When it comes to picking a favorite character, Star Wars fans can be odd. When Star Wars: The Phantom Menace debuted, the consensus pick was Darth Maul, a Sith who spoke all of 11 words and had zero backstory. But, hey, he had a cool horn-head and a double-sided lightsaber, and the younger demographic of sci-fi fans are easy to please. The same thing happened with the original trilogy and the bounty hunter, Boba Fett.
We never learned anything about who he was (until Star Wars: Attack of the Clones at least), he spoke little if at all, and his main job was to quietly hunt down Han Solo. When last we heard from him, he was cast aside unceremoniously into the Sarlacc Pit, meeting an abrupt end despite deserving far more given his level of popularity.
But now we’ll get all the Boba Fett we can possibly handle, in the form of his own anthology film in the new Star Wars canon, due out in the next few years. Some may think his lack of character development in previous films will work against him, but we’re of the opinion that this film could very well end up a home run for a number of reasons.
1. After all these years, he’s still a fan-favorite
Not every character from the original trilogy got a hastily fleshed-out backstory the way Boba did in Attack of the Clones, and that’s by design. George Lucas knew he had to bring it all full circle somehow, and managed to do this by introducing Boba’s father, Jango Fett. As we found out, Jango’s DNA was used to create the Empire’s clone army, with one unaltered clone set aside to be his son.
The creepiness of raising a clone of yourself aside, that poor kid never had a shot at being normal, and we as fans deserve a chance to see that firsthand.