Recently, when it was revealed that Boba Fett would appear in The Mandalorian Season 2, online trolls who like to go after people who talk about Star Wars canon thought they had a “gotcha” to the people who said Boba Fett was dead at the time of The Mandalorian and Cobb Vanth had his armor. Well now the people who have been saying that seem to be proven right.
Today Slashfilm reports that Timothy Olyphant would be wearing the Boba Fett armor in the season, and would be playing the Tatooine lawman Cobb Vanth. That would mean that the Boba Fett role The Hollywood Reporter described as “small” would possibly be a flashback.
In Star Wars canon, Fett died in the Sarlaac and then Jawas fished his armor out and a lawman on Tatooine named Cobb Vanth bought it from them. This would mean the Aftermath books remain canon to Star Wars, despite what some people on the internet want to believe.