In case you were wondering what all the fuss is about, the third and final Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer aired Monday night, during halftime of the Monday Night Football telecast between the New York Giants and the Philadelphia Eagles. During the trailer, loads of new scenes with some familiar faces were shown, and there were even some cleverly hidden Easter Eggs, if you have the eye to catch them. Here’s the trailer:
Now, you would have to go through each of these scenes, still by still to catch most of the Easter Eggs that fans on message boards like Reddit’s Star Wars Leaks did Monday night, directly after the airing of the trailer, which is where the Boba Fett insignia came from.
A Redditor aptly named Bowbahfett, spotted this Boba Fett insignia, from the 1:39 mark. I tried to enhance the image and point it out for you.
According to fan site Fettpedia, a Boba Fett Iconography section reveals some history behind that symbol seen above:
"“The traditional Mandalorian crest, frequently mistaken for a Bantha Skull, bears a striking resemblance to the skull of a male mythosaur. But in truth, the symbol was actually adopted in reverence to a legendary Mandalorian combat-training master.”"
We’ve heard the rumors about the third Anthology film having to do with the origins and possible survival of the Sarlacc pit by Boba Fett. In fact Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy has discussed the possibility of a Boba Fett stand-alone Star Wars Story, and it has even been rumored that legendary actor Max von Sydow might portray an elderly Boba Fett…although I don’t really buy that rumor at all.
Just recently actor Michael B. Jordan was linked to possibly playing Boba Fett. So, is this Mandalorian symbol so closely related to Boba Fett, a wink and nod from director J.J. Abrams as to the future of the galaxy’s most dangerous bounty hunter? I’ll let you look at the evidence and decide for yourself, but being a longtime fan of Abrams, myself, I’d say yes…yes it is.