The Mandalorian: 5 Pitches for the live-action Star Wars TV series

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Have Boba Fett Appear

Yes. Yes. Here it is. The part of the article that you were all waiting for.

Like most Star Wars fans, I’m still waiting for the answer to the question we’ve all been asking since Return of the Jedi’s release back in 1983, “Did Boba Fett escape the Sarlacc Pit?”

In Legend’s, Fett went on to escape the pit and went on to have more adventures throughout the galaxy. However, those are no longer canon and Fett has yet to appear in a movie, or any new canon piece of media taking place after Episode VI for that matter, so his fate is still unknown.

There were plans for him to have a solo movie of his own, which would have been directed by Josh Trank, but its unknown if it were to take place before or after Return of the Jedi. Trank left the project back in 2015 before it was even officially announced and the movie never came to fruition and has officially been canceled.

The closest thing we have gotten as an indicator of Fett’s fate in the new canon was the Star Wars: Aftermath book by Chuck Wendig. In the book, he depicts a character named Cobb Vanth searching though a Jawa Sandcrawler on Tattoine some time after Episode VI, where he finds a box filled with acid damaged Mandalorian armor, which looked like it had “been through hell and back”.

While that certainly gives some credence to the idea that he escaped the Sarlacc, it still isn’t the visual confirmation that fans are pining for.

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For Fett to make an appearance in the show, it finally give the fans the answer that they were searching for, and the ability for the Mandalorian to use a character which already has a tremendous fan base behind him.

Either as a small passing cameo, or even in a larger role, possibly as a mentor to the show’s protagonist, seeing Boba Fett in live action again could only help the show in my opinion, and could help win over some of the older fan base, which I’m sorry to say, has felt a bit let down by the recent films.

Despite Fett’s vast fan support, many argue that while he looks cool, he was very underutilized in the original trilogy, which is a critique I tend to agree with. If used properly in the show, Boba Fett could finally be used to his full potential, in a way that is worthy of his fandom, which to me, makes including him the most impactful pitch of all the one’s listed.

We’re excited for The Mandalorian. What are you hoping to see from the live-action Star Wars show?