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The Bad Batch just made important Clone Wars deleted scene between Boba Fett and Cad Bane canon

June 26th, 2021 by Marc Comments

So, if you’re like us, then every Friday you’re glued to the TV watching the new episodes of Star Wars: The Bad Batch.

And, if you know your Star Wars, you’ll know that the latest episode, Bounty Lost, featured a very cool Easter egg that confirms a Clone Wars Season 7 deleted scene is canon.

In season 7 of The Clone Wars Boba Fett and Cad Bane were supposed to have a gunfight, drawing on each other to prove who was the best bounty hunter and although a basic animatic was created, below, the scene never made it into the actual show.

If you watch the clip, you will see the duo draw on each other, both knocking each other to the ground. This was the in-universe explanation for the dent/blast mark on Fett’s helmet throughout the whole saga:

It seems that Bane head Fett square in the forehead but, thanks to the Beskar armour, the shot wasn’t enough to kill him.

We saw in the animatic that Fett also hit Bane but until now we had no idea what damage was done… until now.

The ninth episode of The Bad Batch had Bane sporting some sort of robotic enhancement on his head:

The implication here is surely that Fett hit Bane in almost the exact same spot that Bane hit Fett.

The symmetry between the two here is utterly delicious and now, since the scene is canon without officially being shown, we’re hoping that we may see it actually play out in the upcoming live-action Book of Boba Fett series.

Anyway, what do you all think? Do you like the idea of Bane being the one who almost took Boba’s head from his shoulders? I know I do.

Let me know all your thoughts, guys

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….