Beluine, confirmed it—Fett had only a few years at the most left to live due to clone degeneration. He also discussed Taun We's departure from Kamino with the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister told him that Taun We didn't have the data he needed, but Ko Sai did. He then began to go about accomplishing three things—one: find Ailyn Vel, his daughter who he had not seen for 50 years; two: find a new Mandalore; and three: cheat death.

So yes, bring back Boba Fett for Star Wars Episodes 8 and 9.


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