Boba Fett (/ˌboʊbə ˈfɛt/) is a fictional character and bounty hunter in the Star Wars franchise and the pilot of the Slave I spaceship. 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 the Special Edition of Episode IV – A New Hope. The character is noted for speaking very few words and never removing his helmet in the original trilogy.