Boba Fett Could Be In Star Wars: Rogue One, Here's The Proof

By Brent McKnight 4 months agodiscussion comments
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Ever since more Star Wars movies were first announced, there has been a storm of speculation about what characters could return. This only intensified when we learned about the standalone Star Wars Story movies that will a look at that far, far away galaxy outside of the main Episode narrative. One character in particular that has been discussed at great length is fan favorite bounty hunter Boba Fett. Heíll reportedly get his own standalone movie, but there have been rumors he could show up elsewhere as well. A new picture that just hit the airwaves that could indicate that weíll see him sooner rather than later, perhaps even in Star Wars: Rogue One later this year.

Toys have often provided spoilers about upcoming movies, especially in the Star Wars universeóthatís where we first learned about Tasu Leech in The Force Awakens, among others. This weekend thereís a toy fair going on in Nuremberg, Germany. We already saw some cool new looks at a few costumes from the film, but a new image of the upcoming Rogue One LEGO set shows something very interesting: Boba Fettís ship, Slave 1.

Granted, this doesnít prove anything concretely, but itís interesting to consider.

Sure, the paint job appears to be a bit different, but Slave 1 has been around for a while. It originally belonged to Boba Fettís father (or clone DNA donor), Jango Fett, who stole it (you can see this in the video game Star Wars: Bounty Hunter), and they have both made substantial modifications to it over the years. Stands to reason it could have acquired a new coat of paint somewhere along the line, especially to disguise it.

It could be purely coincidental and just be another ship of the same make. Thatís certainly possible. However, Slave 1 is Kurat Systems Engineering Firespray-class interceptor, which is an out-of-date craft. Basically, there arenít many of these bad boys kicking around out there, and it would be a huge coincidence for one to just randomly show up in Rogue One.

Itís also possible someone else flies Slave 1 in Star Wars: Rogue One. As we saw in with the Millennium Falcon in The Force Awakens, thereís a criminal element out there in the galaxy, and sometimes ships get stolen. And Boba Fett certainly doesnít run with the most law-abiding crowd. Rogue One is set between the events of the prequels in the original trilogy, just before A New Hope, and that leaves plenty of time for him to lose his ship and get it back before we see it in The Empire Strikes Back. Pity the fool who stole Boba Fettís ship.

Slave 1

There have also been rumors that Felicity Jonesís character, possibly named Lyra Erso, is Boba Fettís daughter. That speculation has largely been supplanted by claims that sheís Mads Mikkelsenís daughter, but itís something thatís out there. Perhaps she takes dear old dadís ship out for a joyride. Weíve all done that.

Again, none of this proves anything. It wouldnít be the first time a toy line for a movie includes something that isnít actually in the film. That happens. But with the timeline, the persistent rumors that the plot involves bounty hunters, and now this, I wouldnít be totally shocked to see Boba Fett show up in Rogue One. The plot revolves around the theft of the plans for the first Death Star, so itís easy to envision a situation where Darth Vader or someone dispatches a gang of bounty hunters to get them back. Weíve seen Vader lean on their services elsewhere.

However this shakes out, we likely wonít find out until Star Wars: Rogue One opens on December 16.
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