The Star Wars universe is ripe with deadly bounty hunters, most of whom have at least made an appearance on the screen. So where is Black Krrsantan?
The lore of the Star Wars bounty hunter began in The Empire Strikes Back, when Darth Vader called together a collection of the galaxy’s best. This group was composed of Boba Fett, Bossk, Dengar, IG-88, 4LOM and Zuckuss. All deadly, all having very little to do with the actual plot. But among this group of bounty hunters, one character was tragically missing—Black Krrsantan.
The vicious Wookiee hunter carried a tremendous reputation outside of the movies and TV shows. In Star Wars lore, he was among the best bounty hunters employed by Jabba the Hutt, and apparently second only to Boba Fett.
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Throughout the graphic novels, Black Krrsantan, also known as Santy, makes a name for himself servicing Darth Vader and Doctor Aphra and also fighting a key battle with Obi-Wan Kenobi and, for the most part, getting the better of him.
Seeing as how Vader turned to Fett and Santy when he needed help in his early reign as the most fearsome menace in the galaxy, it’s curious that he wasn’t included in the line-up that he turned to when needing to find Han Solo.
Maybe he was just too big. Or maybe it would have stolen the spotlight from Chewbacca. Or maybe he was created after the original trilogy and I should stop reading into it.
Whatever the case, Santy is one of the most notable characters to have never made an appearance in any Star Wars movie or TV show and as such, the question has to be when that will change. Wookies are among the most beloved aliens in the Star Wars universe thanks to Chewbacca, but other than him and a brief interaction with Wookie general Tarfful in the Clone Wars, we really don’t see that much of them. And granted, it’s hard, since they don’t speak basic.
But Black Krrsantan speaks with his weapons and skill in combat.
Thankfully, his big screen (or small screen) debut should be coming soon. There are two huge opportunities for him to make his inaugural appearance, though neither is that close to making it to the small screen.
The first is the Obi-Wan series that Disney+ has announced, detailing Kenobi’s stay on Tattoine. As mentioned, Black Krrsantan had a massive battle with Kenobi over Uncle Owen.
The other opportunity is the rumored Doctor Aphra series. Aphra (and Darth Vader) have frequent dealings with Black Krrsantan, so it would go without saying that he’d be included in any series that centers on Aphra.
Which means that while we may not be seeing Black Krrsantan on screen any time soon, we do have some relatively solid prospects of seeing him in general. And I don’t know about you, but I’m ready.