Since his first appearance in the original trilogy, the bounty hunter Boba Fett has captivated Star Wars fans. His story spans several decades, and this has led some fans to wonder about his age. How old is Boba in each of his Star Wars appearances?
Boba Fett is between 10 and 13 years old during the Clone Wars, between 35 and 36 during the original Star Wars trilogy, and 41 during the events of The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett.
Table of Contents
- How Old is Boba Fett During the Clone Wars?
- How Old is Boba Fett in The Bad Batch?
- How Old is Boba Fett in Episode V?
- How Old is Boba Fett in Episode VI?
- How Old is Boba Fett in The Mandalorian?
- How Old is Boba Fett in The Book of Boba Fett?
- How Old is the Boba Fett Actor?
- Boba Fett’s Age Throughout Star Wars
How Old is Boba Fett During the Clone Wars?
Boba Fett was an unaltered clone of the Mandalorian bounty hunter Jango Fett. He was created as part of an agreement between Jango and Darth Tyrannus (Count Dooku): in exchange for Jango’s DNA to create a clone army, he would be given a clone to raise as a son.
Like many of the first generation of clones, Boba was born in 32 BBY. But he was different from the other clones; he aged at a normal rate and was given none of the genetic modifications which his clone brothers received. He was in every sense a perfect copy of Jango.
Jango was killed at the beginning of the Clone Wars, and Boba set out to avenge his death. However, he was arrested for attempting to assassinate Jedi Master Mace Windu.
After his time in prison, he began working as a bounty hunter, teaming up with the likes of Asajj Ventress and becoming the protege of Cad Bane.
This all took place during the Clone Wars, between the years 22 and 19 BBY. Boba was between 10 and 13 years old at this time.
How Old is Boba Fett in Episode II?
Chronologically, Boba made his first appearance in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, which led into the beginning of the Clone Wars.
After Jango was connected to a failed assassination attempt on Senator Padme Amidala, he and Boba fled to the planet Geonosis, but Obi-Wan Kenobi tracked them there.
Shortly thereafter, Jango was killed during the Battle of Geonosis as Boba looked on in horror. After the battle had moved on, Jango recovered his father’s armor and swore vengeance against the Jedi who had killed him, Mace Windu.
All of these events took place in 22 BBY, when Boba was 10 years old.
How Old is Boba Fett in Episode III?
Boba Fett did not appear in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, though some concept art that wasn’t used indicates that there was, at one time, plans for his inclusion in the movie.
When Lucasfilm decided not to include his character, the reason given was rather vague: “Boba would be only 16 and therefore too young.” Too young for what, you ask? We may never know.
Despite the above quote, Boba would have been even younger than 16 in Revenge of the Sith. The movie takes place at the end of the Clone Wars, during the year 19 BBY–when Boba was 13 years old.
How Old is Boba Fett in The Bad Batch?
The new Disney Plus series, The Bad Batch, follows Clone Force 99, an experimental group of clone soldiers trying to survive in the galaxy in the aftermath of Order 66.
Boba did not make an appearance in season 1 of the show; however, he was mentioned in relation to Omega, the newest member of Clone Force 99.
Omega was revealed to be an unaltered female clone of Jango; in essence, she was a twin of Boba, who was originally codenamed “Alpha.”
As noted, this discovery was made shortly after Order 66, which took place in the year 19 BBY. Therefore, Boba would be about 13 years old at this time.
How Old is Boba Fett in Episode V?
Boba Fett made his original on-screen appearance in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. By this time, he was a grown man and notorious bounty hunter.
In the movie, he was working both for the Galactic Empire and the crime lord Jabba the Hutt to take down Han Solo. He successfully tracked Han to Cloud City over the planet Besbin, where the Empire took possession of him.
After using him to lure Luke Skywalker to Cloud City and freezing him in carbonite, Darth Vader turned Han over to Boba, who left Cloud City to deliver Han to Jabba.
These events happened in the year 3 ABY, when Boba was 35 years old.
How Old is Boba Fett in Episode VI?
Boba appeared at the beginning of Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, after he delivered Han to Jabba.
Luke began to set in motion a plan to rescue Han as the two of them were about to be executed. Boba attempted to subdue Han, but he was knocked off of Jabba’s skiff and fell into the Sarlacc pit and was presumably eaten.
This happened in the year 4 ABY, when Boba was about 36 years old.
How Old is Boba Fett in The Mandalorian?
Boba returned to the screen when he showed up in season 2 of The Mandalorian, revealing that he survived and managed to escape from the Sarlacc pit.
After observing Mandalorian Din Djarin in possession of his armor, which Boba had lost during his ordeal with the Sarlacc, he tracked him down and confronted him. However, the two came to an agreement after being forced to fight off an attack by Moff Gideon.
The events of The Mandalorian took place during the year 9 ABY, when Boba was 41 years old.
How Old is Boba Fett in The Book of Boba Fett?
The Disney Plus show The Book of Boba Fett detailed how Boba escaped the Sarlacc pit, spent time living among the Tusken Raiders, and eventually took over Jabba’s former position as Daimyo of Tatooine.
The show takes place around the same time as The Mandalorian, in the year 9 ABY, so Boba is 41 years old during the events of The Book of Boba Fett.
How Old is the Boba Fett Actor?
Boba Fett has been portrayed by various actors in four decades of movies, TV series, radio adaptations, and video games. Most notably, he was portrayed by the following three actors:
- Jeremy Bulloch: Portrayed Boba Fett in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. He was born in 1945, so he would have been about 35 to 38 at the time of his on-screen appearances.
- Daniel Logan: Portrayed a young Boba in Attack of the Clones. He was born in 1987, so he was about 15 when the movie came out.
- Temuera Morrison: Originally portrayed Jango Fett in Attack of the Clones; later, he portrayed Boba Fett in The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett. He was born in 1960, so he was around 58 to 60 years old during his role as Boba.
Boba Fett’s Age Throughout Star Wars
Show/ Movie/ Event
The Clone Wars
|22 to 19 BBY||
10 to 13
The Original Trilogy
|0 to 4 ABY||
32 to 36
The Book of Boba Fett
Boba Fett has appeared numerous times throughout the Star Wars franchise. He was 10 years old during his earliest appearance in Attack of the Clones and 41 years old during the more recent shows The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett.