In the first episode of the long-awaited Disney + series Boba Fett’s book, which premiered on Wednesday, December 29, fans see the return of several familiar creatures like the Jawas, Tusken Raiders and Rodians, who once existed in the Star wars franchisee for years. One character who appears to be brand new, however, is a four-armed monster that emerges from the sands of Tatooine to attack Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison). Since you probably didn’t recognize it, you might be wondering what this creature of the sands is and has it been in another? Star wars media before Boba Fett’s book? Let me explain.
What is the creature of the sands in Boba Fett’s book?
In a flashback scene from the show’s first episode, Boba remembers being taken prisoner by a group of Tusken Raiders, a nomadic race residing on the planet Tatooine. One day, a Tusken child takes Boba and a Rodian prisoner into the desert to fetch water. That’s when the trio meet a terrifying lizard-like creature lurking below the surface. The giant monster, which is covered in scales and has claws and large, sharp teeth, attacks the group and ends up killing the Rodien. Fortunately, Boba is able to climb onto the creature and suffocate it with the help of his chains. He and the child Tusken then return his decapitated head to the rest of the Tusken Raiders, who now have a new respect for Boba for taking down such a dangerous foe.
Does the Sand Creature appear in other Star Wars properties?
So far, the creature of the sands has only appeared in Boba Fett’s book, which means that we do not know much about our species in the Star wars world.
What is the creature of the sands inspired by?
Some fans think the sand creature in The Book of Boba Fett looks like the Kraken from the 1981 movie Clash of the Titans. Whereas George Lucas drew inspiration from a number of films to bring the Star wars world to life, it is no exaggeration to think that the creature of the sands could be a reference to the Kraken.
Does the creature of the sands have a name?
No! At the moment, fans are simply calling him the Sand Creature or the Sand Monster. While not much is known about the mysterious creature of the sands, one thing is for sure: you will definitely want to avoid it by any means necessary.