The Mandalorian Chapter 5: The Gunslinger leaves fans with a stinger sequence that hints at the return of an iconic Star Wars character.
As the episode comes to a close, we get a shot of the body of Ming Na-Wen’s assassin Fennec Shand still lying in the desert. However, we see an individual arrive on the scene.
We don’t see who this character is, but we do see their boots and cloak. We also get a sound cue that could possibly hint at the character’s identity.
YouTuber Script Doctor isolated the sound cue during his Mandalorian Chapter 5 review and compared it to a sound cue from the Star Wars Special Edition.
Script Doctor believes this sound cue hints that the unidentified character is actually the bounty hunter Boba Fett.
He points out that the sound cue from The Mandalorian Chapter 5 is identical to the sound cue from the Star Wars special edition that shows Boba Fett on Tatooine when Jabba the Hutt confronts him.
You can hear the sound cue after Jabba the Hutt confronts Han Solo and his party is about to depart.
Script Doctor explains:
“Finally to address the elephant in the room regarding the last shot, we hear a specific sound cue, which I instantly recognized.”
“I first heard that sound cue during the Star Wars Special Edition specifically during the Jabba the Hutt that was added to this first Star Wars film.”
Script Doctor continues:
“Those sound cues are identical and I think it’s supposed to suggest that an old bounty hunter is still kicking around.”
I’m not fully convinced this is Boba Fett. While the sound cue is definitely the same from the Star Wars Special Edition, the unidentified character’s cloak appears to be blue. Boba Fett wore a green cloak.
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard theories or rumors surrounding Boba Fett in The Mandalorian.
Back in May, a rumor indicated that Disney and Lucasfilm was developing a Boba Fett TV series for Disney+. It’s possible that if this rumor is true, they could spin a Boba Fett series out of The Mandalorian especially if this hidden character in Chapter 5 actually turns out to be Boba Fett.
What do you make of this theory? Do you think the unidentified character in The Mandalorian Chapter 5 is Boba Fett?