Basics of The Book of Boba Fett
“The Book of Boba Fett” is coming to Disney+. The all-new action- packed Original Series finds legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett and mercenary Fennec Shand navigating the galaxy’s underworld when they return to the sands of Tatooine to stake their claim on the territory once ruled by Jabba the Hutt and his crime syndicates. Before the release of the series, we’re giving you all the need- to-know facts about Boba Fett.
Trained under his father, Jango Fett, who was the original tight-lipped, T-visored bounty hunter, Boba Fett became one of the most skilled in the galaxy.Boba Fett is a clone of Jango Fett, making his home planet Camino, where the clones originated. Boba Fett’s helmet offers him a 360-degree view of everything around him, using built-in HUD and information readouts.
That’s got to come in handy when you’re bounty hunting. Absolutely. And as a bounty hunter, Boba Fett has worked for some of the most feared villains in the galaxy, including Darth Vader, Jabba the Hutt, and more. They don’t call him the greatest bounty hunter for nothing. In “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi,” while fighting with Luke Skywalker Boba Fett ultimately falls into the sarlacc pit, where he was assumed dead.
Surprise. He returns in “The Mandalorian” Season 2. Boba Fett currently sits on Jabba’s throne, with bounty hunter and mercenary Fennec Shand by his side. This catches us up to “The Book of Boba Fett,” streaming December 29, only on Disney+.
It’s Connection with The Star Wars
In Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, we learn that Boba Fett is an unaltered clone of Jango Fett, a Mandalorian bounty hunter known as the best mercenary in the galaxy. Jango raises Boba Fett as his son, his price for allowing the Republic to use him as a template for its clone army. Following Jango Fett’s death at the hands of the jedi Mace Windu, a young Boba Fett takes his father’s Mandalorian armor as his own. In the animated Clone Wars series, a teenaged Boba Fett seeks revenge on Mace Windu.
He infiltrates a team of clone trooper cadets to board Mace Windu’s flagship, which he sabotages by placing a bomb in Windu’s quarters. When Windu’s ship crash lands on the planet Vanqor, Fett is joined by his bounty hunting allies Bossk, Aurra Sing, and Castas to attempt to finish off Mace Windu. Mace is rescued by fellow Jedi Plo Koon and Ahsoka Tano, who also eventually manage to capture Fett and Bossk and sabotage Fett’s ship, the Slave One, to crash when Aurra Sing attempts to escape.
A little while later, Boba Fett manages to escape prison and forms a bounty hunting syndicate known as Krayt’s Claw, which included members like Bossk and Dengar. The Clone Wars animated series was canceled before it was able to complete its planned storyline, but an unproduced scene has made its way online. Boba Fett confronts the villainous fan favorite bounty hunter Cad Bane and the two enter a duel, which ends with Fett’s helmet receiving its infamous and mysterious dent.
As years pass, Boba Fett grows up to be known as one of the deadliest bounty hunters in the galaxy. The Empire Strikes Back finds an adult Boba Fett working with Darth Vader to track down the smuggler Han Solo. Upon Han Solo’s capture, Vader turns the smuggler over to Fett, who then delivers Han to Jabba the Hutt to collect the bounty that Jabba had previously put on Solo’s head. Fett and his bounty hunter allies help thwart a rescue attempt by Han’s friends Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Chewbacca, and Jabba sentences them all to death.
Jabba, Fett and the others escort Han and his friends to a Sarlacc pit for execution, but the prisoners manage to escape and Han Solo inadvertently hits Fett’s jetpack, causing it to malfunction and send him flying into the Sarlacc’s mouth, seemingly killing him. Following Fett’s presumed death, Leia manages to kill Jabba, leading to his cowardly and mischievous aid Bib Fortuna taking charge of Jabba’s Palace.
After Boba Fett’s presumed death, a group of Jawas salvage his Mandalorian armor and sell it to a man named Cobb Vanth, who uses it to aid in his protection of a small village on Tatooine. Cobb eventually crosses paths with another Mandalorian, Din Djarin, who assists Cobb in killing a krayt dragon terrorizing the village in exchange for Boba Fett’s armor.
Din’s staunch religious beliefs led to him believing only a true Mandalorian could wear the armor. Din was also on a mission to deliver a young Jedi child, Grogu, to safety. Unbeknownst to Din, he was currently being tracked by a very much alive, although heavily scarred Boba Fett. Fett was now accompanied by a new partner, Fennec Shand, an assassin who had previously crossed paths with Din Djarin, resulting in her own presumed death. Boba Fett had saved her, resulting in parts of her body now being replaced with cybernetics.
Fett and Fennec confront Din Djarin and agree to assist in the protection of Grogu in exchange for Jango’s armor. When Grogu is captured by the villainous Moff Gideon, Fett and Fennec join Din and fellow Mandalorian Bo-Katan on a rescue mission. The crew defeat Gideon and rescue Grogu, who is then safely delivered to Jedi Master Luke Skywalker. Following this, Fennec accompanies Boba Fett, back in his father’s armor, to Tatooine where the bounty hunter kills Bib Fortuna and takes Jabba’s Palace for his own.
And that’s the story of Boba Fett so far, but there’s so much more that the Book of Boba Fett can potentially build off of. MANY other clones of Jango Fett are out there and have been major characters in other Star Wars media. Captain Rex is a prominent character in The Clone Wars series, fighting alongside and befriending Jedi like Anakin Skywalker and Ahsoka Tano.
Star Wars: The Bad Batch focuses on Clone Force 99, a squad of clones who have been genetically modified to be different from their brothers in the clone army, with each member possessing their own unique mutation that made them superior to the other clones, like enhanced eyesight, intelligence, and strength.
It’s also established in The Bad Batch that Boba Fett’s original code name was Alpha, as the first genetically unaltered male clone of Jango, and that a genetically unaltered female clone, known as Omega, was also created. Will Boba Fett cross paths with any of Jango’s other clones in the live action Book of Boba Fett? Well, we’ve gotta watch the show to find out.
What is the Release Date of The Book of Boba Fett?
The Book of Boba Fett will be Released on 19 January 2022.