From the moment Lucasfilm announced that it was making Solo: A Star Wars Story, fans speculated as to whether or not Boba Fett would appear in the film. I was among the very small camp that didn’t think it would be appropriate. Solo, after all, was Han’s origin story. There’s not much he would have or could have done in the Star Wars anthology film to warrant a bounty on his head. Not, at least, until the events of the movie had come to pass. Nevertheless, it seems the most famous bounty hunter in the galaxy had a cameo in the film, after all.
Boba Fett does indeed appear in Solo in a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it scene. The eagle-eyed folks over at Screen Rant managed to spot the bounty hunter. He appears in the background of the cantina on Vandor as Lando speaks with Beckett and Qi’ra. Granted, he doesn’t look exactly the same. Notwithstanding, the green and red helmet motif is a pretty good indication that the character was indeed Boba Fett. Plus, he even emblazoned the helmet with the same, trademark, yellow kill markers.
Boba Fett’s Look Through the Years
Sure, fans will be quick to point out that he’s not wearing a Mandalorian mask. Keep in mind, Boba Fett never actually wore his father’s helmet. Instead, Boba took the helmet and used it as a trap to try and kill Mace Windu in The Clone Wars series. (For those that believe non-film Star Wars content isn’t or shouldn’t be canon – it is. Get over it.) In fact, Boba wore a completely different helmet and different armor during that period. When he obtained a new, Mandalorian helmet is anyone’s guess.
As I mentioned earlier, there is still no reason for Boba Fett to have Han Solo on his radar at this point. But a bounty hunter lurking among smugglers and scoundrels on Vandor for his own purposes? That’s certainly likely. Boba becoming aware of Han at this point could have also served as a set-up for sequels we may never see. The question now is whether we will ever see Boba Fett on screen again. His stand-alone movie was cancelled, after all.
If I were a betting man, I’d still say yes. Disney is considering a Lando/Qi’ra series for its streaming service, Disney+. Remember: there’s a pretty good implication in The Empire Strikes Back that Lando and Boba Fett know each other. After appearing in Solo, Fett reemerging in a series focused on Lando seems pretty reasonable to me.
What say you, fans?
Source: Screen Rant