It’s official: Boba Fett is getting his own Star Wars spin-off after the character made a dramatic return in season two of The Mandalorian.
The Mandalorian’s season two finale, ‘The Rescue’, closed with a post-credits scene that revealed the bounty hunter – played by Temuera Morrison – will be back in a new project, titled The Book of Boba Fett.
Though some fans have speculated this might just be a subtitle for The Mandalorian’s third season, a spin-off led by Boba Fett has been rumoured for a while, though wasn’t included in a recent slate of Disney announcements.
The show was teased with a final sequence that saw Boba take over Jabba the Hutt’s palace and sit on the crime lord’s throne, with a caption announcing an airdate of December 2021.
The news comes shortly after it was announced that Jeremy Bulloch, the actor who originally played Fett in the Star Wars movies, had passed away, aged 75.
Exactly what fans can expect from the new series s unclear, though the post-credits scene does suggest that Boba’s ally Fennec Shand (a sniper played by Ming-Na Wen) will also play a major role, with the character swigging a drink as she lounged alongside Tattooine’s new crime boss.
More generally it seems likely the series will focus on Boba’s continuing drive to gain control over what was Jabba’s Empire. Having murdered Jabba’s lieutenant Bib Fortuna (who seemed to have taken over following the Hutt’s death in Return of the Jedi) and some guards Boba may also need to assemble some new enforcers of his own, and who knows? Maybe there’d be room for a Mandalorian cameo or two along the way…
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Still, whatever happens Star Wars fans will be happy to know that they’re getting another Disney+ series so soon in addition to those (including Ahsoka and Rangers of the New Republic, which are set in the same time period) already announced by Disney.
And with The Book of Boba Fett apparently already filming (according to some leaks), we’re already well on our way to seeing what the legendary bounty hunter does next. We can only hope he manages to keep away from the Sarlacc Pit a few miles away from his new home this time.
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