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Star Wars Episode VIII


It's possible, but unconfirmed, that Boba Fett would appear in Episode VIII. He would be approximately 66 years old.

TL;DR

Not even rumored at this point

Last revised February 18, 2017. Please continue reading for all the facts versus the fiction.

Star Wars Episode VIII (8) is scheduled to be directed and written by Rian Johnson.

Note that if Boba Fett were to make an appearance, he would have been 66 in "The Force Awakens," so possibly 67 or 68 in this untitled film that's yet to have a timeline date.

This exclusive "Fett Fact Check" is our own repository of what we learn, when we learn it. We're both logging and analyzing Boba Fett-specific confirmations, ambiguities, and denials -- each with date and original attribution. Below are our findings, sorted from newest to oldest.

  • February 18, 2017

    Benicio del Toro's character name has not been officially revealed, but a new rumor circulating says it's "Vicrum Fett." We found the source of the news (a YouTube vlogger) and their source (a spin-off Wikipedia). We found half of the story and debunked what stood out as strange. We reported it in "Benicio del Toro's 'Last Jedi' Character Still Not Confirmed, Despite 'Vicrum Fett' Rumor."

  • January 23, 2017

    According to an official announcement on StarWars.com, the name of the film is confirmed to be "The Last Jedi."

  • May 9, 2016

    Movie Creed Live claims to be the source of a rumor that Tom Hardy is being considered as Boba Fett. Other sites link to this as a legitimate rumor, even though it fails every test of legitimacy (e.g. article if full of typos, lacks attributable quotes, lacks pictures to support thesis, and so on.). Tweets of Tom Hardy as Boba Fett have been going back to 2013 and never substantiated. We believe this is purely fan fiction -- don't believe it.

  • February 29, 2016

    MTV interviewed Daisy Ridley where they discuss how Episode VIII takes place right after Episode VII. This would mean the plausible age for Boba Fett would be the same 66 as we guessed for Episode VII, making him not too old to make an appearance -- if at all.

  • February 15, 2016

    Laura Dern ("Jurassic Park") is confirmed today by Lucasfilm to be in Episode VIII. Benicio Del Toro ("Guardians of the Galaxy") and Kelly Marie Tran is also confirmed according to an official announcement on StarWars.com.

  • January 20, 2016

    According to an official announcement on StarWars.com, the release of the film is confirmed to be December 15, 2017 now instead of a May release. (Episode VII had the same goal of a May release before it was also moved to December.)

  • January 6, 2016

    Like we first reported for Episode VII, Star Wars will be shot on film. Rian Johnson, with his long-time cinematographer Steve Yedlin, confirmed this on Twitter.

  • December 4, 2015

    In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Lucasfilm's Kathleen Kennedy confirmed that Captain Phasma is returning in Episode VIII. Phasma is often referred to as "the Boba Fett of The Force Awakens" due to a mysterious appearance, limited screen time, and important side role; however, not all fans agree with this comparison after seeing Episode VII themselves.

  • March 12, 2015

    Lucasfilm confirmed on StarWars.com that Rian Johnson is the director of Episode VIII.


Updated February 18, 2017 9:05 pm • Published
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  • Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi by Rian Johnson (writer and director) to be released December 15, 2017
  • Untitled Han Solo Story Film by Ron Howard (current director) and Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan (writers, each confirmed by starwars.com on July 7, 2015); Christopher Miller and Phil Lord (original directors) were fired during production; to be released May 25, 2018
  • Star Wars: Episode IX by J.J. Abrams (confirmed September 2017); replacing Colin Trevorrow (director) who was fired, including Jack Thorne (writer); originally set for a May 24, 2019 release, it’s now confirmed for December 20, 2019
  • Star Wars Story Film #3 has no protagonist and no director (after Josh Trank was fired); Simon Kinberg (unconfirmed writer) may still be attached or involved; no release date announced

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