The Book Of Boba Fett: 10 Star Wars Characters Who Could Return In The Show

Fans are eagerly waiting for The Book of Boba Fett to premiere in December. After all, it will bring with it numerous Star Wars characters

By Ishita Chatterjee
November 3,2021
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Fans are eagerly waiting for The Book of Boba Fett to premiere in December. After all, it will bring with it numerous Star Wars characters from various corners of the galaxy along with Boba Fett and Fennec Shand. The show is set right after the ending of season 2 of The Mandalorian. As such, it is in a perfect place in the Star Wars overall timeline to bring back multiple characters.

They can be from the Original Trilogy, the New Republic era, and who knows, maybe from even the Clone Wars too? Boba Fett is a character who crossed paths with various other major Star Wars characters.

After all, he was part of the Battle of Geonosis, where his father Jango was killed by Jedi Master Mace Windu. After that, he was an outlaw who worked with multiple underworld figures. This includes Cad Bane, as well as famous bounty hunter Aurra Sing.

Later on in his life worked with the Empire and Darth Vader, more specifically, to get Han Solo and deliver him to Jabba the Hutt. It was presumed that Boba had died after fighting Luke Skywalker and his allies in a Sarlacc Pit on Tatooine.


But season 2 of The Mandalorian revealed that he was able to survive. This is all to say that Fett and Fennec’s attempts to rebuild the old galactic criminal Empire of Jabba and get it for themselves won’t be easy.

It could mean that they will run into multiple old enemies as well as allies during the pursuit of it. But who exactly can they run into? Here we will discuss exactly just that.

10. Grand Admiral Thrawn


It won’t be surprising if Grand Admiral Thrawn does show up in The Book of Boba Fett. After all, his presence was teased back during the second season of The Mandalorian.

Also, it’s pretty clear by now that they are building up Thrawn to be kind of a big bad of the New Republic-era of shows. Now, logically, Thrawn probably won’t play a major role in this show. But he could appear for a cameo appearance that sets up future appearances. After Emperor Palatine’s defeat by Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker, Thrawn might have hidden like Moff Gideon.

So he could have taken shelter in the galactic underworld that Boba is now trying to control. Now, this is pure speculation right now, but a Thrawn cameo on The Book of Boba Fett would set up some exciting storylines down the road. After all, he is probably going to be the main antagonist of the upcoming Disney+ show Ahsoka. As such, it would help set up a more closely connected Mandoverse.

9. Cad Bane

cad bane and obi wan
cad bane and obi wan

Cad Bane is one of the most beloved characters introduced in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. His appearance in The Book of Boba Fett would make a tonne of sense. After all, the two bounty hunters have had several run-ins with each other in the past. There was even an abandoned episode of The Clone Wars where both of them were engaged in a duel. We haven’t seen Cad Bane for a long time, but he also hasn’t been canonically declared dead.

And this means that he could be working and active during The Mandalorian. Now, as an older member of the galactic underworld, he could give a nuanced and interesting perspective on the overall shifting power balance in the galaxy. Also, since Cad Bane and Boba Fett have never met in Star Wars live-action media. So The Book of Boba Fett will be the perfect place to make it happen.

8. Bo-Katan Kryze

Bo-Katan Kryze
Bo-Katan Kryze

We can feel eyebrows being raised at this, but Bo-Katan Kryze is a character who can show up. In the season 2 finale of The Mandalorian, we learned that Bo-Katan failed to win back the coveted Darksaber.

Thus, right now, we don’t know how she will try to get the throne next. It has been implied that she will try to fight Din Djarin to win the saber back. But no matter her current plans, she will need the help of powerful friends to get it all done.

Bo-Katan doesn’t seem like she trusts Boba Fett since he is a clone. But even then, he is blood-related to the Mandalorian people. And if things go well, then he is going to be one of the most powerful people in the whole galaxy. This might be enough for Bo-Katan to ask Boba Fett for a favor so that she can conquer Mandalore again.

7. Lando Calrissian

Donald Grover as Lando Calrissian
Donald Grover as Lando Calrissian

In Return of the Jedi, Lando Calrissian helped defeat Emperor Palpatine’s regime. After that, he worked in various capacities in the New Republic and also as the leader of his droid manufacturing company. Now, that doesn’t mean Lando will be showing up in the show. However, since he has a history with Boba, so it will be easy to bring him into the story. Lando might go after Boba after learning that he escaped from the Sarlacc pit.

Also, since Boba is rebuilding the underground galactic criminal empire, so it’s unlikely that his survival will remain a secret for long. However, there’s only one thing that can prevent Lando from coming back and, that’s Donald Grover. Grover played young Lando during Solo: A Star Wars Story. However, his schedule might not allow him to come back to the franchise. And it also doesn’t seem like Lucasfilm will be too interested in hiring someone else to play the role.

6. Han Solo

Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo
Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo

The same issue that prevents Lando from making an appearance also affects Han’s cameo possibilities even. It’s just highly unlikely that Alden Ehrenreich will be coming back to reprise the role even though his performance as Han Solo was greatly appreciated.

This is because, after the canceled sequels and lukewarm reception to the movie itself, Disney might not be too interested in bringing Alden back. However, there’s a tonne of potential if Han and Boba Fett do come face to face. After all, Boba has been through a lot after the events of Return of the Jedi. And a meeting with Han will help launch multiple interesting storylines with these two.

5. Qi’ra

Emilia Clarke As Qi'ra
Emilia Clarke As Qi’ra

There are several mercenary guilds, gangs, and crime syndicates that rule the Outer Rim. So overall, the Star Wars universe is a treacherous place. And one of the biggest syndicates is called Crimson Dawn. It’s a group that was once ruled by Darth Maul, and then later on by Han Solo’s childhood sweetheart Qi’ra. Now, she is still alive in canon during the events of The Mandalorian. And she is the definite head of Crimson Dawn.

As such, she certainly won’t be much accommodating or welcoming to Fennec and Boba trying to assert their power in the underworld. Now, this might lead to Qi’ra becoming a villain in The Book of Boba Fett. But Qi’ra’s appearance has the same problem as that of Lando and Han Solo. It truly all depends on Emilia Clarke. However, if she is willing, then we might get to see an interesting plot in The Book of Boba Fett.

4. Bossk


Boba Fett’s little Star Wars corner is filled with other underworld and bounty hunter figures. And out of them all, Bossk does seem like the most likely character to make a return. Now that the Trandoshan bounty hunter hasn’t ever died in canon so he can show up during the series. After all, he was indeed present with Fett at Jabba’s palace during the days leading up to the death of Jabba Fett.

Now he is one of the most feared bounty hunters in the entirety of the galaxy. So he would also definitely be tied to the multiple crime syndicates that Fennec Shand and Boba Fett met within the trailer for the show. So in this way, Bossk can return. But will he? That remains to be seen.

3. Cobb Vanth

Cobb Vanth
Cobb Vanth

It’s pretty safe to assume that Fennec Shand and Boba Fett will be laying down their roots on Tatooine during the events of the show. As such, they will likely have encounters with Cobb Vanth, the self-proclaimed local marshal.

We got to see Vanth during season 2 of The Mandalorian. There he was wearing Boba Fett’s armor before giving it to Din Dujardin. Right now, we don’t know how exactly Vanth will react to Boba Fett trying to assert his control over Tatooine. But it’s pretty safe to assume that he wouldn’t like that very much. And that will lead to some amazing rivalry.

2. The Bad Batch

The Bad Batch and Omega
The Bad Batch and Omega

In The Book of Boba Fett’s timeline, any normal clones of Jango Fett that remain and have accelerated aging and growth would most likely be dead. Captain Rex did live till the end of the Galactic Civil War, but he was a very old man by the time the Empire was vanquished. However, it’s possible that some members of The Bad Batch like Wrecker, Tech, Echo, or Hunter might have been able to survive till the events of the show.

It’s all due to their other mutations. However, we are mostly wishing that Omega does show up. She is the perfect clone of Jango Fett, and just like Boba, would have grown up normally. So she would be about Boba’s age in the timeline of the show.

And now that Boba will continue to be an influential figure in the galactic crime underworld, so it’s possible that some of his surviving kin like the Bad Batch and Omega would like to see him. This will surely lead to some interesting storylines in The Book of Boba Fett. And who knows, maybe this will be continued in the second season of The Bad Batch in some way as well.

1. Din Djarin

Pedro Pascal plays Din Djarin
Pedro Pascal plays Din Djarin

Most fans think that it’s unrealistic for Din Djarin to appear in The Book of Boba Fett, which is a direct spinoff of the show, before season 3 premieres. However, his appearance in the show is possible. And it would make a lot of sense as well.

How? Well, Din is a bounty hunter as well and, this means that he would be directly affected by Fennec and Fett’s Jabba palace takeover. Also, he shares a great rapport with Boba.

So Din may be one of the few people who Fett trusts. Also, if Din Djarin does show up in The Book of Boba Fett, it would help set up the season 3 storyline. Who do you think can show up in The Book of Boba Fett?

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