Original trilogy characters who might appear in Solo: A Star Wars Story

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3. Bounty Hunters Galore

Han Solo and the gang are criminals – there’s no way around it. And where there are criminals, there are bounty hunters. What better way to get the likes of Bossk, IG-88, and Dengar back on the big screen than in Solo: A Star Wars Story. These bounty hunters could be chasing Han and company if they’ve been hired by the Empire – similar to what happens in The Empire Strikes Back – or they could be working against Han’s crew in an effort to reap whatever reward he’ll likely be after. If there’s one thing Han Solo and bounty hunters have in common, it’s their love for money. Any of these characters could play a role in the film’s story or could be background cameos that require repeat viewings to catch.

Of course, Greedo could also make an appearance. If he does, we’ll have to see if Han shoots first.

The most likely bounty hunter to play a role in Solo, however, is an obvious choice…

4. Boba Fett

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Ahhh, yes. Boba Fett. He captured our hearts and minds in The Empire Strikes Back because of how cool he looked. Add a head nod in the special edition of A New Hope and you’ve got all of the ingredients for a proper, cooler than carbonite, fan favorite. That is… until you watch Return of the Jedi and realize Boba Fett gets killed basically by accident as a blind Han Solo inadvertently knocks him into the Sarlacc pit. Some say he’s still being digested to this very day; others argue he shot his way out of that pit and is currently roaming the galaxy, out for revenge. Lucky for us, Solo takes place well before the events of Return of the Jedi, so a cameo, or even a pivotal role, could be in the Sabacc cards for Boba.

Boba Fett could, in fact, be the main antagonist of Solo. More likely, however, since Han doesn’t yet owe Jabba any money when this film takes place and therefore doesn’t have a bounty on his head, Boba Fett could serve as a rival adversary, chasing the same haul that Han and his crew are after.

It would be very cool to see Boba Fett in action since we kind of get cheated out of any in the Original Trilogy. And no, seeing Jango Fett do cool things in Attack of the Clones, just like that business on Cato Neimoidia, doesn’t… doesn’t count. We want Boba!