Spoiler Alert: This article contains spoilers for The Mandalorian Season 2.
Jon Favreau's foray into the Star Wars universe has been met with high acclaim from both fans and critics alike, but it also helps that the director is an unabashed nerd for the franchise. So it's no coincidence that his enthusiasm permeates every episode of The Mandalorian, which also manages to keep things fresh for fans while calling back to wonderful trademark SW characters, like Boba Fett who fans are convinced is now a part of the series. But how old would that make him?
Is that Boba Fett watching the Krayt Dragon getting killed by the Mandalorian?
The newest season of the Disney+ series has Star Wars fans absolutely freaking out because, just like the monstrous reveal of the Baby Yoda in Season 1, there's a figure that's teased to viewers shortly after the Mandalorian himself destroys a ginormous Krayt Dragon, after enlisting the help of Tatooine inhabitants, a gang of Tusken raiders, and a sheriff who was wearing green Mandalorian armor.
It's enough to make the most die hard George Lucas fan geek the heck out, but if that wasn't enough, it turns out that there was a man watching all of the action from afar. The main protagonist speeds away and watching him is none other than this dude, who you might remember from previous Star Wars films: Temuera Morrison.
He's the actor who played Jango Fett in the prequel films, and he was technically all of the "clones" that were used in the flicks as well, as Jango was the template for all the clones used by the Emperor in his reign over the known galaxy. Jango met his untimely end at the hands of Samuel L. Jackson, aka Mace Windu, when he was decapitated via purple lightsaber. He "mace" it look easy; see for yourself:
So does that mean this dude watching all of the action is actually Boba himself? Yeah, probably. But you're saying to yourself, "Boba died in the Sarlacc pit?! I saw it myself when my best friend who's obsessed with the force made me watch all of the Star Wars movies a gajillion times!"
Yes, true, but this is the movies, and unless you physically see someone disintegrate before your very eyes, they're not dead.
Sure, the Sarlacc burps after "eating" Boba, but he could've very easily thrown his backpack into its mouth and crawled away to safety. Or you can listen to the tons of other fan theories about Boba Fett and Susejo / the Sarlacc making a sort of "mental bond" after he was consumed by the pit. The armor he was wearing kept him relatively alive but the more he struggled inside the monster, the tighter its grasp got.
The theory goes that Boba Fett basically surrendered to the Sarlacc, but established a type of mental connection with Susejo, who was one of the first victims of the Sarlacc Pit. His consciousness melded with the Sarlacc, which then melded with Boba Fett, whose mind was stronger. He then managed to infuriate Susejo / the Sarlacc to such a great degree that his jet pack was squeezed so tightly it exploded inside the monster.
This gave him the opportunity to escape, which he took full advantage of. Once outside of the creature, he theoretically was able to make his escape. It seems he has a vested interest in what the Mandalorian's mission is and the biggest question is: Is he a friend or foe? It's hard to imagine he likes any Jedi, which the Mandalorian is not, but Boba's always been a "bad guy."
So, how old is Boba Fett in 'The Mandalorian'?
About 41 years old. He was technically birthed in 32BBY (as a clone of Jango) which occurred approximately 10 years before the events of Attack of the Clones. Season 2 of The Mandalorian takes place in the year 9ABY, which would make him 41. From the looks of it, it's a rough 41.
The Mandalorian's second season is currently streaming on Disney+, with Chapter 2 debuting on Nov. 6, 2020, with new entries coming every Friday after that on the platform. What do you think will happen with Boba's story arc?