The Empire Strikes Back 34th Anniversary: Boba Fett

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Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (also known as The Empire Strikes Back) is a 1980 American epic space opera film directed by Irvin Kershner, produced by Gary Kurtz, and written by Leigh Brackett and Lawrence Kasdan, with George Lucas writing the film’s story and serving as executive producer. The film is set three years after Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. The Empire Strikes Back was released on May 21, 1980.

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080684/.

Boba Fett

Boba Fett was a Mandalorian warrior and bounty hunter. He was a clone of the famed Jango Fett, created in 32 BBY as the first of many Fett replicas designed to become part of the Grand Army of the Republic, and was raised as Jango’s son. Jango taught Boba much, training him to become a skilled bounty hunter as was his father-figure before him. In 22 BBY, Jango was killed at the Battle of Geonosis, which opened the Clone Wars. Just a boy, Boba was forced to grow up and took to traveling the galaxy. Later, he became a bounty hunter and took assignments from beings such as Jabba the Hutt, and achieved notoriety despite his young age.

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When the Empire was formed in 19 BBY, it was the perfect environment for Fett. Fett became known as the galaxy’s best bounty hunter of the next several decades, often working for the Empire. He collaborated with Darth Vader on several occasions, and the Sith Lord even developed a grudging respect for Fett. Fett made his most notable bounty in 3 ABY, when he captured Rebel hero Han Solo, and delivered him to Jabba the Hutt.

A year later, during the Battle of the Great Pit of Carkoon, Fett fought against the group of Rebel rescuers. However, he was inadvertently knocked into the mouth of the Sarlacc by Solo. Though no one in recorded history had ever escaped from the Sarlacc, Fett was able to escape, though not unscathed. Thanks to his iron will and Mandalorian armor, he was able to fight his way out of the beast’s belly, and later killed the Sarlacc. Back in action, he resumed his work as a bounty hunter.

Source: Wookieepedia.

The Complete Dialogue of Boba Fett in The Empire Strikes Back (or how to be a badass with a few lines of dialogue)

“As you wish.”
“He’s no good to me dead.”
“What if he doesn’t survive? He’s worth a lot to me.”
“Put Captain Solo in the cargo hold.”

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