How Old is Boba Fett?

Boba Fett's age has changed over the years, and not just on his birthday.


In the current canon, Boba Fett is 10 in "Clones," 35 in "Empire," and 36 in "Jedi." As of 2023, in Star Wars Insider #217, "The Mandalorian" Season 1 and Season 2 plus "The Book of Boba Fett" are all 9 ABY, which makes Boba Fett 41 years old in those seasons.

Last revised March 9, 2023. Please continue reading for all the facts versus the fiction.

While we can approximate Boba Fett’s age in non-canon timelines, how old is Boba Fett canonically and has it changed over the years?

In the canon timeline, we know Boba Fett was born circa Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (32 or 31.5 BBY), 10 years old circa Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (22 BBY), 13 years old circa Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (19 BBY), 32 years old circa Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (0 BY), 35 years old circa Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (3 ABY), and 36 years old circa Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (4 ABY).

Since The Mandalorian Season 1 is 9 ABY, this would make Boba Fett at least 41 years old. It’s implied in Star Wars Insider #217 that The Mandalorian Season 2 and The Book of Boba Fett are also both 9 ABY (which they call 9 ASW4 like “after Star Wars IV”). This conflicts with a 2023 statement from Jon Favreau.

But where is this knowledge published in official documentation? That’s our quest with this page — to document the bounty hunter’s age.

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 canon, unknown, and non-canon — each with date and original attribution. Below are our findings, sorted from newest to oldest:

  • March 2023

    Star Wars Insider #217, page 78: “9 ASW4: With Bib Fortuna occupying Jabba’s former throne, Boba Fett and Fennec Shand broke into the palace and stole Fett’s starship from the hangar bay. Fett eventually returned to execute Fortuna and take control. … 9 ASW4: Boba Fett survived an assassination attempt by bounty hunter Krrsantan, hired by Jabba’s twin cousins. Prior to leaving Tatooine, the Twins made a conciliatory gesture and warned Fett about the Pyke Syndicate.” This would mean Boba Fett is 41 in “The Mandalorian” Season 1, “The Mandalorian” Season 2, and “The Book of Boba Fett.”

  • 2002

    Attack of the Clones: Boba Fett is shown as 10 year old child (exact source TBD) … canon

  • 1997

    Sci-Fi Invasion! #2: “Age: Unknown” … unknown

  • 1980

    Topps The Empire Strikes Back Series 1 #11 Star File – Boba Fett: “Age: 43” … non-canon

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