Disney Unveils First Details of ‘Mandalorian’ Spinoff ‘The Book of Boba Fett’
Disney Plus has revealed the first details of its "Mandalorian" spin-off series "The Book of Boba Fett".
The show's news was first revealed in a mysterious post-credits sequence after the season two finale of "The Mandalorian". On Monday, executive producer Jon Favreau confirmed that the new show - a series of its own and not a third episode of "The Mandalorian" as many had previously mistakenly assumed - will play Boba Fett actors Temuera Morrison and Ming-Na Wen, bounty hunter Fennec Shand.
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The series is produced by Favreau and Dave Filoni together with Helmer Robert Rodriguez, who directed the exciting episode of Chapter 14 ("The Tragedy") in Season 2.
"Book of Boba Fett" will also be added to the timeline of "The Mandalorian". The series will debut in December 2021 and is currently in production, according to Favreau, who broke the news for Good Morning America. This means the split will come out well before the third season of "The Mandalorian".
Boba Fett first stepped into the Star Wars universe in the 1980s: "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back". Jeremy Bulloch, the original actor who played Boba passed away last week, but Disney has promised that “his legacy, including everything he brought Boba Fett, continues. "The Book of Boba Fett" will carry on this legacy. "
In the clip after last week's finale, Morrison's Boba Fett returns to the palace of Jabba the Hutt on Tatooine and destroys its new residents. As soon as they are all dead, he sits on Jabba's throne with Fennec Shand by his side when a menacing title that reads "The Book of Boba Fett, Comes December 2021" appears.
Boba was shown alive and well in the second season premiere of "The Mandalorian" after he was last killed in the Sarlacc Pit in "Return of the Jedi". In later episodes, Boba regained his iconic green armor from the Mandalorian and proved essential to the mission of saving Baby Yoda from Moff Gideon.
When Boba enters Jabba's throne room in the credits sequence, he finds Bib Fortuna, his former chief of staff, who occupies the throne, and takes care of him immediately. Could Boba be ready to take over Jabba's criminal underworld when Bib is in the square? Everything will be revealed ... next December.
Other previously announced “Mandalorian” spin-offs are “Ahsoka”, in which Rosario Dawson will continue to play “Clone Wars” Jedi leader Ahsoka Tano and “Rangers of the New Republic”.
These spin-offs, along with several other major Star Wars news, were announced by Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy during the Disney Investor Day conference earlier this month.
Will Thorne contributed to this report.
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