Last week, it was announced that Timothy Olyphant would be joining the cast in an unspecified role in season two of The Mandalorian.
Today, Slashfilm has released some shocking information that may surprise you. He answers these two questions about Olyphant’s role: “Which established Star Wars universe character is Timothy Olyphant playing in the upcoming season? And why is he wearing Boba Fett’s iconic armor?”
Slashfilm’s sources claim that “Olyphant filmed scenes wearing Boba Fett’s Mandalorian armor,” and that he “is playing an enigmatic character named Cobb Vanth. Introduced in Chuck Wendig’s Aftermath book series, Vanth is the self-appointed sheriff of the Tatooine-based settlement Freetown. He wears a mysterious set of Mandalorian armor that was acquired from Jawas who scavenged the wreckage of Jabba the Hutt’s sail barge shortly after the events of Return of the Jedi.”
Now, here is where things get even more interesting. Slashfilm alludes to the possibility that the mysterious figure shown at the end of the episode, “The Gunslinger,” was actually Cobb Vanth, not Boba Fett.
“In the Mandalorian season one episode titled “The Gunslinger,” a mysterious figure was teased, sporting the bounty hunter’s trademark spurs. In that episode, the Mandalorian agrees to help a young bounty hunter named Toro Calican acquire a target on the desert planet of Tatooine. Their search for the assassin Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) takes them across the Dune Sea, home of the Sarlacc Pit that was thought to have killed Boba Fett. Calican takes out Shand and tries to double-cross the Mandalorian, leading to his own death. In the final moments of the episode, we see a mysterious character approaching the seemingly lifeless body of Fennec Shand. We can see and hear the bounty hunter’s trademark spurs and a cape hangs down, reminiscent of the one Fett may have worn. Is that character Boba Fett, or is it Cobb Vanth?”Slashfilm
Who do you think this mysterious figure is? Could it be Cobb Vanth? We’ll just have to wait and see.