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The Book Of Boba Fett Finally Confirms Who Saved Boba From The Sarlacc Pit

Contains spoilers for "The Book of Boba Fett"

After months of waiting, it's finally time to open "The Book of Boba Fett" and learn more about one of the galaxy's most feared bounty hunters. There's always been an obsession with Boba Fett (played here by Temuera Morrison) largely due to his unique armor design and his stoic, silent nature in the original "Star Wars" trilogy. The bounty hunter seemingly meets his end in "Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi" when he's accidentally thrown into the Sarlacc Pit on Tatooine, where he should've been slowly digested for 1000 years. But clearly, that's not exactly what ended up happening. 

In the years since Boba's first appearances, his backstory has been fleshed out in a number of films, TV shows, video games, comics, and books — and one story, in particular, focuses on his time in the Sarlacc Pit. "A Barve Like That: The Tale of Boba Fett" by J.D. Montgomery appears in the anthology book "Tales from Jabba's Palace" and reveals that Boba was able to telepathically communicate with one of the Sarlaac's prior victims to help free himself from the beast. However, all of these stories became part of the "Legends" continuity when Disney bought Lucasfilm back in 2012 (via The Hollywood Reporter). That means there was an opportunity to pick up on the timeline of the movies without the constraints of previously established continuity.

"The Book of Boba Fett" hits the ground running where the bounty hunter's "Return of the Jedi" fate is concerned, as the live-action show finally confirms who saved Boba from the Sarlacc Pit.

Boba Fett frees himself

When Boba Fett is in a Bacta Tank healing from his injuries, he has nightmares about some of his traumatic past experiences — and the show kicks off by showing him trapped in the Sarlacc Pit. It's understandable why writer Jon Favreau starts with this since Boba's escape is one of the biggest questions "Star Wars" fans have about his live-action return. It's a pretty short scene, as Fett wakes up in the Sarlacc's stomach covered in slime and entrails as it starts slowly digesting its victims. Thankfully, Boba spots a dead Stormtrooper who is caught up in its tentacles and uses the Imperial's oxygen tube to stay alive while he figures out his next steps.

From there, he punches a hole in the Sarlacc's stomach, before setting the creature on fire using the flamethrower on his wrist. Talk about heartburn ... Anyway, after that, the show cuts above ground near the wreckage of Jabba's barge, as Boba's hand punches out of the sand and he claws his way to the surface. It's pretty impressive that he manages to get out of the Sarlacc all by himself, but it is also a bit of an anticlimax since it's one of the biggest questions fans had about the character.

Obviously, Disney wanted to do its own version of Boba's escape, but some "Star Wars" fans might feel short-changed by such a short scene. On the other hand, it would've probably caused backlash if someone or something else saved him since Boba Fett is perfectly capable of looking after himself.