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Star Wars: The Mandalorian fans convinced legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett has secretly joined series

Warning: Spoilers for episode five of The Mandalorian on Disney+

STAR Wars bosses may have just teased the appearance of legendary space bounty hunter Boba Fett in the acclaimed TV series, The Mandalorian.

Move over, baby Yoda, it's Boba's time.

Episode five of the show saw our titular character, played by Pedro Pascal, hunting down the fugitive Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) on Tattoine, who sadly died by the end of the episode.

However, at the very end, a stranger hidden by the shadows appeared on screen, looking at Shand's dead body.

Now, one major fan, known on YouTube as Script Doctor, has suggested that the man in the shadows could in fact be Boba Fett, the original bounty hunter who appeared in all three of the original Star Wars films, employed by Jabba the Hutt.

Desert planet Tattoine is also where Boba died at the end of Jedi, although Star Wars canon has suggested in the following years he may not have died after all.

"We hear a specific sound cue which I instantly recognised, I first heard that cue during the Star Wars special edition, the Jabba The Hutt scene that was added into the first Star Wars film,' he shared.

He then compared the two sound cues, which are identical, and appear to be Boba's spurs.

"I think it is supposed to suggest an old bounty hunter is still hanging around, but although this is a nice Easter egg slash cliffhanger, it poses a question you don't want to pose in an established IP, namely, why are we following this new character when we could follow a better story we already know and love?" the fan added.

It's not the first time Boba has potentially been spotted in the series however, as in the first episode Mandalorian was seen walking past a guard wearing Boba's trademark red, green and orange armour.

The Mandalorian takes place after the events of Return Of The Jedi, the third film in the original series, and airs weekly on Disney+.

However, the platform is not available in the UK until Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - several months after the premiere.

Jon Favreau, who has worked on the remakes of The Lion King and The Jungle Book, is behind the mini-series.

He has joined forces with a number of prominent people Taika Waititi, Deborah Chow and Bryce Dallas Howard to put this production together.