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Star Wars Celebration confirmed that Boba Fett survived the Sarlaac Pit…

April 18th, 2015 by Marc 3 Comments

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So, it’s a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment, but at Star Wars Celebration this weekend it was confirmed that Boba Fett survived the Sarlaac pit and is alive and well after Return of the Jedi.

How? Well…

The image above is from Star Wars: Battlefront. It’s the battle of Jakku which, according to EA games: “Fans who pre-order Star Wars Battlefront will be among the first players to experience the Battle of Jakku, the pivotal moment when the New Republic confronted key Imperial holdouts on a remote desert planet on the Outer Rim. Taking place in the aftermath of the Rebel victory in the Battle of Endor, players will experience the events that created the massive, battle-scarred landscape of Jakku shown in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Players who pre-order Star Wars Battlefront can fight the battle one-week early starting on December 1, 2015. All other players will get access to this free content on December 8, 2015.”

So the scene above takes place after Return of the Jedi and leads to this stunning scene from the new The Force Awakens Teaser:

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So, if you look in the top corner of the screen grab at the top of the page you’ll see the Star Destroyer crash into the ground but the important thing is the Boba Fett is there when it happens and since we know that all Star Wars stuff is now canon, then he’s still around.

So, what does this mean? Well it could mean we’ll see him in one of the upcoming episodes. Or maybe not, but the important thing is that, even in the new canon, Fett didn’t die in a really silly way or, as Samuel L Jackson once put it, he didn’t go out like a b@#ch.

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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….