Lucasfilm Confirms Boba Fett\’s Origin is Not Being Retconned


Sorry Prequel haters, his origin isn't being retconned...

Sorry Prequel haters, his origin isn’t being retconned…

One of the dumbest, and completely bogus, Star Wars spin-off rumors to come out in the last year was the whopper started by Latino Review that said the Boba Fett movie would recton the Prequels out of existence. Based on Lucasfilm’s statements that the Prequels were “immovable objects of Star Wars history”, most fans with their heads attached correctly were able tell that these were just false rumors made up to rile up people who don’t like the Prequels.

Unfortunately false rumors like this tend to go viral, so if you look around the internet you’ll find a lot of jilted Star Wars fans salivating at the thought of Lucasfilm removing the Prequels from continuity via a Boba Fett movie. Now we have word from a member of the Lucasfilm Story Group that flat out says these rumors are completely made up.

The Star Wars Prequel Trilogy fan page on Facebook found these statements from Lucasfilm’s Pablo Hidalgo where he sounds a tad bit annoyed at the bogus retcon rumors, and puts them to rest as being completely false:

“Spoiler: Boba is a clone of Jango Fett. It turns up in one of the movies.”

“There was this whole thing where he was a legitimate character with a developed back story and complex motivation that showed up on this show called Clone Wars. It was pretty neat. The guy who invented the character came up with it, which was a nice touch. I think it’s on Netflix.”

“Also – get this – there’s a version of The Empire Strikes Back (“Episode V” some call it) where they went to the trouble to make Boba Fett’s voice the same voice as the character who played his father. That was one of several clues woven into the movies that strongly suggest the movies released from 1999-2005 take place in the same universe, and if you think about it, are sort of the same story as the ones that came out earlier. It’s pretty crazy. They’re connected. Anyway, this version of it can be found on DVD and Blu-ray where such things are sold.”

“Anyway, these sorts of clues are hidden all throughout the movies. The opening crawls are actually numbers if you look at it (I = 1, II= 2/… V = 5, VI = 6). if you look at it the right way, it hints that this whole thing is meant to tie together.”

“You know, there was a post not a month ago that said what were the immovable objects in the Star Wars canon. The internet records such things.”

“Obviously I got nothing against **** (cheers!) It’s just the rebooted Fett rumor is so transparently coming from someone (not ****, in case there’s any confusion) who still has an axe to grind against the prequels. That’s where all these retcon prequel rumors come from. Don’t give ’em any weight.”

He explains in that last quote where these rumors come from, so anyone hoping they are true had better move on with their life. The Prequels are remaining canon.

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