As of late there have been a lot of rumors about Boba Fett in the first spin-off movie swirling around. I was never given the news to post myself, just told about it in a “just so you know” manner. But I have heard this story from two reputable friends in the last month. Today a site called iKwiz writes:
“Boba Fett is a mantle. The name, the ship and the armor gets passed down to a successor. That’s how he is brought back for the films and explains the character for later stories.”
That was the gist of it. The constant in this was that there was a character who puts on the Boba armor and we would see this character over many different films and perhaps even different eras. It was never clear to me in these rumors if it was actually Boba Fett or if it was just someone with Mandalorian armor on. You know how it goes, people see that armor and they think its “a Boba Fett” and we fans know its a person. But that doesn’t appear to be the case according to this report.
“Michael Fassbender is the frontrunner to be Boba Fett, fact!”
That is news to me. I think he would be great in a Star Wars film. He was supposedly almost in The Force Awakens.
If this is all true, my personal theory is that we will see the older Boba Fett from the previous six Star Wars films handing the armor down to this new person. Star Wars historian J.W. Rinzler did a Reddit Ask Me Anything. In it he dropped this when asked about the fate of Boba Fett:
Yes, he does. I have been in meetings with George where he confirms that Fett survived. If it comes from George then it’s true!
So if this new rumor pans out, I would imagine we will this film taking place sometime after Return of the Jedi. Maybe even as far out as around the time of The Force Awakens. If that was to happen, it would allow them to use Harrison Ford and it would explain all the rumors we keep hearing that Han Solo and Boba Fett are in this film together in various ways.
I haven’t been able to confirm any of this in a way that pleases me yet. But these rumors keep swirling with this same information for the most part and its getting kind of consistent with a few similar threads of “facts” in the rumors.
It won’t be long now until we know the bottom line on the new movie, if we don’t already.