Deleted Star Wars scene sheds light on Boba’s history with Cad Bane

Star Wars: The Bad Batch "Bounty Lost"
Star Wars: The Bad Batch "Bounty Lost" /

After the surprise appearance of Cad Bane at the end of The Book of Boba Fett, there have been questions about Cad Bane’s and Boba Fett’s history. While some may have been unaware of their history Star Wars: The Clone Wars, we see quite a bit of Boba in that animated series. But a few secrets are still hidden in some of the finished episodes that never made it to the screen.

After the loss of his father, Boba Fett attempted to kill Mace Windu several times. After finding counsel by such odd figures as Hondo Onakka, and Plo Koon and failing in his attempts Boba turns to a life of bounty hunting.

Throughout the Clone Wars, Boba’s team included members such as Asaji Ventress, Bossk, Latts Razzi, and Dengar as well as a few more. We see that Boba is trying to make an impact in the crime world, but in the actual footage, we have very little together with Boba Fett and Cad Bane.

When you look at the footage from this clip below, it makes it clear that previously in this scene Cad Bane and Boba were trying to work together but Boba Fett attempted to mutiny.

We see Bossk and Embo in the background with the rest of Boba’s weapons. They don’t seem inclined to get in the fight and we see a classic Western duel happen right after. During this duel, we see Boba’s helmet without a dent, and after the scene goes blank.

Some may think that this duel is not canon, but when we look at the character models for Cad Bane during The Bad Batch we see that Bane has a cybernetic patch in the back of his head.

The cybernetic patch matches with the wounds that Bane would have received if the scene were canon. This gives us significant proof that this scene is probably canon.

The content of that fight completely changes Cad Bane’s appearance in The Book of Boba Fett. And Cad Bane’s rematch does not stop at Boba Fett, but the last time we saw Cad Bane we saw him fighting Fennec Shand. This means that Cad Bane isn’t here just “for business,” he also came a double dose of revenge.

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