Who Is Cad Bane, the Blue Bounty Hunter on ‘Book of Boba Fett’?
Another week, another episode of The Book of Boba Fett that expands the Star Wars universe. Last week’s episode gave us a detour into Mandalorian territory as we caught up with Din Djarin and watched him get a new starship
SPOILERS AHEAD — because the detour continues this week and veers even further away from the main storyline as we catch up with Grogu and Luke Skywalker. We get to see the li’l guy’s Jedi lessons and watch Din Djarin come this close to reuniting with his foundling.
But all that’s besides the point: this episode introduced a major, major player from Star Wars animation into the realm of live-action — and I’m not talking about Ahsoka Tano! Rosario Dawson debuted in the role in The Mandalorian Season 2. I’m talking about that blue gunslinger who strolled into Freetown and racked up a body count…
Who is the blue bounty hunter in Star Wars?
That blue bounty hunter, who strolls into Mos Pelgo/Freetown and has a showdown with Sheriff Cob Vanth, is none other than Cad Bane.
Who is Cad Bane?
If you’ve watched Star Wars: The Clone Wars, then you know all about Cad Bane. If you haven’t — he’s a bounty hunter who was frequently hired by Darth Sidious himself (a.k.a. Emperor Palpatine) to go up against Jedi like Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker. The guy was good at his job and he earned a solid reputation as one of the greatest bounty hunters of the Clone Wars era. He’s bad news and a big deal, and this episode of The Book of Boba Fett marks the first time that he’s ever appeared in live action. Now here he is, working for the Pyke Syndicate and causing a whole mess of trouble on Tatooine.
Cad Bane actually follows in the footsteps of a lot of other major Star Wars characters who debuted in animation and are now heavily featured in the films and Disney+ shows. There’s Saw Gerrera (Forest Whitaker), Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff), and Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson).
If you want to see more of Cad Bane, you can go back and watch his introduction in the Clone Wars episodes “Hostage Crisis” and “Holocron Heist.” If you want something more recent, Cad Bane actually showed up in the latest animated series Star Wars: The Bad Batch just last year. You can stream the two-parter “Reunion” and “Bounty Lost,” also on Disney+.
Who is the Cad Bane actor? Who is the Cad Bane voice actor?
As in his animated appearances, Cad Bane is voiced by Corey Burton on The Book of Boba Fett. As for who is physically playing Cad Bane, that role is credited to stunt performer Dorian Kingi.
Odds are this ain’t the last we’ve seen of Cad Bane. You don’t introduce a major player like him and not keep him around. Will we see Cad Bane have a shootout with Boba Fett in the finale next week? We can only hope!
The finale of The Book of Boba Fett premieres on Disney+ on Wednesday, February 9.
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