Boba Fett, Boba Fett? Where? A close inspection of Saw Gerrera’s followers in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story reveals at least one person who is wearing what looks like Boba Fett’s helmet.
On Sunday, Twitter user Rob Banks sent Inverse a tip that he kind of spotted Boba Fett in Rogue One. While it’s not clear that this background character actually is Boba Fett, or even supposed to be the infamous bounty hunter, the color scheme and shape of the helmet look right.
The scene in question occurs when Jyn, Cassian, Baze and Chirrut are being led to Saw Gerrera’s secret hideout on Jedha. The person guarding Jyn, right behind Two-Tubes, looks like he’s wearing a green Boba Fett-styled helmet. Even as this character gets closer to the camera, the telltale small antenna on the helmet seems to be visible.
Hardcore Star Wars fans know that the Boba’s helmet isn’t exactly unique: people indigenous to the planet Mandalore all wear helmets of a similar style, including Boba’s “father,” Jango Fett. Meaning, this might not be Fett, but the helmet does have a very Mandalorian flavor.
To be clear, these are the only parts of the movie in which this mysterious helmeted figure is glimpsed. When two guys bring Jyn in to see Saw, neither are helmeted, and their outfits don’t match the one this person is wearing. So, if the person with the Boba Fett-ish helmet is actually Boba Fett, maybe he made a break for it by the time Jedha got zapped by the Death Star.
Canonically, Boba Fett is on Tatooine shortly after the events of Rogue One, so if this person is Boba Fett, then getting off of Jedah is essential. To be completely fair, this person probably isn’t Boba Fett. But, then again, Gareth Edwards was very specific about all sorts of helmets placed in Rogue One. Which means it seems really unlikely Edwards would have put a helmet that looks like this in Rogue One on accident.
The next standalone Star Wars movie — rumored to be about Boba Fett — is expected to be announced by Lucasfilm sometime this summer.