Remember when the Sarlacc swallowed up Boba Fett in Return of the Jedi? Well it turns out that the most badass bounty hunter actually survived that, at least that's what happened in this fan film directed and written by Oliver Thompson. Star Wars Beyond The Dune Sea centers on Boba Fett escaping the belly of the beast, and continues on his mission to capture Han Solo.
This a non-canon story telling of his escape from 'The Almighty Sarlacc!' We decided to make an original story that is not based on the books or other parts of the Expanded Universe.
The director explains why Boba Fett doesn't use his Slave 1 ship in this film
Hi guys thanks for watching Star Wars Beyond The Dune Sea! I have had a few fans ask me why Boba Fett doesn't use his own ship Slave 1 and instead uses Bossk's ship the Hound's Tooth. It's a good question. My thinking was if every one thinks he is dead it is too his advantage. All eyes would be on Jabba's Palace after his death. Boba could avoid attention from his competitors, the Rebel Alliance and the Empire. It comes down to the old theory of the element of surprise. He would be able to go after his quarry more discreetly, then easily go back for Slave 1 at a later date.
His statement makes a lot of sense, and I actually wouldn't be upset if Lucasfilm officially made this a part of the canon. Even though the special effects aren't impressive, this short was still fun to watch, and I hope that we see more of Boba Fett in the new trilogy. Watch the short below and let us know what you think.