Book Of Boba Fett Season 2: It’s Happening And Samuel L. Jackson Is Back
Anything Star Wars-related is usually a cash cow for Disney, but it seems as if the Book of Boba Fett Season 2 might not be one of those cows.
Although most things that are Star Wars related are usually cash cows for Disney, it seems as if the Book of Boba Fett Season 2 might not be one of those cows to be further milked. That being said, Disney is usually known to not reveal their plans right away, so it could just be that they want to trick everyone into thinking that there isn’t going to be a further season. There is certainly enough going on to warrant an additional season, especially with the wild season finale, but this could be the tactic that Disney is using to further viewership for The Mandalorian.
BOOK OF BOBA FETT SEASON 2? LOOK TO THE TITLE
One of the biggest reasons that a Book of Boba Fett Season 2 wouldn’t happen rests in the title of the show. If this show was meant to be a book in the long-standing saga of Star Wars mythos, then a book wouldn’t be all that long in comparison to the time in which these storylines have existed in. We’re talking hundreds of years here. I understand reading that statement might be confusing, but a book could just boil down to a chapter when measured in the timeframe of years passed. Disney didn’t come out and name it Chapter of Bobba Fett because it doesn’t sound as good, so they went with a book instead.
Spoilers ahead! Stop reading at this point if you have miraculously avoided spoilers up until this point. For anyone that has seen the show, you know that The Mandalorian played a massive part in the show, in fact, it might have been too much. Towards the end of the season, it seemed as if Boba Fett was playing second fiddle to The Mandalorian in his own show. Even though bringing back Mando, Luke, and Grogu was complete fan service, it also hurt the potentiality of a Book of Boba Fett Season 2. Boba Fett was meant to shine in his own show, which he did briefly, then he became an afterthought to the characters that truly matter.
BOBA FETT NEEDS MORE BOUNTIES
Based on metrics, the Book of Boba Fett season finale was viewed 36% higher than The Mandolorian finale. Everyone is making a big deal about this increase, but think about who was in the finale. From Boba riding a rancor, Grogu, Cad Bane, and Cobb Vanth, they couldn’t have put more firepower into the finale, literally. This 36% increase comes as a proverbial double-edged sword in the grand scheme of things. Seeing such an increase in viewership from The Mandolorian to Book of Boba Fett means that more viewers are tuning in to see the rich backstory provided. Book of Boba Fett Season 2 seems plausible on paper, but that could be 100% due to Mando and Grogu returning.
Book of Boba Fett surely provided plenty of new action, but the same formula for the bounty hunter seemed to be at the core of this chapter: bounty hunters clash on Tattooine. This is not to bash Jon Favreau or Dave Filoni in any way, because they are one of the biggest reasons why these shows have had major success, but they need to keep Tattooine away from further entries. Move on. We got to see The Mandalorian travel all over the place and take up jobs, and Boba needs that same treatment. He is a bounty hunter, the same as Mando, but he is somehow stuck to Tattooine? Obviously taking over Jabba’s palace led to the location remaining more contained, but he needs more to do in a potential Book of Boba Fett Season 2.
WHEN WILL BOOK OF BOBA FETT SEASON 2 HAPPEN?
As it stands, there are no plans to further explore a Book of Boba Fett Season 2, and that is likely a good thing. The Mandalorian is and always will be the most important aspect moving forward. That was further proven by the fact that Boba took a backseat in one of the best episodes for his own show. Again, Disney could be tricking everyone by leaving cliffhangers at the end of the Book of Boba Fett, only to have them answered in or followed up during The Mandalorian Season 3.
SAMUEL L. JACKSON COMING BACK
Giant Freakin Robot had the exclusive from our trusted and proven source that The Book of Boba Fett Season 2 is in the works. And not only that, but Samuel L. Jackson was going to be returning to the Star Wars fold. Mace Windu is back and is going to be back in the house folks. It’s a very cool update for the franchise in general.
While we don’t know the specifics around how he will be included in this next season, an easy guess would be in a flashback to Boba Fett trying to take him out in a similar style to what we say in The Clone Wars. After all, Mace Windu killed Jango Fett in Attack of the Clones, and Boba Fett, just a kid at the time, had sought revenge on the Jedi. It stands to reason that’s how we see him included in this second go-around of the series. We are still waiting to hear more details about how things will shake out for our titular character. But it looks like he is going to face some more enemies from the past.
MORE ON SAMUEL L. RETURNING
Still, no official word that The Book of Boba Fett will be returning for a second season although we have been told by our proven and trusted source that not only will there be a second season, but that a Samuel L. Jackson appearance will be happening. In fact, Samuel L. Jackson spoke about how he would love to return to the role of Mace Windu. If you recall, it may take some explaining to do as when we last saw Jackson’s Windu, he was getting his hand sliced off by Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen), and then to make matters even worse for Windu, he was blasted out of Chancellor Palpatine’s suite on Coruscant. It was an ending to a character that fans loved. But, if they can pull Boba Fett out of that Sarlacc Pit, then why can’t Mace Wendu survive losing his hand and then getting shot out of the suite? We know one Star Wars fan-favorite character who survived losing a hand.
Samuel L. was on the set of Henry Cavill’s Argylle speaking to Bryce Dallas Harper, who not only co-stars in the film but was the director on a number of The Mandalorian episodes. He told the Happy Sad Confused podcast star, Josh Horowitz, the conversation he had with Howard during filming when asked about the possibility of Windu somehow returning.
“Definitely. There’s a huge history of people with one hand returning in Star Wars… The only person I’ve ever said that to about coming back was Bryce Dallas Howard, ’cause I just did a movie with her. And she directs episodes of The Mandalorian, so, ‘You think you might be able to hook a brother up? I mean you like me, right?’ She’s like, ‘I love you, you’re amazing!’ So, ‘Put me back in there… Put me in, coach, I’m ready!’ You know, I’ll learn to lightsaber left-handed. Come on, hook me up.”
While he was looking at The Mandalorian as the source of his return, Boba Fett star Temuera Morrison has other ideas for Windu’s return. He would like to see a bounty on Windu’s head and be the one to hunt him down. You may recall, that it was Windu who lopped off Jango Fett’s noggin while the two were battling on Geonosis. Jango was Boba Fett’s father and Boba saw it all go down especially his father’s head.
Will it happen? Trusted sources say it will. Both Jackson and Morrison want it to happen. Fans are asking for a Season 2 and if LucasFilm and Disney can do fan service by virtually ignoring Boba Fett towards the end of his own show by bringing in Mando and Grogu, then they can do fans this favor as well. And give Boba Fett a story worthy of his stature in Star Wars lore. More on this if and when it develops.