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Boba Fett in Return of the Jedi

The Star Wars franchise has entire generations of fans, who have dissected and discussed just about every frame from the first seven films and various TV shows. And one of the most popular characters in the franchise is also one of the most silent and mysterious. That's right, we're talking about everyone's favorite bounty hunter, Boba Fett. Boba Fett only had a few lines of dialogue, but his awesome look and ship quickly garnered attention. George Lucas eventually added him to A New Hope when he included a deleted scene between Jabba and Han, and now we'll finally be able to get a glimpse into what was going on in the character's mind during that sequence.

The new anthology novel Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View is full of chapters revolving around tertiary characters, and writer Paul Dini has revealed what to expect from Boba Fett's chapter.

Boba is stopping over on Tatooine when he's called on by his old associate Jabba the Hutt to help collect a debt. Naturally, this is the money owed to Jabba by Han Solo. The story is a monologue going through Fett's head while he backs up Jabba and stares down Han and Chewie.

Looks like Boba Fett's inclusion in A New Hope is finally going to make more sense, no thanks to George Lucas. Because Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View will help expand the villain's story, especially what was going through his head during the events of the first film.

Paul Dini seems to understand how popular Boba Fett is to the Star Wars fandom, as he explained to USA Today when promoting the upcoming novel. Boba Fett is beloved enough that the fans have been hoping he'll get his own standalone film, since Disney is expanding the Star Wars franchise with one shot movies. But there are some purists who believe that the character was better off being left alone- silent and mysterious.

After becoming a fan favorite through his appearances in Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, the mythology of Boba Fett was expanded in George Lucas' prequel trilogy. There, we met his father Jango- who was being cloned in order to create the Clone Army. But he kept one clone as his son-- Boba Fett. We last saw the young boy with his father's decapitated head, after he was killed by Mace Windu. It's unknown what happened to Boba afterward, and how he eventually became the bounty hunter we know and love.

It's currently unclear if the Boba Fett standalone film will ever happen, but he's always at the top of the rumored lists. The next Star Wars movie will be Rian Johnson's Star Wars: The Last Jedi on December 15, 2017. In the meantime, check our 2017 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.