It looks like Boba Fett didn’t meet his demise in the belly of the Sarlacc after all.
Speaking with fans during a recent Reddit AMA, Lucasfilm author and story editor Jonathan Rinzler revealed that Star Wars creator George Lucas thinks Boba Fett survived his apparent death in Return of the Jedi. He says that Lucas has stated in past meetings that Fett crawled out of the Pit of Carkoon after he was swallowed whole. This is something that has been depicted in various Star Wars novels and comics, but it couldn’t be considered part of the official canon… until now. If Lucas says it happened, then it did.
This lends credibility to the rumours that Disney plans to make a Boba Fett spin-off movie, which is expected to be written by The Empire Strikes Back co-writer Lawrence Kasdan. The first Star Wars spin-off, whatever it’s about, is slated to arrive in 2016. It will be helmed by Godzilla director Gareth Edwards.