The different Star Wars shows on Disney+ aren’t shy about introducing new characters and reintroducing old characters. This is the same way with The Book of Boba Fett, as new and old characters are introduced and reintroduced every episode. As such, this brings us to the characters Camie and Fixer, who made a short appearance in episode 2 of The Book of Boba Fett. But who are Camie and Fixer?
Camie and Fixer are two of Luke Skywalker’s childhood friends on Tatooine. They were originally part of the Star Wars canon when a scene involving the characters was shot in A New Hope. However, that scene never made it to the final cut, and Camie and Fixer became non-canon.
It is interesting to note that Camie and Fixer were only loosely mentioned in the original trilogy when Luke told his uncle that he wanted to spend more time with his friends. That said, while the characters never made it to the official canon after Disney acquired Lucasfilms and Star Wars in 2012, their introduction (or reintroduction) in The Book of Boba Fett makes them canon.
Who Are Camie Marstrap And Laze “Fixer” Loneozner In The Book Of Boba Fett?
One of the things that you might have already noticed about the Star Wars live-action shows on Disney+ is the fact that Disney and Lucasfilm are great at finding ways to introduce new characters and reintroduce older names that people may or may not be familiar with. While we have seen characters introduced in the comics getting their limelight in The Book of Boba Fett, we are treated to the surprising appearance of two characters that were previously non-canon.
In episode 2 of The Book of Boba Fett, a train owned by the Pykes was attacking the Tusken Raider tribe that Boba Fett was living with. Fett told the Tuskens that he would help get rid of that problem, and this took us to a scene where thugs were seemingly harassing people in a bar.
We know for a fact that Fett beat the hell out of the thugs in the bar and stole their speeder bikes, which he used to help the Tusken Raiders destroy the train. However, there was a seemingly ambiguous scene in that barfight, as a man and a woman were seen arguing with the thugs in the bar prior to Boba Fett’s arrival. The man and the woman are actually Laze “Fixer” Loneozner and Camie Marstrap. But who are these characters?
Let us go back to 1977 to the time when Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope was just about to take the entire world by storm. In A New Hope, we saw Luke Skywalker arguing with his uncle about how he was making excuses to meet up with his friends and hang out with them. After all, it was normal for young adult men to want to hang out with friends, especially when you consider that there is nothing fun to do on a desolate planet like Tatooine. And the friends that Luke talked about are Biggs, Camie, and Fixer.
While we do know who Biggs is because Luke eventually reunited with his childhood friend, who joined the Rebellion as a pilot, some people may be confused regarding the identities of Camie and Fixer. That’s because these characters were never shown in the original version of A New Hope.
But the truth is that George Lucas actually shot a scene involving the friends Luke, Biggs, Camie, and Fixer, who were watching the events surrounding how the Empire captured Leia’s ship at the start of the film. This was the only scene that involved Camie and Fixer, as Biggs still an appearance in A New Hope (and died in the Battle of Yavin). However, that scene never made it to the final cut of the movie.
Because the scene involving Camie and Fixer was cut from A New Hope, they were considered non-canon, as all of the scenes that did not make the final cut in the first six Star Wars films were considered non-canon following the Disney acquisition of Lucasfilm and Star Wars in 2012. But you can actually see the scene on Disney+ if you look at the extra section of A New Hope.
Despite the fact that Camie and Fixer didn’t make it to the final cut and were considered non-canon, their introduction in The Book of Boba Fett finally made them canon characters. In this series, which happened after Luke Skywalker and the Rebels had defeated the Empire, Camie and Fixer are still living in Tatooine.
In a way, Camie and Fixer were easter eggs in the new episode of The Book of Boba Fett, as Lucasfilm was able to find a way to make two of Luke’s childhood friends canon characters in the Star Wars universe.
Who Plays Camie And Fixer?
The actors that play Camie and Fixer are Mandy Kowalski and Skyler Bible, respectively. Their original actors in the scene that never made it to the final cut of A New Hope are Koo Stark and Anthony Forrest. Again, they were intended to appear in the opening scene of the film, but George Lucas ultimately cut the scene out of the final version of the film.
Why Were They Cut From Star Wars A New Hope?
As mentioned, Camie and Fixer were supposed to appear in A New Hope in the opening scenes when Leia’s ship was captured by the Empire. They were supposed to be hanging out with Luke and Biggs, who were watching the skirmish between the Empire and Leia’s forces up in the sky all the way from Tatooine. However, the scene never made it to the final cut.
So, the reason why George Lucas opted to cut the only scene involving Camie and Fixer was that he wanted Luke and the rest of his friends to have the same kind of the point of view as the viewers themselves. That means that he wanted Luke to be unaware of what was happening in the galaxy while he was living a seemingly peaceful life on Tatooine. Lucas wanted Luke to have the same perspective as the audience, who were also unaware of what was happening.
Will They Play An Important Role In The Book Of Boba Fett?
The introduction of Camie and Fixer in The Book of Boba Fett and the fact that they are now canon characters opened a lot of questions. Does this mean that they will eventually play an important role in the series?
It is tough to say whether or not Camie and Fixer will have larger roles to play in The Book of Boba Fett. There might be a possibility that this would happen because their appearance in the episode somehow connected them to Boba Fett in the sense that they owe the bounty hunter their lives. They might make another appearance in the future as they seek to repay Boba Fett for helping them get out of that mess in the bar.
However, it could also be possible that the only reason why Lucasfilm introduced them in that episode is to find a way to make Camie and Fixer canon. This is something that remains to be seen as The Book of Boba Fett progresses.