8 Movies We Didn’t Know Were Origin Stories Going In

7. Star Wars: Episode II - Attack Of The Clones

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To some, Attack of the Clones is the absolute worst of the Star Wars movies. Sure, it had a handful of true standout moments, but the overall picture just felt like somewhat of a slog for large amounts of time.

Still, one thing that Episode II gave unsuspecting audiences was the origin story of Boba Fett.

A long-standing cult favourite character amongst fans of a galaxy far, far away, Boba was introduced as the cloned 'offspring' of Jango Fett, with Jango having demanded Boba in exchange for his own participation in the Kamino cloning process that saw an army created from Fett's DNA.

While it was fun to see the young Boba - as played by Daniel Logan - under the learning tree of his 'father', this all ended in tragedy for Boba when he had to witness Jango's decapitation at the hands of a lightsabre-wielding Mace Windu during Attack of the Clones' final act battle.

In an overarching narrative sense, we then wouldn't see Boba Fett until his appearance in 1978's animated Star Wars Holiday Special. The character would next turn up three years later in The Empire Strikes Back as one of the six bounty hunters assembled by Darth Vader to capture the crew of the Millennium Falcon.

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