It was announced this week that the iconic Star Wars character Boba Fett would be the main character in an upcoming comic book series. The character Boba Fett first appeared onscreen during the animated segment of the infamous television movie The Star Wars Holiday Special in 1978. Fett later made his first theatrical and now canon appearance in the second Star Wars feature film Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back as an antagonist who hunts Han Solo (Harrison Ford) down with other bounty hunters in league with Darth Vader (James Earl Jones) and the Empire. After his appearance in The Empire Strikes Back, Fett exploded in popularity, becoming one of the most beloved characters in the entire franchise.

After his presumed and widely panned death in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, most fans assumed that they would not see the character in any storylines that take place after that movie. However, during the second season of The Mandalorian, the character returned as an ally to the titular character (Pedro Pascal). During The Mandalorian, Fett was portrayed by Temuera Morrison, who played the character’s father Jango Fett in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. Morrison will continue portraying the legendary bounty hunter in the upcoming spin-off The Book of Boba Fett.

In addition to his upcoming series on Disney+, Boba Fett will appear as the main character in the comic book series Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters. The series will take place between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi and will center around Fett on his journey to deliver a captured Han Solo who is frozen in carbonite to Jabba the Hutt. During his travels, Fett will have to contend with several bounty hunters and crime lords who wish to steal Solo from him in order to claim his prize. Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters will be written by Charles Soule, who previously worked on other Star Wars comic books such as Star Wars: Poe Dameron and Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren.

The first issue of Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters will be released on May 5, 2021 and is expected to run through October.

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