In a galaxy far, far away, there is a rumor that Cad Bane can make a live-action appearance in Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett. Cad Bane will go face to face in a fight with Boba Fett and his companion Fennec Shand.
The first time this rumor appeared at LRM Online without any further details about his possible appearance in The Mandalorian spinoff. Season 2 of The Clone Wars animated series introduces Cad Bane. He steals an ancient Holocron from the Jedi Temple under the orders of Darth Sidious. He is one of the most skilled gun-for-fire across the universe. His wide-brimmed hat makes him quite easily recognizable. Cad Bane appears in several episodes of the animated series until its cancellation.
However, before the cancellation and subsequent revival of the animated series for Disney+, there was a proposition that Bane and Boba will get a multi-episode story arc. The story would have seen Bane and Boba on a mission to Tatooine. And it would have ended in a gunfight between the pair. Boba would have survived this fight due to his helmet. However, we will not get to see this storyline due to the cancellation of the animated series.
Although, Bane made an appearance in The Bad Batch. He is assigned to steal Omega for Kamino’s Prime Minister; however, the mission fails. He meets with a tough fight from Fennec Shand. Bane fails to steal Omega but gives us a solid lead that Boba and Bane fight is a major canon. He sports a metal plate on his head which wasn’t seen until his final appearance in The Clone Wars.
LRM Online noted that The Bad Batch storyline set the stage for Bane to make his return in a future Star Wars series. And returning of Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett certainly looks promising. After all, he has a strong connection with Boba and Fennec Shand.
Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett will release in December with The Bad Batch episodes in 2022.