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Rumour: Could Boba Fett be in Star Wars: The Force Awakens? And could this be who’s playing him?

May 8th, 2015 by Marc Comments

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THIS COULD BE SERIOUSLY SPOILERY IF IT’S TRUE…

HONESTLY, DON’T SCROLL DOWN UNLESS YOU REALLY WANT TO KNOW…

WE CAN’T PROMISE THAT IT’S TRUE BUT YOU COULD HATE US FOR THIS LATER.

REALLY?

STILL SCROLLING?

ON YOUR OWN HEAD BE IT…

FINAL WARNING…

OK…

WORK AWAY…

We can’t stress how much of a rumour this is… seriously, we’re only reporting it because it’s out there and we kinda like the idea behind it (though maybe not the actor choice. 

This rumour comes from Moviepilot so large pinch of salt, ok?

They are reporting that a reliable source (the one who told them Kylo Ren was played by Adam Driver apparently) has told them that Boba Fett is in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and will be played by…. Max Von Sydow.

Now, we’re having difficulty seeing Von Sydow as an older version of Daniel Logan and Tem Morrison (below). Or is that just us?

We’ve heard that Von Sydow’s character will have enhanced body parts – particularly an arm – and the ‘source’ is also saying that this is due to the damage Fett suffered in the Sarlaac Pit after the events of Return of the Jedi.

They also say that “the reveal will come later in the third act and tie into the events after the Battle of Jakku. His identity is hidden by cybernetic modifications and the fact that he doesn’t wear the Mando armor until his true identity is revealed.”

Now, what if this ties into the rumours we heard ages ago (here) that Disney wanted Michael Fassbender for Boba (we’ve posted a fun image of Fassbender in the suit at the bottom of the page)? And that the name had become a mantle rather than a single person?

Could you see Von Sydow as an older Fassbender? Curiously… maybe. Anyway, isn’t it awesome speculating?

More if and when we hear it, folks.

the many faces of  Boba Fett

Fass is Fett? Doubtful… but we’re running with it…

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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