The Playlist: Boba Fett

This bounty hunter is our kind of scum.

For Star Wars fans who want a better understanding of various topics, there can be a lot of material to wade through. In The Playlist, we’ll curate select installments of Star Wars that will give you that greater understanding of a specific topic. Consider it your own Jedi Archives — or cheat sheet for your Jedi midterms.

An exact clone of the mercenary Jango Fett, Boba Fett led a hard life before becoming one of Jabba the Hutt’s favorite bounty hunters. Although Fett was hotheaded in his youth, he became one of the most feared ne’er-do-wells in the galaxy by the time Han Solo, blinded by carbonation sickness, felled him. His legend lives on, though, and this playlist will take you through all of the major moments in his life.


1. Star Wars: Attack of the Clones  This film introduces us to Boba Fett and his father, Jango, and fuels his anger for the next period of his life.

boba-fett-tcw-clones2. Star Wars: The Clone Wars (“Death Trap,” Season 2, Episode 20, “R2 Come Home,” Season 2, Episode 21, “Lethal Trackdown,” Season 2, Episode 22) – Obsessed with getting revenge against Mace Windu for the loss of his father, Boba uses his father’s status as the template for all clones as the means of his first assassination attempt. These episodes also show the influence of Aurra Sing as a mother figure, or at least a mentor, to young Boba.


3. Star Wars: The Clone Wars (“Deception,” Season 4, Episode 15) – Although Boba Fett doesn’t play the largest role in this episode, it is a vital one. And it features Cad Bane, which makes it even better.


4. Star Wars: The Clone Wars (“Bounty,” Season 4, Episode 20) Before he donned the iconic armor worn by his father, Boba had to prove he could lead. Working with a group of bounty hunters, including Asajj Ventress, Boba Fett goes out of his way to make sure everyone knows he’s in charge.


5. Star Wars: A New Hope This film offers our first, spare glimpse at what has become of Boba Fett during the dark times, working for Jabba the Hutt on Tatooine. Star Wars #6 - Luke vs. Boba Fett

6. Marvel Comic Books (Star Wars Vol. 1 and Darth Vader Vol. 1) – The first volumes of Marvel’s newly relaunched Star Wars and Darth Vader comics reveal the story of how Vader first discovered the identity of the young rebel who blew up the Death Star — and Boba Fett plays a pivotal role in these events.


7. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back – When Darth Vader needs help hunting down Han Solo to use as bait in his bid to capture Luke Skywalker alive, Boba Fett is among the bounty hunters contacted.


8. Star Wars: Return of the Jedi – After delivering his prize to Jabba the Hutt, Boba Fett joins the fray against the heroes of the Rebellion with mixed results…

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Bonus. Aftermath by Chuck Wendig – There’s a possible Boba reference. Keep your eyes peeled!

Bryan Young is an author, a filmmakerjournalist, and the editor in chief of! He’s also the co-host of the Star Wars podcast, Full of Sith.