Boba Fett is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise.
67 Facts About Boba Fett
Notable for his taciturn demeanor and for never removing his helmet, Fett appears in both The Empire Strikes Back, employed by the Galactic Empire, and Return of the Jedi, serving the crime lord Jabba the Hutt.
The animated series The Bad Batch further reveals Boba Fett to have been born Alpha, and to have a biological twin sister, Omega.
In several Star Wars works, Boba Fett himself is portrayed as a Mandalorian or at least connected to the Mandalorian culture through his armor.
The character of Boba Fett quickly became a fan favorite despite his limited presence in the original Star Wars trilogy and is a widely recognized figure in popular culture.
Boba Fett's armor was originally designed for "super troopers", and was adapted for Boba Fett as the script developed.
At one point in Return of the Jedis development, Boba Fett was conceived as being a main villain, but he was finally replaced with the Emperor when Lucas decided to not make a third trilogy of Star Wars.
Lucas considered having Boba Fett fight Lando Calrissian during the sarlacc sequence.
Daniel Keys Moran, who wrote a few stories featuring Boba Fett, cited Westerns as an influence on his development of the character.
In continuing to develop the character in the prequel films, Lucas closed some avenues for expanding the character's story while opening others by establishing that Boba Fett is a clone of a similar bounty hunter, Jango Boba Fett.
Lucas considered modifying later editions of Return of the Jedi by adding a shot of Boba Fett escaping the sarlacc, but decided against it because it would have detracted from the story's focus.
Lucas said that, had he known Boba Fett would be so popular, he would have made the character's death "more exciting".
In 2014, after Lucas had sold Lucasfilm to Disney, Star Wars historian Jonathan W Rinzler revealed that Lucas had privately acknowledged that Fett escaped from the sarlacc.
Boba Fett is primarily played by Jeremy Bulloch in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.
Boba Fett was cast as Fett because the costume happened to fit "as if a Savile Row tailor had come out and made it"; he did not have to do a reading or screen test, and Bulloch never worked from a script for either film.
Boba Fett was unaware of Fett's demise before filming began and was "very upset" by the development; he would like to have done more with Fett.
Still, Bulloch believed killing Boba Fett made the character stronger, and that his "weak" death makes fans want the character to return.
The character of Boba Fett made his first public appearance at the San Anselmo Country Fair parade on 24 September 1978.
Boba Fett appears as a mysterious figure who saves Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca, C-3PO, and R2-D2 from a giant monster, only to be revealed as a bounty hunter working for Darth Vader.
Boba Fett is one of six bounty hunters assembled by Darth Vader, who promises a reward to whoever captures the crew of the Millennium Falcon.
Boba Fett aims his weapon at Princess Leia when she threatens Jabba with a thermal detonator, and he later travels on Jabba's sail barge to the Great Pit of Carkoon to witness the prisoners' execution.
The 1997 Special Edition release of the film includes an additional scene of Boba Fett flirting with some of Jabba's female dancers.
Boba Fett helps Jango escape from Obi-Wan Kenobi and accompanies him to Geonosis, where he witnesses Jango's death by beheading at the hands of Mace Windu during the first battle in the Clone Wars.
Boba Fett appeared in the animated segment of the non-canon 1978 Holiday Special, set after the events of A New Hope.
Boba Fett is first seen when he rescues Luke Skywalker, C-3PO, and R2-D2 from a Panna dragon.
Boba Fett appeared in the now non-canon 1985 animated series, Star Wars: Droids, set before the original trilogy.
The series was produced by the same studio that created the animated segment of the 1978 Holiday Special, and Boba Fett was again voiced by Don Francks.
Boba Fett later turns on them after failing their request, and decides to accept Jabba's bounty on the Fromms as compensation.
Boba Fett is ultimately captured by the Jedi and sentenced to prison on Coruscant; although he expresses regret for the collateral damage he has caused, he vows to never forgive Windu.
Temporary member Asajj Ventress, enraged, turns on Boba Fett; she strangles him with the Force, binds, and gags him, and shoves him into the container in the captive's place, whereupon he is delivered to the nonplussed client.
When Moff Gideon's Imperial forces attack the group, Boba Fett dons his old armor and kills most of the stormtroopers deployed to capture Grogu with a gaffi stick.
Boba Fett kills Bib Fortuna, who has been in charge of Jabba's palace since his death, and then sits on the throne that once belonged to Jabba, with Fennec at his side.
Boba Fett is mentioned in Star Wars: The Bad Batch, a CGI-animated sequel and spin-off from The Clone Wars which premiered in 2021.
The episode "Bounty Lost" reveals that Boba Fett's original code name is Alpha, and that Omega, an enhanced female clone who joined Clone Force 99 after the rise of the Empire, is a second unaltered replication of Jango and, therefore, Boba Fett's sister.
Boba Fett appears in the 2021 anime series Star Wars: Visions, voiced by Temuera Morrison in English and by Akio Kaneda in Japanese.
The Book of Boba Fett is a spin-off of The Mandalorian focused on Boba Fett, which premiered on Disney+ on December 29,2021.
Boba Fett then tells Vader the pilot's surname, unknowingly informing the Sith lord that he has a son.
Boba Fett appears as a playable character in Star Wars Battlefront and Star Wars Battlefront II, as well as several Star Wars video games for mobile devices.
Four Boba Fett comics set several years after Return of the Jedi were released between 1995 and 2000.
Fett encounters Han Solo in the short story The Last One Standing: The Tale of Boba Fett, set 15 years after the events of the same film, and fights side by side with him in The New Jedi Order: The Unifying Force, set a decade later.
Boba Fett appears in the e-novella Boba Fett: A Practical Man, set 20 years after Jedi.
Boba Fett's backstory was depicted differently in Attack of the Clones, leading to the Dark Horse comic Jango Fett: Open Seasons retconning Mereel to Jango's mentor.
Boba Fett is guided by a book left to him by his father, whose ship and armor he has inherited, and begins working for Jabba the Hutt.
The trilogy depicts Boba Fett as being more communicative than in the films because its plot requires Boba Fett to show "an ability to convince people as well as kill them".
Kuat of Kuat, an Imperial executive, reviews footage from the Great Pit of Carkoon, leading him to suspect that Boba Fett is still alive.
The Emperor met with Darth Vader and Prince Xizor, where the latter revealed that it was he who planned for Boba Fett to join the guild to eliminate its weakest members, leaving only the best for the Empire to exploit.
Boba Fett: A Practical Man is an e-novella by Karen Traviss, which was published online in August 2006 by Del Rey Books.
Boba Fett instructs a pilot to deliver his plea for help to the New Republic, but with the Vong's next target still unwarned, the world falls without a fight.
The Jedi returns and confirms that Boba Fett has a deal: the Mandalorians will continue to masquerade as Vong mercenaries while passing intel to the Republic.
Boba Fett agrees to have a few of his best commandos train planetary militias to fight the Vong.
Boba Fett would have navigated past the scum of civilization in an underground area of Coruscant known as Level 1313.
Boba Fett was to have appeared in more episodes of The Clone Wars before its cancellation.
The story arc would have depicted Boba Fett donning his Mandalorian armor for the first time, and ended with Bane blasting Boba Fett in the head, creating the iconic dent in his helmet.
The Boba Fett film was afterwards reported to have featured the other bounty hunters from The Empire Strikes Back.
Boba Fett is a "cult figure" and one of the most popular Star Wars characters.
In 2008, Boba Fett was selected by Empire magazine as the 79th greatest movie character of all time, and he is included on Fandomanias list of The 100 Greatest Fictional Characters.
Jeter says that even when Boba Fett appears passive, he conveys "capability and ruthlessness".
Logan, who was a Young Artist Award nominee for his portrayal of Boba Fett, compares Boba Fett to "that boy in school who never talks" and who attracts others' curiosity.
Furthermore, Boba Fett "is cool because he was designed to be cool", presenting a "wicked ambiguity" akin to John Milton's portrayal of Satan in Paradise Lost and Iago in William Shakespeare's Othello.
Boba Fett has been featured extensively in pop culture and parodies.
Boba Fett's popular following before the character even appeared in The Empire Strikes Back influenced Damon Lindelof's interest in developing Lost across multiple media.
Between filming The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, Mark Hamill pitched the idea that Boba Fett was Luke Skywalker's mother to George Lucas, which "he didn't like".
In Episode II, [Boba Fett] saw his father murdered by Mace Windu he's still got a long way to go before he becomes the battered bounty hunter we know so well.
Boba Fett preys on his weakness, on his desire for a family.
Not knowing all the answers about Boba Fett is part of what makes him so cool.
Fett is one of the top five best-selling Star Wars action figures, and Boba Fett-related products are "among the most expensive" Star Wars merchandise.
Boba Fett was the first new mail-away action figure created for The Empire Strikes Back; although advertised as having a rocket-firing backpack, safety concerns led Kenner to sell his rocket attached.