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Who Was That Person At The End Of The Mandalorian Chapter 9?

Contains major spoilers for The Mandalorian season 2, episode 1

The Mandalorian is finally back for its second season on Disney+, with the first episode, titled "Chapter 9: The Marshal," premiering on October 30, 2020. On "Chapter 9," Mando (Pedro Pascal) continues his adventure with Baby Yoda (officially known as the Child) to complete his mission and return his companion to his people.

Season 2 picks up soon after where the season 1 finale left off, with the main duo looking for other Mandalorians to help complete the mission. This leads them to Tatooine, where another Mandalorian has supposedly been spotted. Traveling to a lost settlement on the planet called Mos Pelgo, Mando runs into a very familiar set of armor. Wearing what fans will likely recognize as the armor of famous bounty hunter Boba Fett is the town marshal Cobb Vanth (Timothy Olyphant), who says he got the armor from some Jawa traders. Mando obviously wants the armor back, and eventually they come up with a deal: If Mando helps him kill a Krayt Dragon, the marshal will give him the armor.

The mission is completed with relatively little trouble, but the main excitement of the episode actually comes in the last shot, in which a very familiar man watches Mando from afar. But who exactly could it be? If you've been paying attention, it'll come as no surprise that this is none other than Boba Fett. 

Boba Fett has made his return to the Star Wars universe

When Mando meets the marshal and sees the remains of Boba Fett's armor, it seems clear that the iconic character is dead. How else would someone get possession of his armor? Boba Fett wouldn't give it up unless he had no say in the matter — or so we thought. At the very end of The Mandalorian season 2 premiere, we see that Boba looks a lot different from the last time he graced the screens. Without his familiar armor, he wears a long, dark robe; has weapons strapped to his back; and sports plenty of scars, hinting at his rough history.

If you don't quite recognize the actor, it's Temuera Morrison – who portrays Boba Fett's father, Jango Fett, in the Star Wars prequel trilogy. The Boba Fett of the original Star Wars trilogy is played by Jeremy Bulloch, though we never see him without his helmet on. Jango's face is shown in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, alongside a young Boba (Daniel Logan). Given Boba is a clone of Jango, it makes perfect sense for Morrison to take over the role for the Disney+ series.

Dressed as he is, Boba Fett can easily blend in with others on Tatooine, and he might even have been hiding there for years. That is, until now. Considering his obvious interest in Mando and Baby Yoda, it seems like we will be seeing a lot more of the famed bounty hunter on The Mandalorian season 2.