Dec 25, 2015

Is Lor San Tekka actually Boba Fett?

I vaguely recall the internet being abuzz that the character we know know as Lor San Tekka was going to be a character we had originally seen in one of the Prequel Trilogy films. People threw out all kinds of suggestions.

And then the Boba Fett rumours started. And also that he was a cyborg robot kind of guy called Montrose. Or that he was a vicar.

So were any parts of this information correct? The truth is we have nothing concrete.

We do know in The Tales of the Bounty Hunters collection of short stories that Boba Fett survives the Sarlacc Pit. But that's no longer canon.

So in the Force Awakens we meet Lor San having a chin wag with Poe Dameron. He looks old and tired. He makes reference to Leia being royalty as if he knows her. There's is no clue at all that he's a retired Boba Fett.

So why are we asking this question? The novelisation of The Force Awakens suggests that Tekka is an old 'soldier of fortune' and that Kylo Ren knows him as such.

We think that it's probably not Boba Fett in retirement as the sentiments he shares regarding Leia to Poe Dameron suggest a relationship of sorts.

And then if you really want to get into it, why does Lor San Tekka have the map that leads to Luke's whereabouts? Would Luke share such a secret with a bounty hunter that had sold out him and his friends?

Can someone please ask JJ this the next time he get's interviewed?

Update - it was pointed out in the comments the lineage of Jango and Boba Fett - the actors that played them are both of Maori descent - Given that Max Von Sydow is most certainly not Maori - it would be a strange continuation of the character in that sense.


  1. can't be boba fett... boba is a New Zealander! plus im sure he will pop up somewhere (I hope)

  2. Oh you are so right! I hadn't thought about that - the Kiwi in question is Daniel Logan who played Bobba in Attack of the Clones. The actor and also Tem Morrisson who played Jango Fett are both of Maori descent. Sydow is clearly not! Thanks for pointing this out.

  3. Lor San Tekka IS Dash Rendar! Dash Rendar IS canan!

  4. Lor San Tekka cant be bobba fett because bobba fett dies at the end of the Return of the Jedi

    1. Boba Fett dies at the BEGINNING of Return of the Jedi LOL

    2. Thanks both - however the canon book Tales of the Bounty Hunter makes it clear (at the time it was canon) that Boba survived - even Lucas has publicly said this...