The original bounty hunter Jango Fett was slain by Mace Windu; and his son, Boba Fett, met his untimely death too when Han Solo knocked him into the sarlacc. But it seems like Boba escaped being gruesomely digested over the course of a thousand years, as Temuera Morrison has been credited to portray him in The Mandalorian Season 2.
The theory comes from a keen-eyed fan who spotted that Morrison’s talent CV has been updated with Boba Fett in The Mandalorian Season 2. Since Boba was revealed to be an unaltered clone of Jango, we think that this is highly plausible. Boba came into existence when the Sith approached Jango to use him as a template for the clone troopers. Jango agreed on the condition that he will be given one unaltered clone to raise as his son.
Disney’s confirmation of the bounty hunter’s appearance in The Mandalorian Season 2 feeds the theory. Moreover, the character was teased in season one episode The Gunslinger. A mysterious figure sporting the sound of Boba’s spurs had approached Fennec Shand’s lifeless body.
Fans also contribute to the theory by pointing out Boba’s jetpack in the season two trailer’s speeder bike scene. However, as Mando got his own jetpack at the end of season one, this may have just been the titular character after all.
Looking at Boba’s history with the Empire, it’s possible he is working for Moff Gideon now to hunt down Baby Yoda. Hopefully, we will get to see more of him with Temuera Morrison credited as the character. The Mandalorian season two is slated for release on 30 October 2020 on Disney+.
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