File this under this under the least probable rumor we’ve seen leaked from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but that may mean that it actually is legit…I know this sounds strange…but a wild rumor is starting to circulate that claims Max von Sidow will be an older version of Boba Fett.
You still with me? Did you almost pass out due to uncontrollable laughter? Well, calm down, because there’s more. According to Nerdist.com who got the original story from MoviePilot (who has taken the story down), the answer to the mysterious riddle of Max von Sidow’s character, is that he is Boba Fett, without the Mandalorian armor.
Apparently, Boba has somehow cast his lot with the survivors of the crash landed Star Destroyer on Jakku, and he is living out in the open with cybernetic implants that have been installed because of the injuries he received from the Sarlacc pit.
"“The source behind the rumor, who had previously confirmed to the outlet that Adam Driver would be playing Kylo Ren, claims that the reveal would not come until the third act, and will tie into the events following the Battle of Jakku, which is the conflict that leaves Rey’s desert home littered with the rusting husks of Imperial warships.”"
Again, MoviePilot has since removed this post (Something they’ve already done once this week regarding another Star Wars related piece), but Nerdist does point out that with the possibility of the second Star Wars Anthology film centering around Boba Fett, it may make perfect sense to have an older version of the baddest bounty hunter in the galaxy, in the film.
Of course, this is all unconfirmed and is to be taken as an unsubstantiated rumor, but it does make one think. Max von Sidow has been famously kept out of any The Force Awakens official press, which until the Vanity Fair photo shoot, he was joined by Adam Driver and Gwendoline Christie.
I mean, what better way to drop some good ole fashioned shock and awe on your audience, than with a HUGE reveal in the third act? December just cannot get here fast enough.