Could LEGO have let slip that the iconic Boba Fett will appear in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story? Scroll down for all the details.
Like The Force Awakens before it, we know very little about Gareth Edwards’ Star Wars spin-off, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Of course, it’s common knowledge that the plot follows the Rebel soldiers who were tasked with stealing the plans for the Death Star and set the events of the original in motion. Apart from that, we’ve been told next to nothing. However there have been rumours floating around that Darth Vader will play some part, as will a young Han Solo, although nothing has been confirmed.
But hold onto your Stormtrooper helmets, because we might just have received proof that an icon from the original trilogy might be showing up – and that character, ladies and gents, is none other than the bad-ass bounty hunter, Boba Fett.
Yes, you read that correctly – it’s looking as if he’s going to get a look in at some point during Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
However, the idea is not a new one, and the rumour has been making the rounds since the movie was announced. Lucky for us, we now have the evidence to back it up. At the Nuremberg Toy Fair this past weekend, the LEGO presentation used a photo of the Slave-1 (the ship synonymous with the masked baddie) to represent their LEGO set merchandise centred on the upcoming movie. A simple stock image for the presentation? Or has the toy company let something juicy leak onto the internet?
As of right now, there’s been no explanation on why the Slave-1 was being used for the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, but the fact they used the iconic Slave-1 is enough to get this nerdy heart racing. Boba Fett is a character that is unanimously loved among Star Wars fans – there’s even a rumoured solo outing for him in 2020. Seeing him in this movie would be a welcome surprise. However, there is also some speculation the the ship could actually be stolen, like we saw with the Millennium Falcon in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Boba Fett’s potential appearance could also confirm the rumour that Felicity Jones will play the bounty hunter’s daughter. However this conflicts with other reports that claim she’s the daughter of Mads Mikkelsen’s character. Until we know more, this is just speculation – but a Star Wars fan can dream right?
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will be released 16 December, 2016.
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Source: Movie Web