While it is still not clear if Boba Fett will make an appearance in Solo: A Star Wars Story, a fan theory about his silhouette in a scene has been debunked, thanks to a new promotional image. The bounty hunter is a fan-favorite character and many Star Wars fans are holding out hope that he will make an appearance at some point. Young Han Solo and Boba Fett were around together before the events of A New Hope, so it seems natural that he would be rumored to pop up in the new spin-off movie.
Over the summer, Ron Howard posted a picture of himself and Paul Bettany on the set of Solo that showed what looked exactly like the silhouette of Boba Fett in the background. And as it turns out, the discovery wasn't too far off. In a new promotional still for the movie, Bettany's Dryden Vos is front and center, standing in front of some Mandalorian armor. The armor looks to be a statue that Vos has collected, and it looks to be quite old, with a Shogun influence. Boba Fett wears Mandalorian armor in the original trilogy, but the silhouette in question is sadly not him.
This isn't the only Mandalorian tease that we have seen. In the full-length trailer of Solo, Mandalorian imagery is shown when Han, Chewie, and Lando are walking up the steps of an abandoned area, which has a skull and two giant tusks coming out from underneath, looking pretty close to the skull of the Mythosaur. Also, there's a Mandalorian tease in the recently released Denny's tie-in commercial with the use of Mandalorian coins. It's not clear if Boba and Jango Fett were Mandalorians or if they simply stole the armor from some warriors. The topic has been a sticky one amongst hardcore Star Wars fans for years.
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More rumors of Boba Fett's involvement in Solo: A Star Wars Story popped up over the weekend when the TV spot was released. Many believe that the Slave I can be seen during the Kessel Run scene. The ship in question does have the same look and feel, but many are dismissing that it's Boba Fett's ship. Instead, it's widely accepted that it is another version of an Imperial ship that has been shown in other trailers over the last handful of months.
If Boba Fett is not featured in the Solo movie, there are enough clues to point that he could be if the young Han Solo movie ends up becoming its own trilogy. That's speculation at this point in the game, but there certainly have been rumors about a series of films, which would make sense since this one ends a whole 10 years before the events of A New Hope, leaving plenty of room to tell some stories that involve Jabba the Hutt and Boba Fett. For now, you can check out the brand-new images from Solo below, courtesy of Star Wars.