Did you see it? Did you notice? Do you need to watch it again? You might once I point it out to you. The latest trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer reveals more than meets the eye upon first viewing. Before the big reveal, here; WATCH IT AGAIN!
Now, in case you still can't see it. Here is a hint.
look at the top! Do you see it?
Is it possible? Could Boba Fett still be alive and kicking? Notice the two banners side by side. There has been much speculation over the years as to if Boba Fett survived the sarlac pitt in Episode VI, Return of the Jedi. To include some pretty intense fan films.
Why is this so significant? Because it's Boba Fett that's why! Okay, well that's not a real valid reason. To understand the fascination of Boba Fett, it helps to be versed in his backstory, and the history of the Madalorians. In the original trilogy, he was more than just cool. He was quiet. The guy in the back of the room that could wipe out every person in the room (except Vader) on a whim if he wanted too and he never said much.
There are several different versions of his origins before Episode II: Attack of the Clones. Here's a brief run down:
Boba appears extensively in the Star Wars Legends non-canonical Expanded Universe of novels, comic books, and video games. The young adult Fett book series released after Clonesdepicts Fett taking his father's ship and armor to begin his own bounty-hunting career. Some Expanded Universe stories released before Attack of the Clones depict other accounts of Fett's origins. These stories include him being a stormtrooper who killed his commanding officer; a leader of the fabled Mandalorian warriors; and Jaster Mereel, a "Journeyman Protector" convicted of treason. Karen Traviss' novel Bloodlines (2006), published four years after Clones, states that Fett seeded some of these "false" backstories himself.
Various video games and books depict Fett's work as a bounty hunter, for which he charges "famously expensive" fees and that he undertakes only when the mission meets "his harsh sense of justice." K. W. Jeter's Bounty Hunter Wars trilogy (1998–1999) depicts Fett as more communicative than in the films because the books' plots require Fett to show "an ability to convince people as well as kill them."
Works such as Dark Horse Comics' Dark Empire series (1991–1992) describe Fett escaping from the Sarlacc. In another trilogy, after it describes him nearly killing the Sarlacc, it goes into detail about how Dengar, one of the bounty hunters hired to find Solo in Star Wars V, and featured in the series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, finds him and restores him back to health. He would have occasional run-ins with Han Solo and his family over the years, before fighting against the Yuuzhan Vong and becoming the leader of the Mandalorians. In the Legacy of the Force series (2006–2008), Jaina Solo asks Fett to train her to help her defeat her corrupted brother and ends up helping fight against Jacen's troops. Such media also reveal that Fett became a family man at one point, though he was forcibly separated from his wife after killing his commanding officer for assaulting her. His wife subsequently disappeared and was presumed dead, and their daughter blamed Boba for her fate, and began hunting him. Her own daughter, Mirta Gev, later sought Boba out and connected with her grandfather, while her mother was killed by Jacen Solo after he became Darth Caedus. Mirta later married a Mandalorian warrior, and Boba's wife was discovered to be alive, having been frozen in carbonite some decades previously. (WIKI)
Mandalorians are a group of warriors from several species in the Star Wars universe. They commonly act as mercenaries or bounty hunters. According to Star Wars Expanded Universe material, they are the cultural descendants of an extinct species called the Taung. The leader of the Mandalorians typically takes on the title of "Mand'alor," the name of their first leader, whose planet was named after him in honor. They have been portrayed in various media, including the novel, Triple Zero by Karen Traviss and Hasbro's Star Wars Elite Forces action figure sets Mandalorians & Omega Squad and Republic Mandalorians & Clone Troopers. Karen Traviss, author of Hard Contact, expanded Mandalorian culture in the novel, as explained inStar Wars on Trial. Mandalorians are most commonly portrayed as audacious and dangerous. (WIKI)
To be truthful, the whole Madalorian history and back story is really cool. Click the Link above to take the time and read it.
So now we wait. Well the famous Bounty Hunter be in the continuation of the Star Wars SAGA? Time will tell!
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