Fett’s remembrance of his time among the Tuskens closes on a tragic note; having returned from trying to establish a business relationship with the Pykes on behalf of the Tusken tribe, Fett discovers that his tribe has been completely wiped out.
After hearing complaints of a gang of young speeder bike riders who have added droid parts to their bodies, Fett ventures into Mos Espa, but instead of taking on the gang, he recruits them as his personal guards. Back at his palace (formerly Jabba’s palace), Fett’s latest visit to the bacta tank is interrupted by an unannounced – and nearly fatal – visit from Krrsantan, sent by the Hutt twins to kill their rival. Fett’s new recruits prove instrumental in saving his life, and the Wookiee assassin is trapped in the pit formerly used to house Jabba’s Rancor. The Hutts arrive to declare an awkward truce with Fett before retreating to Nal Hutta because another crime syndicate has laid claim to Mos Espa: the Pykes.
written by Jon Favreau
directed by Robert Rodriguez
music by Joseph Shirley
music themes by Ludwig Gorannson
Cast: Temuera Morrison (Boba Fett), Ming-Na Wen (Fennec Shand), Matt Berry (voice of 8D8), Stephen Root (Lortha Peel), Sophie Thatcher (Drash), Jordan Bolger (Skad), Carey Jones (Black Krrsantan), Danny Trejo (Rancor Keeper), David Pasquesi (Mok Shaiz’s Majordomo), Frank Trigg (Gamorrean Guard), Collin Hymes (Gamorrean Guard), Daniel Logan (young Boba Fett), Xavier Jiminez (Tusken Chief), Joanna Bennett (Tusken Warrior), Wesley Kimmel (Tusken Kid), Phil Lamarr (voice of Pyke Boss), Murphy Patrick Martin (Drummer), Galen Howard (City Hall Clerk), Jamie Alexander (Pyke Boss performance artist), Chris Bartlett (Traffic Protocol Droid performance artist)
Notes: Fett has indeed ridden beasts larger than his new Rancor – notably in his very first appearance, in the animated segment of Star Wars Holiday Special (1978).