The Mandalorian Season 2 finale will be a long remembered TV episode. Not only did it revive a Star Wars icon, its coda introduced a new spin-off TV show centered around the most feared bounty hunter in the galaxy: The Book of Boba Fett.
Boba Fett appears in a few scenes in the original Star Wars trilogy—and even fewer lines speak—but his iconic, gadget-filled armor, and ferocious appetite to downplay his targets ensured that he immediately became a fan-favorite. became.
While he seemingly suffered a humiliating death in Return of the Jedi, falling to Sarlac on Tatooine, no one thought he was actually gone – not least because many (non-canon) extended The universe had told the story of his escape from a thousand years of pain and anguish in the stomach of the beast. However, until The Mandalorian, the Bounty Hunter’s survival was not confirmed, and now Disney Plus has decided to explore its corner of the galaxy in The Book of Boba Fett.
Star Temuera Morrison has already hinted that the hotly anticipated series will delve into the life of the bounty hunter after The Empire Strikes Back, but what else about the show? Who will be in it? And how will it fit in with the other Star Wars TV series on Disney Plus? Here’s everything we know so far about Boba Fett’s book…
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The Book of Boba Fett: When Was It Announced?
Spoilers for The Mandalorian Season 2 follow. Do not proceed with the image below unless you want to ruin the series for yourself.
The return of Luke Skywalker in The Mandalorian was a huge deal, but The Mandalorian Season 2 finale saves its biggest surprise for the post-credits scene. As Tatooine’s twin sun shines over the Hutt’s iconic castle Jabba, we watch as legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett and his new bounty hunt ally Fenech Shand kill – and take control of – Jabba’s former Twilek Maitre de Bib Fortuna. took what was once Jabba’s criminal empire.
Next came the title cards: “The Book of Boba Fett: Coming December 2021”. Has there ever been a good way to confirm the existence of a new TV show? Maybe, but not in recent times—and certainly not in such a headline-grabbing way.
Boba Fett’s book was one of several new Star Wars TV shows and movies — including the Mandalorian spin-offs Ahsoka and Rangers of the New Republic — announced for Disney Plus around the same time.
But when Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy revealed those shows at Disney’s Investor Day in the more traditional setting of a stage, she saved The Book of Boba Fett for later — at the request of Mandalorian showrunner Jon Favreau.
“We wanted to hold it back [from Investor Day] Because we didn’t want to spoil the surprise during Disney’s big announcement,” Mandalorian showrunner Jon Favreau told Good Morning America. “They let me keep it a secret.”
We’re certainly glad Disney agreed to Favreau’s request — but in the wake of its announcement, we have one big question…
Is The Book Of Boba Fett Really The Mandalorian’s Third Season?
short answer? No. It’s not like that. Although sections of the Star Wars fandom speculated that The Book of Boba Fett might be a completely remastered third season of the original show, focusing on Boba Fett from Din Gerrin and Baby Yoda, now It has been confirmed that the two series are separate entities.
“[The Book of Boba Fett] really different from The Mandalorian Season 3,” Favreau said in his Good Morning America interview. He also confirmed that the new show is currently in production, as well as revealing a logo that appears to represent Fate’s famous armor costume. shares.
StarWars.com added a bit more: “Boba Fett is back. And his story is just beginning. As teased in a surprising end-credits sequence following the season finale of The Mandalorian, the legendary Bounty Hunter’s story is just beginning. The journey will continue in The Book of Boba Fett.
The Book of Boba Fett Release Date: December 2021
No need for speculation here. The big reveal of The Mandalorian Season 2 finale confirmed that The Book of Boba Fett release date has been set for December 2021. Favreau tells Good Morning America that the Fate spin-off will be the next show we’ll see from that galaxy far, far away before this The Mandalorian Season 3.
“What didn’t we say [the Disney Investor Day] Announcement that the next show is coming – Kathy [Kennedy] the next said Chapter – [is] There’s going to be The Book of Boba Fett,” Favreau confirmed. “And then we go into production right after Season 3 of The Mandalorian, with the main character we all know and love. So it’s going to happen very soon, we’re working on that pre-production while we’re doing production on Boba Fett. ”
Star Temuera Morrison spoke a bit about the shooting of the show (allegedly codenamed “Buccaneer”) with New Zealand news show The Project NZ (via Fanta Tracks) in February. It was also revealed that he had formed a band called Boba Frett and the Strumtroopers, Morrison. Told how the Covid-19 protocol affected production.
“We are working with shields, masks, rapid tests every three days and general testing once a week,” he said. “It’s a different way of working now, but we’re still getting stuff through. Things are still being built. You just have to go to work a little bit earlier.”
Co-star Ming-Na Wen (who plays bounty hunter Fennec Shand on the show) appears to have wrapped production on The Book of Boba Fett in a tweet on June 8, 2021 – this was later confirmed by Morrison. In an interview with SFX. magazine.
Latex gloves and @starwars shorts. I know sexy #wrapgift #TheBookofBobaFett #fennecshand pic.twitter.com/p71ctBJ7C68 June 2021
The Book of Boba Fett trailer: Watch the post-credits teaser
That thrilling coda serves as a semi-teaser for “The Rescue,” the Mandalorian season finale, in which Boba Fett and Fenech Shand will set up the world.
If Lucasfilm and Disney follow the same promotional plan as The Mandalorian, we can expect to see the first The Book of Boba Fett trailer two or three months before launch, which seems like a reasonable prediction for September or October 2021. Is.
However, don’t get your hopes up about learning about new shows before they stream. Lucasfilm traditionally plays its subback cards incredibly close to its chest, and doesn’t even reveal episode titles before landing on Disney Plus. Expect to see a similar level of secrecy around Boba Fett’s book.
Boba Fett’s storybook: what can we expect to see?
Some have speculated that Jon Favreau’s comment on Good Morning America – that the Mandalorian spin-off would be set right after “Return of the Jedi” – meant that The Book of Boba Fett would begin shortly after the destruction of the second Death Star. Will happen. However, we believe that it is more likely that “Right After” was just a figure of speech, and Favreau mentions a period of time where The Mandalorian already operates – some five after the events of Return of the Jedi. year later.
For example, we know that the famous Jabba’s palace must have been whipped after The events of The Mandalorian Season 2, as Boba Fett wears Mando, the iconic armor recovered from Cob Vanth in Mos Pelgo in ‘The Marshal’. Presumably, Fate and Fennec Shand fly to Tatooine when Din Gerin hands Grgu to Luke Skywalker, which would align well with Favreau’s comments.
With a report in Collider suggesting that The Book of Boba Fett will be The Mandalorian Season 2.5, we’re guessing that the show will focus on Boba Fett’s efforts to leave behind the crime empire Jabba the Hutt – The Hangar’s Small numbers – the court of the late Bibb Fortuna shows that trade is not as good as it used to be under the Hutt.
This setting opens up all kinds of possibilities for Fate to interact with characters old and new, good and bad. It will be interesting to see how many of Fett’s former allies are still in his orbit. While his former mentor Aurra Sing is apparently dead—Tobias Beckett said in Solo: A Star Wars Story that he killed him—Cad Bain, another former bounty hunter from the Clone Wars era, also appeared in The Bad Batch. Changed, still can be business. And then there are 4-LOM, Jukus, Bosque, IG-88 and Danger, the bounty hunter Darth Vader hired to track down the Millennium Falcon in The Empire Strikes Back.
As a longtime collaborator of Fett’s, Danger is of particular interest. Not only was he voiced by Simon Pegg in The Clone Wars – Pegg told Collider he was set to return to the role in live-action – he is also believed to still be there three decades later in The Rise of Skywalker era. are alive in That said (according to Slashfilm) he’s radically different until then, a quirky, quirky cyborg who goes by the name of Rothgar Deng — Danger’s journey to his new form could be a major part of the story.
Fate could have easily paid a visit to Mos Pelgo Marshal Cobb Vanth to compare the notes on that famous armor, as they are both based on Tatooine. And the show can also explore various crime syndicates in that galaxy far, far away, like the Interstellar Godfather saga. Indeed, the story of Crimson Dawn (the crime syndicate we learned was led by Darth Maul in Solo) was left unsolved – so maybe…