Star Wars: Special Edition

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1997 feature film, updating the 1977 version



Timeline: 1997 "special edition" of the 1977 film

Luke Skywalker is thrust into the struggle of the Rebel Alliance when he meets Obi-Wan Kenobi and Han Solo, who mingles with Jabba the Hutt and Boba Fett in the revised 1997 Special Edition of the 1977 film.

In the United States, this film premiered on January 31, 1997.


Mark Austin ... Boba Fett with Jabba in Mos Eisley

For more, see Behind the Mask


  • The scene was filmed December 6, 1994 – years before the film was finished.
  • While it may appear Boba Fett looks right to the camera, according to the actor, that wasn't the intention.
  • The armor that Boba Fett wears is his Return of the Jedi armor with his The Empire Strikes Back helmet because those items were available at Lucasfilm Archives.
  • The shoulder armor is reversed. In this angle, we should see the Mythosaur skull, but it's on the other arm.

  • Last updated: December 6, 2023
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