Boba Fett (/ˈboʊbʌ fɛt/) is a fictional character and bounty hunter in the Star Wars franchise. In Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980), he is hired by Darth Vader to capture Han Solo. He also appears at Jabba the Hutt's palace in Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983). In 1997, he was retroactively added to Episode IV: A New Hope. The prequel film Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002) establishes his origin as a clone of bounty hunter Jango Fett who raised him as his son. Boba also appears in episodes of The Clone Wars (2008), bridging his storyline between the two trilogies.