Cad Bane actor Corey Burton discusses his character’s possible Star Wars return following the death of his Boba Fett Book. Bounty Hunter Bane made his debut in the Star Wars universe in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated show. Boba Fett’s mentor later made a surprise live appearance on the Disney + show following the further adventures of famed character Temuera Morrison.
Cad Bane’s sudden appearance in Book of Boba Fett was indeed a surprise to longtime fans of the evil bounty hunter, as was its live redesign (voice actor Burton was thankfully held back to play the live iteration. -action of the character). But as it turned out, Bane wasn’t going to stay long on the Disney + series. After memorably arriving in Book of Boba Fett season 1 episode 6 for a western-style showdown with Timothy Olyphant’s Cobb Vanth, the villain met his end in episode 7 at the hands of good guy Boba Fett and his trusty gafi staff Tusken Raider.
While it certainly was poetic justice for Boba Fett to defeat the evil Cad Bane, fans of the character were disappointed with the speed and ease with which he was eliminated from the Star Wars universe. The bounty hunter may not have met his true end on the sands of Tatooine, however, as the Bane Burton actor has raised the possibility of the character’s return to a future Star Wars property. See what Burton said about Bane’s resurrection issue in the space below (via ComicBook.com):
“Well, as I was telling Dave [Filoni] From the very beginning, where the character was always in danger and apparently may have met an end in the original Clone Wars series, a good villain never dies. I learned that as a kid, Frankenstein, it’s like, ‘Well no, you saw it.’ No, but I saw him, he was killed. And then the castle caught fire, and it was drowned and torn to pieces. He said, “No, no, no, no, it wasn’t him because then he comes back.” So the more evil the character is, the more likely it is that maybe he’s not gone. “
Star Wars characters can always return
Frankenstein is truly an example of a character from the film who was continually resurrected after seemingly dead, as Universal initially saw the value of bringing the cute monster back for sequel after sequel. Even Star Wars has learned the lesson of never really killing a good villain, as demonstrated again with the unlikely return of Emperor Palpatine in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. The greatest of all Star Wars villains, Darth Vader, was obviously brought back through the prequel loophole as well, returning in early 2022 for the Disney + Obi-Wan Kenobi show.
In fact, Star Wars has developed multiple means to ensure that in this particular universe no one has ever really left. The transfer of consciousness to a clone body is always on the table, after its use to explain Palpatine’s return. The Force Ghost path is also available, although of course for this option to make sense, the character in question must be Force sensitive. Bringing back a character as a flashback or memory is also a possibility, and was actually used to give Han Solo another appearance in The Rise of Skywalker. And then, of course, there’s the aforementioned prequel approach, which this year allowed the deceased Rogue One character Cassian Andor to star in her Disney + show. In light of all this, Cad Bane fans should be assured that if Disney wants more of the character in some future Star Wars show, a Frankenstein-like resurrection can definitely be organized.