One of the most popular characters in the Star Wars universe that has the fewest amount of screen time would be bounty hunter Boba Fett, known for having helped capture Han Solo in The Empire Strikes Back. Fans can't seem to get enough info about the mysterious character, despite his history having been explored in stories that no longer fit directly into the current saga's canon. During a panel focusing on animation at Star Wars Celebration, The Clone Wars director shared an unused animatic that never appeared on the show that revealed a key component in the character's history.
Filoni showed the above clip to the room, which is a rough animatic of how a showdown between Cad Bane and Boba Fett would've played out.
In addition to the epic confrontation between two of the toughest bounty hunters in the Star Wars saga, the showdown also features a cameo from another bounty hunter seen in Empire, Bossk.
In contrast to the bright white armor of Stormtroopers and black helmet and cape of Darth Vader, Fett's green helmet and armor has made his costume one of the most imitated by fans of the series. Whereas the armor of Imperials remained relatively pristine, Fett's had dents and scrapes, making the character appear to have gone through many dire situations.
Fans have recreated Fett's armor on many occasions, going to painful lengths to match every scratch, scrape, and dent they saw on screen. One dent, in particular, is an integral facet of the costume, which appears on his helmet.
Cad Bane was a fellow bounty hunter who crossed paths with Fett for a duel straight out of a Western. Filoni was often granted creative leniency with how to impact well-known characters' histories, but the idea of Bane causing the notable dent was George Lucas'. He approached Filoni with the idea and the director whole-heartedly agreed.
What do you think about the explanation for how Fett's helmet got the dent? Are you disappointed or was Bane a worthy adversary to inflict the potentially mortal wound? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!