Star Wars Has Secretly Set Up the Perfect Way to Bring Boba Fett Back, Three Years After His Show’s Failure

Star Wars has gently set up the ideal way to redeem Boba Fett three years after his series flopped, owing to The Bad Batch. Although The Book of Boba Fett began well, it soon split admirers due to issues with its overall execution. However, there is a method to redeem Boba Fett in future Star Wars films while also keeping him embroiled in the ongoing fight between the New Republic and the Imperial Remnant.

The Book of Boba Fett premiered at the end of 2021, featuring Temura Morrison as the classic bounty hunter and Ming-Na Wen as his right-hand woman, Fennec Shand. However, there are various reasons why the show is usually seen as a failure when compared to other Star Wars productions. However, Star Wars may be preparing to offer Boba Fett a much-needed second chance as one of its most beloved characters.

The book of Boba Fett was controversial for a number of reasons

One of the most significant issues with The Book of Boba Fett was a general lack of focus. Following the titular bounty hunter’s assistance in saving Grogu from the Imperial Remnant in The Mandalorian season 2, the episode follows Fett as he strives to succeed the late Jabba the Hutt as daimyo of Mos Espa, with the goal of becoming the next big criminal lord. However, the show also flashes back to depict how Boba escaped Return of the Jedi’s Sarlacc, his stint with a tribe of Tusken Raiders, and how he met Fennec Shand.

While the flashbacks aren’t bad, they detracted from the current conflict, especially since two episodes were primarily focused on Pedro Pascal’s Din Djarin and his reunion with Grogu, rather than the main character. It also appeared that Lucasfilm was unwilling to commit to Boba Fett’s actual characterization as a ruthless crime lord or even an anti-hero who would do good only if it served his own self-interest. Instead, The Book of Boba Fett portrays Boba as a benevolent mayor, rather than the fearsome daimyo that many expected and hoped for.

Boba Fett remains an extremely popular Star Wars character

Even though The Book of Boba Fett was largely unsuccessful, there were some positives, such as Boba having a role and existence in the New Republic Era and forging a true alliance with Din Djarin, which can undoubtedly be revisited in the future. Despite its flaws, The Book of Boba Fett has left audiences wanting more of Temuera Morrison as Boba Fett (provided he acts more like the infamous bounty hunter he once was).

Ultimately, Boba Fett remains one of Star Wars’ most popular characters, if only because of his iconic helmet and armor, which inspired an entire warrior culture. There is no Din Djarin or Mandalorian show without Boba Fett and his creation for The Empire Strikes Back, the true godfather of the Mandalorians and their origins in the Star Wars canon. To that end, there are still ways for Boba Fett to return to the larger Star Wars universe, hopefully reclaiming some of that legacy and redeeming himself after his series, which was ultimately more of a disservice to his character than not.

How The Bad Batch Prepared For A Future Boba Fett Return

A link to Boba Fett’s past could be an intriguing way to reintroduce him into Star Wars’ ongoing New Republic projects. Boba, created by Kaminoan cloning engineers to be a perfect and unaltered genetic replica of Jango Fett, was part of the original bounty hunter’s payment to serve as the Republic Army’s host template, essentially granting him a son to carry on his legacy. However, the first season of The Bad Batch confirms that Boba was initially identified by the Kaminoans under the codename “Alpha”.

Boba’s original name is significant in relation to “Omega”, a female clone created by Nala Se. Boba and Omega could technically be considered siblings more than any of Jango’s other Republic clones because they were genetically perfect and rare unaltered clones. Furthermore, The Bad Batch season 3 revealed that Omega’s unique blood and rare ability to hold a high M-count made her ideal for the Empire’s Project Necromancer, which aimed to create a viable and Force-sensitive clone body for the Emperor to transfer his essence into after his death.

Assuming Omega’s unique blood is the result of her being a more pure genetic replica than all of the other clone subjects the Empire had been experimenting on, one has to wonder if Boba Fett’s blood also has the same unique properties. Given enough time, one could imagine Doctor Royce Hemlock of the Empire’s Advanced Science Division theorizing the same thing during the Empire’s reign, and Boba himself being targeted for experimentation alongside his secret sister.

Will Boba Fett Ever Meet His Sister in the Star Wars Canon?

The Bad Batch finale does feature a mature Omega joining the Rebellion’s fight against the Empire. As such, it would be fascinating to see her interact with her brother one day. A meeting between Boba Fett and Omega would be huge, especially if they find themselves in the sights of the Imperial Remnant, who have reactivated Project Necromancer during the New Republic Era. At the very least, the recently concluded Bad Batch offers a compelling way to logically bring Boba Fett back into the picture and, hopefully, help redeem the former bounty hunter in Star Wars’ future.

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