“The Book of Boba Fett” Trailer Reveals the Bounty Hunter’s Bold Return
Buckle up, Boba-heads, because Disney+ has just revealed the first trailer for The Book of Boba Fett, and it delivers. Our longest look at the series yet opens with a delightfully weird alien arachnid in the desert, and then gives us our first glimpse of the man himself (played by longtime Fett performer Temuera Morrison), sans helmet, now returned to Tatooine and the land that his former employer Jabba the Hutt once ruled. The trailer reveals Boba Fett is hoping to gain a leadership position on the planet’s lucrative black market and share in the underworld’s profits, profits once gobbled up by Jabba, but his fellow bounty hunters and assorted criminal bosses don’t seem amenable to Boba’s proposal just yet.
The legend of Boba Fett has only grown since his small but crucial role in the original Star Wars trilogy. A bounty hunter who at one point took possession of Han Solo’s frozen-in-carbonite body, the be-masked Boba was an instant fan favorite, but his presumed death after he was tossed into the Sarlacc pit by Luke Skywalker in Return of the Jedi felt to many fans a lame sendoff for such a cool character. Boba made an appearance in George Lucas’s prequel trilogy, but it wasn’t until The Mandalorian did we get to catch up with him after he miraculously survived the Sarlacc pit. The Book of Boba Fett will show us how that was possible, and what the bounty hunter has been up to since the events in the original trilogy.
Director Robert Rodriguez promised Collider that the series is “going to blow your mind. That’s all I can say. That’s all I can say. I can talk it up all I want because I know it over-delivers. It way over-delivers. So you’re going to be, people are going to be so pumped up when they see it.” After seeing this trailer, we believe him.
Check out the trailer below. The Book of Boba Fett hits Disney+ on December 29.
Here’s the official release from Disney+:
“The Book of Boba Fett,” a thrilling Star Wars adventure, finds legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett and mercenary Fennec Shand navigating the Galaxy’s underworld when they return to the sands of Tatooine to stake their claim on the territory once ruled by Jabba the Hutt and his crime syndicate.
“The Book of Boba Fett” stars Temuera Morrison and Ming-Na Wen. Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Robert Rodriguez, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson are the executive producers. Karen Gilchrist and Carrie Beck serve as co-executive producers, with John Bartnicki producing and John Hampian as co-producer.
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Featured image: “The Book of Boba Fett” key art. Courtesy Disney+.