With the arrival of Black Krrsantan in last week’s episode, we take a look at five other Star Wars character who could appear in The Book of Boba Fett.
The Book of Boba Fett is in full swing, with two episodes out and five more to go, we have already seen some surprise character appearances and intriguing revelations about Star Wars‘ most notorious bounty hunter. But who else are we going to see and how will they appear? Below are our five pitches for characters that might show up in the Disney+ series and how they might be tied in.
With Han and Boba already having significant ties after the Original Trilogy, an appearance from the smuggler turned Rebel hero does not seem unlikely, especially after Luke Skywalker’s appearance in The Mandalorian. Whether Boba Fett craves revenge on Han Solo, or Han seeks to put a stop to Boba’s criminal enterprise, there’s a lot of routes to go on the enemy’s reunion.
Whether this would be Harrison Ford or Alden Ehrenreich is anyone’s guess, but if Season 2 of The Mandalorian is any indication, no character is off-limits. Rumors have circulated that Ford returned for a small appearance back as Han Solo, and the characters’ return has certainly been on a lot of fans’ minds since Boba made his own.
The Trandoshan bounty hunter Bossk made his debut appearance in Empire Strikes Back in the iconic bounty hunter lineup scene. He reappeared in The Clone Wars where he was already in the business of bounty hunting, but also surprisingly had a pre-existing relationship with Boba Fett. During that time he appeared to be a friend, colleague and somewhat mentor to the young bounty hunter.
Boba Fett is sure to be needing any help he can secure in the face of an inevitable confrontation with the Hutt Twins forces, perhaps an old friend is what he will need. The Book of Boba Fett has already featured several Trandoshans with their design much more in line with Bossk’s appearance than The Mandalorian’s utilization of the species. Perhaps the new look is in preparation for the reptilian hunter’s upcoming appearance.
Temuera Morrison is not only the face of Boba Fett but also Boba’s father and genetic template, Jango Fett. Through the series, we have seen multiple flashbacks to Boba’s childhood showing his time on Kamino and Geonosis. Stretching one of these scenes to give a spotlight to Jango Fett could be very interesting and give fans some insight into Boba’s formative years.
The Legends comics surrounding the character establish a conviction to train Boba to carry on the legacy of their family, the importance of reputation, and the skills needed to be a bounty hunter. Perhaps we will see Jango give a young Boba similar words of wisdom with thematic ties to his current predicament and a deeper connection to his past. It would certainly be a lot of fun to see Morrison return to the role that started his career in Star Wars.
Boba Fett is no doubt the galaxy’s most well-known bounty hunter, but if ever he had a rival for that title it was Cad Bane. Cad Bane is the hat-wearing Duros popularized by his appearances in The Clone Wars. He is one of the show’s main recurring antagonists and a foil for even Obi-Wan, one of the most skilled Jedi during that time.
An unfinished Clone Wars arc depicted a confrontation between Fett and Bane that led to them simultaneously shooting each other, the origin of the iconic dent in Boba’s helmet. While the canonicity of that particular story is vague at best, some sort of antagonistic history between the two could be very interesting and it would be unsurprising if the Wookie, Black Krrrsantan, was not the only hired muscle of The Twins.
The Bad Batch introduced a new character, Omega, a female clone of Jango Fett made from his pure genetic template. The only clone with unaltered physiology other than Boba, making her the closest thing Boba has to family, a sister in a sense. Boba has often rejected his ties to the clones, but he is a character deeply rooted in family, this is more specifically delved into in Legends comics.
Even the canon version of the character clearly has a lot of those same values, like the importance of retrieving his father’s armor from Din Djarin. Crossing paths with Omega could be a big event in Boba’s story and potentially offer a new look at the character when faced with Omega.
The Star Wars universe is a limitless resource of characters with ties to all corners of the galaxy far far away, which ones will show up is speculative work but it feels fair to say that there are far more surprises in store for us in The Book of Boba Fett.