Is Boba Fett a Mandalorian? | YTS YIFY

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The titular hero in the Disney+ Star Wars series The Mandalorian shares passing similarities with another fan-favorite character from the original trilogy: Boba Fett. They wear the same uniform and are both bounty hunters. A thrilling season of The Book of Boba Fett released earlier this year, while The Mandalorian season 3 is expected to premiere in 2023, hopefully, sooner rather than later.


With The Mandalorian, Disney has distanced the titular character from Boba Fett and his father, Jango, who both feature in the Star Wars films. Boba Fett says aloud he is not Mandalorian in season 2 of The Mandalorian, an installment that also makes clear some other distinctions and similarities between the two bounty hunters. As we await a second season of The Book of Boba Fett and the third season of The Mandalorian, let’s take a closer look at the beloved Star Wars character.

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Updated September 19, 2022: If you loved The Book of Boba Fett, you’ll be happy to know we’ve updated this article with additional information regarding the fan-favorite bounty hunter.


A Closer Look At Boba Fett

With his customized Mandalorian armor, deadly weaponry, and silent demeanor, Boba Fett (played by Jeremy Bulloch in the original Star Wars trilogy and Temuera Morrison in the new show) was one of the most feared bounty hunters in the galaxy. A genetic clone of his “father,” bounty hunter Jango Fett — who Morrison also portrayed in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones — Boba learned combat and martial skills from a young age. Over the course of his career, which included contracts for the Empire and Jabba the Hutt, he became a legend.

As of 2020, Boba Fett bears the notorious Mandalorian armor. In season 2 of The Mandalorian, it’s established that the Fetts are considered foundlings, with armor gifted by Mandalorians; therefore, Boba is Mandalorian in the same way that Mando (played by Pedro Pascal) is a Mandalorian. While Boba Fett is taught the ways of the Mandalorians and wears the armor of the bounty hunters on that planet, as a clone, he doesn’t really have a homeland nor grows up among Mandalorian culture. This is confirmed in The Book of Boba Fett, which features lots of flashbacks showing how Boba Fett got to be where he was by the events that unfolded in The Mandalorian.

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What Does Boba Fett Think?​​​

It’s in episode 8 of The Mandalorian season 2 that Boba at last claims he’s not Mandalorian. “Boba Fett is a clone, according to Attack of the Clones, and by asking George Lucas, he would say Boba Fett is not Mandalorian, not born on Mandalore,” said director Dave Filoni to Entertainment Weekly. “He’s more of a person indoctrinated into it, into the way of life, and gets a hold of the armor.”

Meanwhile, speaking to EW about Pascal’s titular character, showrunner Jon Favreau said, “Our guy is a Mandalorian, and we definitely explore the culture of the Mandalorian.” This certainly helps clear up some major ambiguity about the ways someone can be Mandalorian besides an ethnicity.

Another interesting distinction between Boba Fett and Mando is the time frames in which they operate. Boba Fett’s prime came during The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, where he also would meet his ultimate demise. The Mandalorian, meanwhile, is set during a period of chaos following the downfall of the Empire in Episode VI.

It’s also worth noting that Mando is clearly a “good guy,” while Boba Fett is established in George Lucas’ original trilogy as a villain, having captured Han Solo and allowing Darth Vader to freeze Solo. “Ultimately Mando wants to do the right thing,” Pascal told EW. “But his duties could very much be in conflict with his destiny and doing the right thing has many faces. It can be a very windy road.”

As established in the recent first season of The Book of Boba Fett, we see Din Djarin and Luke Skywalker return, confirming that the events in this installment took place following Return of the Jedi. Some critics and viewers didn’t necessarily appreciate how these characters turned Boba Fett’s series into mere crowd-pleasing content that deviated from the central character’s journey. There’s an entire episode, after all, that focuses entirely on Din. Nonetheless, it’s fun to see him back in the mix, as it also helped distinguish Din’s true Mandalorian nature vs. Boba Fett’s complicated backstory.

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The Future of Boba Fett

Temuera Morrison’s Boba Fett and Ming-Na Wen’s Fennec Shand appeared in the first two seasons of The Mandalorian. So, there’s a good chance they, along with other characters from The Book of Boba Fett, could appear in The Mandalorian Season 3. In The Book of Boba Fett, Din reunites with the titular antihero and helps him defeat the Pyke Syndicate. Boba and Din are clear allies whose paths will likely cross again.

Speaking of Star Wars series, the acclaimed Obi-Wan Kenobi recently concluded and certainly delivered on its promise of having exciting cameos, such as Morrison himself. He had a quick scene with Ewan McGregor in the second episode of the series. For Morrison, it was a great chance to reunite again with McGregor, who he first worked opposite in the franchise way back in 2002’s Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, in which he played Jango Fett.

With Din and Grogu’s continuing storyline in The Book of Boba Fett, and their adorable tease in the finale, fans can’t wait to see what happens next. The recently released trailer for season 3 of The Mandalorian won’t debut until 2023. There is also no word on a renewal for The Book of Boba Fett. However, there are several other Star Wars projects in the works that might include overlaps of both Boba’s and Din’s stories. Besides the new Andor series, Rosario Dawson’s fan-favorite Ahsoka Tano character is getting her own spinoff series, which will also feature Hayden Christensen’s Anakin Skywalker, which fans can’t wait to see.

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