Evidently I wasn't alone in my dissatisfaction with the idea that a temporarily blind Han Solo could do away with the galaxy's greatest bounty hunter without even realizing it - because almost immediately the 'expanded universe' of stories revealed that Boba did in fact escape the Sarlacc. I'm certainly not the first to try to depict the scene of how Boba might have emerged from the Sarlacc's pit - but I did want to make my version different from the others that you might have already seen.
I'm no expert on how the Sarlacc's digestive system works - but we heard something in the movie about it taking a thousand years to digest its victims. So perhaps it has some kind of way of putting its 'food' into suspended animation so it can eat it slowly whenever it needs to?
My idea for this scene is that it's now thirty years after being knocked into the Sarlacc and Fett has only just emerged. The Sarlacc's stomach acid has been wearing away at him all this time - leading to the added corrosion and cracks I've drawn - until the acid created a short circuit in Fett's jet pack which ignited the rocket on his pack and killed the Sarlacc - allowing Fett to wake from his stasis and slowly, wearily crawl up out of the burning pit!
...this means that he's emerging just in time to appear in Star Wars Episode 7 - looking to take revenge on Han Solo!!!
(It's a stretch I know - but so is the idea that a person can be digested for a thousand years! )
This was drawn in Photoshop using a Wacom pad. Star Wars and its characters are copyright of Disney - this is fan art and isn't for sale or reproduction.
Hope you like!
I'm so happy!
I was so obsessed with the character when I was younger I did read Star Wars: Bounty Hunter, and it is a gratifying feeling seeing something illustrated that had stuck with me for quite some time, years even. It was really engaging to read as a kid a different side to Boba Fett and learn not only did he escape, not only did he kill Jodo Kast, but also...he finally 'got' Han Solo.
This is a great picture and I am glad to add it to my favorites collection *tips hat*
Interestingly enough, there is a book mini-series about Boba Fett and it centers around the idea that he did crawl out of the Sarlacc pit. I've got a paperback copy at home somewhere but I can't for the life of me remember what the series is titled or who wrote it.
Great drawing though!
İ was expecting a good Hunter vs Jedi battle in which Luke is nearly overwhelmed and manages to get lucky enough to get th eupper hand and send Boba plummeting to the Sarlacc with the Force or his lightsaber just before Boba was gonna kill him.
That would be much more awesome.
But great idea about the easter egg! you know if the movie was made now they'd have to do that!