After almost a year of waiting, The Mandalorian Season 2 is finally within reach. With the release of the trailer, speculation about Din Djarin and Baby Yoda’s next adventure is at an all-time high. Whether it’s who that mysterious stranger is or the specific rules of space wrestling, there’s much to decode. And while you may have noticed that the legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett isn’t present in the new trailer for The Mandalorian Season 2, an intriguing new theory explains how he could still be alive and make an appearance in the Disney+ show.
In a post on the Star Wars Speculation subreddit, u/iamaNerd7 draws a parallel between the mysterious figure seen approaching Fennec Shand in Season 1 and a character from the canon Aftermath trilogy by Chuck Wendig, which take place after the original trilogy. In one scene from the books, recurring character Cobb Vanth stumbles upon a complete set of Mandalorian armor, which is quite the find within the Star Wars universe. Considering he’s on Tatooine at the time, it’s assumed the armor belonged to Boba Fett.
Many fans thought the figure seen approaching Shand was Fett as well, despite his death in the Sarlacc Pit. (And after the Season 1 finale, the obvious guess became Moff Gideon.) However, it could be Cobb Vanth wearing his second-hand Mandalorian threads. This also lines up with reports that Timothy Olyphant will join the Mandalorian cast in Season 2 as a character wearing Boba Fett’s armor. That could mean he’s Fett, but it seems more likely that Olyphant is playing Vanth.