‘Star Wars’ Quietly Changed ANOTHER Iconic Boba Fett Feature

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Boba Fett is one of the most iconic characters in the entire Star Wars universe. The bounty hunter — raised as the “son” of Clone Army of the Republic template, Jango Fett, on Kamino — first appeared in canon in Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980) alongside Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Princess Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher), Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Lando Calrissian (Billy Dee Williams), and Darth Vader (David Prowse/James Earl Jones).

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Fett also appears in George Lucas’s special edition of Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977) and, of course, in Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983), when he was famously thrown into the Sarlaac pit, presumably meeting his demise.

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However, we know Fett survived and made his reappearance in the Star Wars story last year during Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni’s The Mandalorian Season 2. Now, the character — who developed a cult following over the years despite speaking only four lines in the original trilogy — is playing a bigger role in the Star Wars franchise than ever before.

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Played by Temuera Morrison, Fett is set to receive his own Mandalorian spinoff series, The Book of Boba Fett, on December 29, 2021. Furthermore, his entire origin story was unraveled and reworked — spoiler alert, he has a “sister” named Omega (Michelle Ang) — in Filoni’s Star Wars: The Clone Wars spinoff, animated series Star Wars: The Bad Batch, which is due to receive a second season in 2022.

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Recently, Lucasfilm and The Walt Disney Company changed the name of Boba Fett’s legendary starship, Slave I, which originally belonged to Jango and was first seen onscreen in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002) — the ship will seemingly now be called “Firespray”, which has always been its ship class.

Now, however, some Star Wars fans online have noticed that another iconic Boba Fett feature — his Mandalorian beskar helmet — has also been altered.

Reddit user DanFelv1 wrote:

Never realised [realized] they’d actually changed the shape of Boba Fett’s helmet. Which version do you prefer and why?

Never realised they’d actually changed the shape of Boba Fett’s helmet. Which version do you prefer and why? from starwarsspeculation

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MadSpacePig immediately noticed similarities between an early Fett helmet and Captain Rex’s (Dee Bradley Baker) helmet in Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels:

Wait wait WAIT. A prototype design of Boba’s helmet had JAIG EYES? Well what a fun origin for Rex’s helmet design.

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Revered Palpatine shared thoughts about the variations of Fett’s helmet over the years:

I like the original and the one in Book of Boba Fett. I always thought the Mandalorian helmet where he repainted looked weird as h***.

I do like the rusted mando helmet cause it reminds me Cobb Vanth [Timothy Olyphant].

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LNViber replied, concurring:

So I dont need to write my reply anymore, you hit all the points. I kinda wish they kept the rusted set because I like the look of a beat up Boba suit. Kind of does this thing where it establishes that the armor is the cherry on top of the badass bounty hunter sunday.

Plus they needed to update Bobba’s [sic: Boba’s] look because obviously he put on a few pounds over the years and it didnt fit nearly ass well as it used to. I f***ing love that little detail.

_DjangoFett is seemingly a Star Wars purist, preferring Fett’s very first helmet:

I like the original most. I think it’s the same helmet for the Mandalorian s2, but the placement of the camera and lens could make it seem ‘longer’. The new one for BOBF to me seems a little too round on the bottom and looks more like the OT 12 inch toy I had growing up.

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It will be interesting to see if Boba Fett’s look continues to evolve as Favreau and Filoni expound upon his story in the “Mando-verse”.

Which Boba Fett helmet do you like best?

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