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The Book of Boba Fett Is Coming to Disney+

Fan favourite Boba Fett to get his own series!

By Saelanna Sat 19 Dec, 2020 9:26 PM
**Potential Spoilers for The Mandalorian Season 2**

Season 2 of The Mandalorian just ended and viewers were rewarded with a huge announcement. Be warned that there are some spoilers in this article.

As if the season finale was not exciting enough, it was revealed in a post-credit scene that a new series The Book of Boba Fett will be coming to Disney+ in December 2021. The scene shows Fett (Temuera Morrison) returning to Jabba’s Palace on Tatooine and claiming the deceased crime lord’s throne, alongside his new sidekick, Fennec Shand (Ming Na-Wen).

Morrison who originally played Boba’s father, bounty hunter Jango Fett in Attack of the Clones, played a major part in several episodes of the latest season of The Mandalorian. He has taken on the role originally played byJeremyBulloch2
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Jeremy Bulloch in The Empire Strikes Back and the bonus scene makes it abundantly clear that that there is a lot more of the fan-favourite Boba Fett on the way next year. Sadly Bulloch, who was the original man inside the iconic green suit of Mandalorian armour, died recently after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease.

Chronologically in the Star Wars timeline, prior to his return in The Mandalorian, we had not seen the character on screen since he fell into the Great Pit of Carkoon in Return of the Jedi. Until his recent reappearance as a shadowy figure on Tatooine watching Din Djarin speed across the dunes with Fett’s armour strapped to his speeder bike, it had never been confirmed on screen that Fett had survived his fall into the pit. With the announcement of his own series, it seems that we are set to find out not only how he survived being a Sarlacc-snack, but [perhaps] what he has been up to in the intervening years. We are eagerly awaiting further announcements regarding casting and storyline for the series – watch this space!

Although unconfirmed via official channels, rumours of a solo Boba Fett project have been circulating for a while and, before the massive success of The Mandalorian, there was a Boba Fett movie in pre-production. This was [allegedly] shelved after Solo didn’t perform as expected at the box office. Even so, no mention was made of the project at a recent Disney investor day where they announced a long list of both Star Wars and Marvel series coming to their streaming platform. Maybe they wanted to reward fans of The Mandalorian for watching the series by giving them the first peek into the continuation of Fett’s story. With ten more Star Wars titles due to debut on Disney+ over the next few years including, among others, Ahsoka, Obi-Wan and Andor (Rosario Dawson, Ewan McGregor and Diego Luna are all set to return as the titular characters), Star Wars fans have a lot to look forward to.

Is The Mandalorian saving the franchise? Is John Favreau the chosen one, or cashing in on tired ideas? Let us know in the comments below?

Sat 19 Dec, 2020 10:25 PM
The post-credit reveal had me squealing, not only was the ending to the Season amazing, this reveal was just stellar!

Edit: Also the fact that Ming-Na Wen and Katee Sackhoff were in the season was fantastic! Katee Sackhoff has been in so much Sci-fi in the last few years and it always makes me watch whatever she's in.
Sun 20 Dec, 2020 1:18 AM
Defiantly Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau are bring back Star Wars that so many of us remembered. Dave been doing it for a long while now. Excited where they are going with this and excited to see what they do with future of mandalorian and with their other new shows they are coming out with. 10 or so shows.
Sun 27 Dec, 2020 9:10 PM
I know it's a lot of shows that they have coming out. I hope they don't cheapen the franchise just as it's getting back to form.
Mon 28 Dec, 2020 12:03 AM
Favreau has a pretty good track record with movie making in general, and Filoni has proven himself able to deliver Star Wars products that fans largely like, which in today's world of toxic fandom trolls online is saying something. The real question will be how directly engaged and hands-on in this show, and how much overlap there will be in filming and other production between shows. Given Filoni's connection with Ahsoka's character, it could be easy to see him giving more focus there, and who knows what else Favreau might have going on, particularly if the MCU spins back up again.
Mon 28 Dec, 2020 1:13 PM
I couldn't agree more about Favreau. I wasn't really a fan before the MCU.