Will Boba Fett Make an Appearance in ‘The Mandalorian’? When Disney+ was first announced and news spread about a new Star Wars series focused on a Mandalorian bounty hunter, fans immediately speculated that the series would follow the established character, Boba Fett, either following his life before the events in A New Hope, or possibly his return after miraculously surviving the Sarlacc pit from Return of the Jedi.
The closer we came to the premiere of The Mandalorian on Disney+ it became clear that the protagonist for the series was not Boba Fett, but another Mandalorian, currently being referred to as “Mando”. Though “Mando” is a slang term for a Mandalorian, and we have yet to unmask this mysterious figure or learn his true name.
The Mandalorian show runner’s, Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau spoke with Entertainment Tonight during a special premiere for The Mandalorian and shared just how hard the secrets have been to keep, which makes us think they may have even more surprises up their sleeves.
ET asked Filoni about the idea of Boba Fett surviving the Sarlacc pit and possibly appearing in the series. “Interesting. I mean, there’s always possibilities, I don’t like to limit our storytelling in any way and, who knows? It would be really hypocritical for the guy who that helped bring Darth Maul back to life after he got cut in half, for me to say that somebody can’t survive a Sarlacc pit, but I don’t know. I mean, anything’s possible in Star Wars and I think, when fans love something, that’s what really fuels the possibility and the believability. So, who knows? But right now, we got Mando.”
Though Filoni does not outright answer the question, his response does leave room for the possibility that Boba Fett may make an appearance in The Mandalorian in the future. Jon Favreau also dodged the question when asked about the possibility. With how well Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau kept the secret of “Baby Yoda” it seems possible that the tight lipped producers could be holding more than one secret for the series.
Have you been enjoying The Mandalorian so far? Would you like to see Boba Fett appear in the series, or would a cameo suffice? What do you think will happen next? We would love to hear your thoughts in the comments.
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