“The Mandalorian” Spinoff “The Book of Boba Fett” Coming to Disney+
If you’re like many, many other folks you watched the season 2 finale of The Mandalorian this past Friday and were left with this very intriguing, if slightly confusing tease—”The Book of Boba Fett Coming December 2021.” Trying to absorb all that had just happened in The Mandalorian‘s finale, you’d be forgiven if you assumed The Book of Boba Fett was what The Mandalorian‘s 3rd season was titled. It is, rather, a brand new spinoff series. Disney+ revealed the news that The Book of Boba Fett will follow Temeura Morrison as the scarred, miraculously alive Boba and Ming-Na Wen as Fennec Shand, with many of the creative leaders behind The Mandalorian on board. Here’s the Disney+ reveal:
The Book of Boba Fett, a new Original Series, starring Temuera Morrison and Ming-Na Wen and executive produced by Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni and Robert Rodriguez, set within the timeline of The Mandalorian, is coming to @DisneyPlus Dec. 2021. pic.twitter.com/YT2zbLufI8
— Star Wars (@starwars) December 21, 2020
The Book of Boba Fett is one of those 10 Star Wars projects that were mentioned during that fruitful Disney Investor’s Presentation. That’s where we learned that Wonder Woman 1984 director Patty Jenkins’ would be helming a brand new Star Wars film titled Rogue Squadron and that there is a slew of new live-action series. Now we know that one of them will focus on Fett and that the events will take place in the same timeline as The Mandalorian, picking up where season 2 ended.
Robert Rodriguez directed “The Tragedy” in this past season of The Mandalorian, which re-introduced the legendary bounty hunter back into the fold, and he’s a great choice to led the crusty-but-potent Fett on his own journey. Meanwhile, season 3 of The Mandalorian is also due to arrive in December 2021, which means by next Christmas, we’ll have two bounty hunter-centric series on Disney+. Might these series overlap, or, will their releases be staggered enough so that they’re not competing with each other? Or, imagine if The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett offered two different perspectives of the same events? That could be incredible, if narratively complex.
What’s certain is there’s a lot more Star Wars coming to Disney+, including the Rosario Dawson-led Ahsoka, the Diego Luna-led Andor, and Ewan McGregor-led Obi-Wan Kenobi.
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Featured image: L-r: The Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal) and Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) in Lucasfilm’s THE MANDALORIAN, season two, exclusively on Disney+. Courtesy Lucasfilm Ltd.