Proof That Boba Fett Is in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story?
Aside from the main plot, we know precious little about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The first spinoff revolves around a group of Rebel soldiers who set out to steal plans for the Death Star. Aside from that, no official characters have been revealed. We know the cast, but not whom they are playing. Then there are the rumors that a number of iconic Star Wars characters will appear at some point in the movie. Darth Vader is said to have a sizable role. And a young Han Solo is expected to make a cameo. But now, we have what could be proof that another original trilogy character may be showing up in some capacity.
Yes, it sounds like Boba Fett is going to be showing up at some point in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, even though the character is heavily rumored to be getting his own spinoff in 2020. Even if Boba doesn't show his face, it seems certainly possible that his iconic ship the Slave-1 will be doing a flyby.
The idea that Boba Fett is showing up in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is not a new one. In fact, the bounty hunter has been rumored to be part of the story since it was announced. Now there is evidence to support that. The Nuremberg Toy Fair has been ongoing this past weekend, and the LEGO presentation used a photo of the Slave-1 to represent the Rogue One LEGO sets coming our way soon.
While this was an official presentation, there was no explanation as to why the Slave-1 was being used as a placeholder for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. And it's possible they just thought it was a cool Star Wars photo to use. The fact that the Slave-1 is being used during this presentation shouldn't be taken as any kind of confirmation that Boba Fett will actually show up.
The Slave-1 in the photo has a slightly different paint job. The ship has been around for awhile, and belonged to Boba's dad Jango Fett before the infamous bounty hunter claimed it as his own. Both Boba and his dad have made numerous modifications to the ship throughout the years. It wouldn't be so weird if the ship got a new paint job.
One thing that can't be overlooked is that perhaps this is not the Slave-1, but just a ship of the same model. The Slave-1 is a Kurat Systems Engineering Firespray-class interceptor, and during the timeline shown in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the vehicle is out of date. There aren't too many of these flying around the galaxy. There is also some speculation that another third party has stolen the Slave-1 and is in possession of it during Rogue One, much like we saw with the Millennium Falcon in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Another rumor that has been floating around is that Felicity Jones, who is said to be playing Rebel pilot Lyra Erso, is actually Boba Fett's daughter. Other rumors claim that she is actually the daughter of Mads Mikkelsen's character. Perhaps Lyra Erso is borrowing her dad's ride? And then, perhaps, as we've seen with other toys released in conjunction with the movie, it's not in the film at all. Perhaps the first Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer will drop during Super Bowl 50, and we'll learn more than. Take a look at the photo of Slave-1 in question.