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Did ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2 Just Reveal a Fan-Favorite Character? (Spoilers!)

This story accommodates spoilers for The Mandalorian Season 2! 

The eagerly anticipated return of The Mandalorian on Disney+ has been lingering in followers’ minds for the reason that first season ended. With loads of motion and the introduction of The Youngster (identified to followers as Child Yoda), followers have been in search of ties to the unique Star Wars franchise. And the probably of all of them — that new character Cobb Vanth is definitely bounty hunter Boba Fett.

Boba Fett was the character that launched the ‘Star Wars’ universe to Mandalorians.

In Star Wars lore, Boba Fett is a youthful clone of intergalactic bounty hunter Jango Fett. Boba Fett is featured most prominently in The Empire Strikes Again as an adversary for Han Solo, ultimately monitoring him down and handing him over to the reptilian gangster Jabba the Hutt. 

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A Mandalorian is an individual or being that serves usually as a bounty hunter, carrying specialised armor that covers most of their physique and all the time their faces. Boba’s introduction was introduced to audiences as a “subsequent main villain” to the franchise moreover Darth Vader, and he turned so standard that his backstory was fleshed out in non-theatrical Star Wars media. 

Sadly, the final time audiences see Boba Fett, he is in a little bit of a sticky state of affairs. Han Solo has defeated the reptile gangster and is working off to save lots of the galaxy, pushing Boba right into a ‘Sarlacc Pit’ to be swallowed up into oblivion. The tip of this scene teases that Boba has efficiently escaped the pit, however he isn’t featured in any Star Wars content material post-pit… till now? 

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What does this imply for ‘The Mandalorian’?

It was introduced in Could 2020 that actor Temuera Morrison, who portrayed Boba’s father/clone in Star Wars prequels, could be returning to the Star Wars universe as Boba Fett. Followers had been thrilled, however after the primary episode of The Mandalorian Season 2, in addition they have some questions. 

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Warning: Spoilers forward! 

Within the first episode of the brand new season, our protagonist Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) runs into a brand new character, Cobb Vanth, who seems to be carrying Boba Fett’s iconic armor. Cobb is portrayed by actor Timothy Olyphant, seemingly confirming that he’s not the bounty hunter followers know and love however a brand new character along with his personal concepts and schemes. 

When requested the place he obtained the armor (as carrying a Mandalorian’s armor whereas not being a Mandalorian is taboo), Cobb replies, “[He] purchased it from some Jawas.” Jawas within the Star Wars universe are scavenger creatures, they usually seemingly salvaged the armor from the notorious Sarlacc Pit, which exists on the very planet the place Din and Cobb are assembly. 

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This seemingly confirms Cobb is not Boba, however leaves the door open for hypothesis about Cobb’s future typically. When the top of the episode rolls round, Boba does seem briefly, leaving much more room for audiences to surprise what kind of bother Din will get into this season.

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We must preserve watching to search out out! The Mandalorian is at present streaming on Disney+, with new episodes each Friday.

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