Star Wars: 15 surprising facts about the legendary Boba Fett

The Mandalorian season 2 Chapter 16. Photo: Disney+.
The Mandalorian season 2 Chapter 16. Photo: Disney+. /
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With the upcoming series The Book of Boba Fett arriving on Disney+ on Dec. 29, there’s renewed interest in the iconic character as he is at last set to star in his own series.

Fans were first enraptured with the character more than 40 years ago when Boba Fett made his first big-screen appearance in The Empire Strikes Back as a quiet and mysterious bounty hunter aiding Darth Vader’s search and capture of the smuggler Han Solo.

While he was far from a central character, Boba Fett’s mystery added to his intrigue for many fans, starting a decades-long following for the bounty hunter.

As the Star Wars canon has expanded, so has the backstory for Boba Fett’s character. Though he had minimal screen time in the original trilogy, as the fan fervor for the character grew throughout the years, so did more history for the character in the extended universe through comics and video games.

However, Boba Fett also received a notable storyline in the prequel films that helped to revive the character for future projects including The Clone Wars. As the canon expanded with the formation of Disney+ and more Star Wars projects came to light, Boba Fett returned in The Mandalorian to huge acclaim and excitement.

With his return, viewers learned more about what happened to the character after his apparent death in Return of the Jedi and additionally fleshed out more of Boba’s backstory as he worked with Mando in his effort to protect The Child.

Boba’s reappearance in The Mandalorian also set up the teaser for his own series, The Book of Boba Fett. With so much renewed interest in the character because of the series’ release, we’ve compiled some little-known trivia and fun facts about the character, ranging from details about his armor to details about Boba’s Mandalorian legacy you may not know.