For reasons that aren't entirely clear, Boba Fett remains one of the most enduring characters in all of Star Wars. Fans just can't get enough of the Mandalorian bounty hunter, despite the character meeting his end in one of the lamest ways possible at the end of Return of the Jedi. A blind Han Solo knocks Boba Fett (who is supposedly the most fearsome bounty hunter in the galaxy) into the Sarlacc Pit on Tatooine.
While Boba Fett would survive his fall in various tales from the (now unofficial) expanded universe, the character remains dead in the cinematic universe. This fan film brings the character back in spectacular fashion.
The insanely cool, albeit incredibly brief, short is the creation of director and animator Eric Demeusy. Here is Demeusy's description for the video:
"After being trapped for 30 years in the Great Pit of Carkoon, infamous bounty hunter Boba Fett makes a death defying escape and finds himself aiding the rise of the Rebellion's plan for a New Republic."
Thirty years? How the heck did he survive in the Sarlacc for 30 years? What was he eating? How did he escape? Why is the Slave One just hanging out on Tatooine after all these years? Surely somebody would have taken the vehicle or sold it for scrap by now, right?
Sadly the 1:25 video doesn't answer any of these questions. It's more style over substance, with John Williams' iconic score playing over scenes of Boba Fett traversing the wind swept desert dunes.
Boba Fett's costume is recreated perfectly here, with lines from Return of the Jedi played over new footage of the bounty hunter escaping after all those years. The Sarlacc Pit itself is an impressive sight as well. Fans will notice this is the original incarnation of the creature, not the beaked monstrosity that was added by George Lucas in later versions of the film.
Rumors have been circulating for a while now that an official Star Wars: Anthology film may be happening in the coming years. We don't yet know the truth to those rumors, but perhaps Demeusy would be the man for the job.