'The Book of Boba Fett' Reveals How Boba Fett Survived the Sarlacc Pitt

Leila Kozma - Author

Dec. 30 2021, Updated 11:12 a.m. ET

The first teaser trailer for The Book of Boba Fett, the Disney Plus series focusing on the trials and tribulations of Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison), was released on Monday, Nov. 1, 2021, instantly sending the fans of the Star Wars franchise into a frenzy.

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A legendary bounty hunter, Boba Fett has been a major player in the Star Wars universe since Star Wars Holiday Special came out in 1978. He came back from death after falling into a Sarlacc pit. How did he do it?

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Boba Fett fell into a Sarlacc pit in 'Star Wars: Return of the Jedi,' leading many to believe that he reached the point of no return.

Boba Fett (played by Jeremy Bulloch in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi) fell into the Sarlacc pit during a heated battle with Luke Skywalker and others. An accomplice of Jabba the Hutt (voiced by Larry Ward), he was ready and rearing to cause a ruckus — until he took a misstep and fell.

The accident became the subject of heated debate among fans, with some arguing that there's no way Boba Fett managed to survive the deadly predicament. Did he get out, and if so, how?

"So, I'm watching Return of the Jedi now, and there is no way that Boba Fett got out of that pit. I'm sorry," tweeted @ThicciDragon21.

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"The Boba Fett stand-alone series looks serviceable, and I’m sure it’ll be fine, but Boba finding a new definition of pain and suffering as he’s slowly digested over a thousand years in the Sarlacc pit has always made more sense to me," tweeted @papa_krieg.

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So, how did Boba Fett escape the Sarlacc pit?

Even though fans have known for some time now that Boba does survive, we now know how that happens thanks to the spinoff show. In the first episode of The Book of Boba Fett, we learn that his escape was impressive, to say the least. He discovered he was able to punch a hole through the Sarlacc's throat.

From there, Boba uses the flamethrower on his wrist to ultimately break free. Although this doesn't mean that all his problems were solved, at least there's one issue that's now in his past.

In the show, we see him alongside mercenary and fellow bounty hunter Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) on the planet of Tatooine. There, the two set out to take back the land once claimed by Jabba the Hutt.

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After breaking free from the Sarlacc, he still has to retrieve his armor, which was stolen from Jawas. And he still has to break free from the Tusken Raiders holding him captive before he can truly say he's free. So there are plenty of obstacles for Boba Fett to overcome.

The first episode of The Book of Boba Fett is available on Disney Plus now with new episodes being released every Wednesday until Feb. 9, 2022.

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