Was Boba Fett’s “Solo” Cameo the Setup to a New Movie?

TVOvermind | 3/21/2012 | Nat Berman
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Science fiction fans are famous for scrutinizing science fiction media for hints about what they can expect in the future. In turn, this has convinced science fiction creators to insert hints in the form of cameos and other concealed but nonetheless uncoverable surprises. As a result, it is perhaps unsurprising to learn that there is what might have been a Boba Fett cameo in Solo.

In short, there is a character in the Lodge scene in which Han Solo meets Lando Calrissian. Said individual is wearing a helmet with a high-collar coat. However, what stands out the most about the character is that their helmet bears a T-shaped visor. It isn’t Boba Fett’s iconic helmet, but when one considers the fact that it is a green helmet with red accents as well as yellow kill-stripes, the resemblance is unmistakable. As a result, it is natural for interested individuals to assume that the character is supposed to be a much younger Boba Fett wearing an older version of his much more iconic helmet from the original Star Wars movies.


What Was the Cameo Supposed to Do?

Of course, if the character is indeed Boba Fett, that raises the question of why the people behind Solo made the choice to turn him into a cameo. The simplest and most straightforward answer is that they wanted to throw in something fun for the fans, which would make sense because it is very common for science fiction creators to do so. However, since there used to be plans for a Boba Fett movie, it is possible that the cameo was supposed to hint at something more.

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