Star Wars historian, author, and editor Jonathan Rinzler participated in a Reddit AMA today where he confirmed that Boba Fett, the galaxy's most notorious bounty hunter, survived falling into the sarlacc pit in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. Asked if Boba Fett escaped, Rinzler said:
- "Yes, he does. I have been in meetings with George where he confirms that Fett survived. If it comes from George then it's true!"
Unless a new story or film changes that, then Rinzler's comments mean that Boba's escape, which has long been true in the now-non-canon Expanded Universe, can be considered official George Lucas canon.
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UPDATE: To be completely clear, we can't treat this as ONE HUNDRED percent official until we see it in an official source. George Lucas can say what he wants, but it wasn't on-screen so Disney and Lucasfilm can still say whatever they want. However, in George Lucas' mind, Boba survived. Whether that makes it into the new canon...