Within the closing seconds of The Mandalorian’s season two premiere, we see a mysterious man watching the Mandalorian drive away on Tatooine. For those who’re questioning who that man is, the episode by no means outright says, however there are fairly a couple of clues that counsel it is a infamous character making his TV debut.
It is virtually a certain factor that the bald, helmet-less determine seen within the episode’s closing moments is none aside from Boba Fett, the bounty hunter who famously appeared within the unique Star Wars trilogy. Again then – which might be a couple of years in the past in The Mandalorian’s timeline – Boba Fett was accountable for turning Han Solo over to Jabba the Hutt. Sadly for him, he acquired caught up on the flawed aspect of issues when Luke, Leia, and their pals arrived to rescue Han, and he apparently met his finish by being forged into the sarlacc pit. Judging by the top of this episode, although, he is in some way gotten out, and, we are able to assume, is about to be a formidable villain.
Though it isn’t confirmed on display screen that this mysterious determine is Boba Fett, there are a number of clues scattered all through the episode. At the beginning, there’s the matter of the Mandalorian armor that Cobb Vanth (Timothy Olyphant’s new character, a marshal on Tatooine) wears and that Din Djarin desires to return to the Mandalorian individuals. It bears a robust resemblance to the items worn by Boba Fett, and, within the Aftermath novels that first introduce the character, it is made clear that the armor is Boba Fett’s, scavenged in some way by the Jawas. The identical novels additionally revealed Boba Fett in some way survived and escaped; because it seems like this season of The Mandalorian is drawing on a few of these plotlines, it is smart that Boba Fett’s escape is a part of the season too.
There’s additionally the episode’s monster of the week: a krayt dragon that is been residing within the sarlacc pit after killing the sarlacc beast that used to reside there. We will assume that the sarlacc pit was the identical one Boba Fett fell into, which is one more delicate reminder of his presence within the story with out ever really saying his identify. Star Wars trivia buffs will even acknowledge the actor taking part in the mysterious man on the finish of the episode: Temuera Morrison, who performed Boba Fett’s clone “father” Jango Fett in Assault of the Clones and has beforehand voiced Boba Fett.
To sum all of it up: the episode by no means really names Boba Fett, but it surely does every part wanting that to closely trace that he is the person we see on the finish. So what does that imply for the season going ahead? We all know that his armor is now within the possession of Din Djarin – and it seems like he is aware of that – so the probably situation is that he is one other villain in pursuit of our heroes. With Moff Gideon additionally nonetheless on the market, there’s the potential for an alliance between the present’s two greatest villains. No matter occurs, we won’t wait to see how this traditional character will get folded into The Mandalorian all through season two!
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