Din Djarin uses a very similar jetpack trick as Han Solo did to Boba Fett in Return of the Jedi, calling back to the bounty hunter’s presumed death.
The Mandalorian season 2 premiere sees Din Djarin copying Han Solo’s Boba Fett armor trick from Return of the Jedi. Rampant rumors that the iconic Star Wars bounty hunter was making a return through the Disney+ series were confirmed with Temuera Morrison surprise reveal at the end of the season 2 premiere. But before he even appeared, the episode was already full of Boba Fett references due to the presence of his iconic armor.
Worn by Cobb Vanth (Timothy Olyphant), the self-appointed marshal of the small mining settlement in Tatooine called Mos Pelgo, it was clear that the suit has seen better days. Still, the moment Din Djarin realized that the armor is worn by a non-Mandalorian, he’s adamant about taking it back. For a while, it seemed like a brawl between the pair will break out, but once the threat of the Krayt dragon became obvious, they decided to put their rivalry aside and take on the creature.
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Following their initial attempt to take down the Krayt dragon, Cobb and Din gathered the Tusken Raiders and villagers of Mos Pelgo for a joint operation that would benefit both groups. The idea was to draw the monster out of the cave and detonate the bomb under its belly to make sure that it will be dead. Things didn’t go as smoothly as everyone hoped, with the mission proving to be trickier than initially perceived. This was when Din had to take matters into his own hands; after Cobb used his tracking device to get the attention of the Krayt dragon towards them, Din hit Cobb’s jetpack to clear him out of the way so he could face the Krayt Dragon alone. The move used by Mando is something that long-time Star Wars fans would be familiar with as something like this already happened in the original trilogy
During the Battle of the Great Pit of Carkoon in Return of the Jedi, Luke Skywalker’s attempt to rescue Han Solo led Jabba the Hutt to execute both of them and Chewbacca by throwing them into the Sarlacc pit. Not knowing how skillful Luke had become as a Jedi with his lightsaber secretly kept inside of R2-D2, a commotion broke out with the young Skywalker quickly taking care of Jabba’s guards. Simultaneously, Leia Organa killed the mob boss by choking him with her chains. Meanwhile, Han, still blind from being frozen in carbonite, accidentally slammed a pole into Boba Fett’s jetpack causing it to ignite and comically launch him up in the air. Unfortunately, unlike Cobb, who landed on solid ground, Boba Fett fell into the Sarlacc pit, not to be seen again until The Mandalorian.
With The Mandalorian season 2 leaving Tatooine and venturing to other parts of the galaxy, it will be a while before it addresses its big reveal from the premiere regarding Boba Fett’s survival. The classic Star Wars bounty hunter’s armor, in the meantime, will be with Din. Whether or not Boba Fett will be wearing it again moving forward is unknown, but chances are he will eventually be reunited with it once his imminent encounter with Din takes place.
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