Disney were aware of Boba Fett cult following. Let’s face it, even those that know almost nothing about the Star Wars Franchise, know about Boba Fett. For those that live under a rock and don’t know about Boba Fett, let me enlighten you.
Who is Boba Fett?
Boba Fett was the genetic clone of infamous bounty hunter Jango Fett. He was created by the cloners on Kamino identical to the clone troopers but Boba was unaltered and did not grow at the same accelerated rate as the other Jango clones. He was raised as Jango’s son. He was trained in combat and became a bounty hunter in his own right.
He was a recurring antagonist in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi as a bounty hunter hired by Darth Vader.
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Why is he so popular?
He had this aura about it; this appeal that made him badass. His personality was cool and he carried it with effortless authority. There was mystery about the character and people are drawn to that mystic, alluring presence and this was carried out brilliantly by the developers of the original trilogy.
Disney’s new Boba Fett!
The people behind the scenes at Disney tried to do the spectacular by bringing in a new Boba Fett type character; this time in the form of a female. Unfortunately for them, Captain Phasma was a failure. A good effort but it didn’t work out because they never gave her an important enough role. I just felt she was fodder.
The Fans new Boba Fett!
The Star Wars fandom has chosen their favourite member of the First Order and it is without a doubt the Storm-Trooper known as TR-8R (Traitor). He is most famously known as calling Finn out as a traitor and faced him in combat and defeated him, despite Finn carrying Luke Skywalker’s lightsabre. The battle was completely one sided with TR-8R showing a lot of passion in his combat.
Unfortunately, TR-8R died a heroic death, despite being on the wrong side and this has garnered a lot of respect for the Storm-Trooper.
Although TR-8R wasn’t as vital to the plot as Boba Fett, the fans felt they connected with him a lot more. He probably won’t gain the following that Boba Fett gained and we could soon forget about him once the Star Wars hype train dies down. I guess you could say there was only one Boba Fett and we are unlikely to find a new one. So I asked who is the new Boba Fett… I guess the answer to that is no-one at the moment.