Book of Boba Fett Season 2 is apparently in the works, but there is no planned release date for the Star Wars series followup
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 second season.
There is certainly enough going on to warrant an additional season, especially with how the wild season finale turned out, but this tactic could have been employed by Disney as a way to get even more eyes on The Mandalorian, their true cash cow. So, what are the chances of fans seeing a second season of The Book of Boba Fett?
The Book of Boba Fett Might Have Been A Limited Series
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.
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.
No Mention Of Boba Fett Season 2 In Latest Star Wars Universe Update
When Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy appeared at London’s Star Wars Celebration in April of this year, she dropped a lot of Star Wars knowledge onto fans. She updated them on all things concerning Rian Johnson and his potential new Star Wars trilogy, spoke about Taika Waititi’s solo Star Wars project, gave fans a bit to chew on as it pertains to a possible second season of Obi-Wan Kenobi, and she went all in with Daisy Ridley and her future as Rey in the Star Wars Universe. The one thing she did not talk about, sadly, was The Book of Boba Fett Season 2.
How telling this is, is yet to be determined. Those in charge are famous for trying to throw us off by not mentioning a project or downplaying its role in a specific franchise, only to surprise us down the road. So, was Kennedy being purposely coy with her lack of Boba Fett talk or has a second season been officially scrapped? Hopefully, we will find out soon.
Boba Fett Returned In The Mandalorian
(SPOILERS AHEAD) For those of you who are not up on the third season of The Mandalorian, may want to skip ahead, as we are going to drop a little bit of Season 3, Chapter 20 knowledge on you.
In this episode, we are treated to a flashback where Grogu is being rescued from the Jedi Temple. In this scene, which includes a number of clone troopers, revealed during the end credits is that Temura Morrison was the one who played all of the troopers.
Okay, so he didn’t show up as Boba Fett, but his appearance, or the simple fact that they are still using Morrison, should bode well for fans of Boba Fett. Even with the ongoing Writer’s Guild strike, news concerning a second season is promising. Let us explain.
Writer’s Guild Strike Could Have Negative Impact On Book Of Boba Fett Season 2
The news of a possible Writer’s Guild strike hit Hollywood months ago, leading movie and TV productions to move a bit faster than they normally would. This meant that The Mandalorian got a jumpstart on season 4, but it also led some to believe that more was going on behind the scenes of The Book of Boba Fett as well.
According to MakingStarWars.net, along with The Mandalorian preparing to begin shooting season 4, crew members were also at work doing some refurbishing on Boba Fett elements including his armor and the cockpit of Fett’s Slave 1 spaceship. This has led to rumors making their rounds that a season 2 is already in the works and both productions are moving forward at the same time.
Since we have not heard any official announcement from Disney or Kennedy, this is only speculation. It could be that Boba Fett will be making an appearance in season 4 of The Mandalorian. It could also mean that the crew is preparing, just in case Kennedy gives it the go-ahead.
The Book Of Boba Fett Season Finale Was Viewed More Than The Mandalorian
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.
Ming-Na Wen Thinks A Season 2 Announcement Is Coming Soon
As it stands, there have finally been some rumblings about a possible The Book of Boba Fett Season 2. The first rumblings came at the Fax Expo in Boston where Ming-Na Wen appeared and spoke about the possibility of her Fennec Shand seeing a season 2. “Second season of The Book of Boba Fett, I hope!” she said at the Fan Expo. “I never count my chickens before they hatch, because in this business, you just never know. But, knock on wood, they’ll be announcing that soon – I hope.”
Then there was Boba Fett himself, Temuera Morrison, who didn’t come right out about a second season but spoke highly of Wen as well as working with series creator Jon Favreau. “We [he and Wen] had a wonderful chemistry. It was so easy to work with her. She had been my confidant and it was really a duo effort. Now that I’m looking back at it, I don’t know, it’s just one of those things. Things are great when you look back, but there are some things I may have done a little bit different. But again, just for me to work with Jon [Favreau] and be part of the Mandalorian family [has] just been quite phenomenal, really.”
With that being said, Disney remains tight-lipped about a possible The Book of Boba Fett season 2. They are notorious for trying to throw fans off the scent and so far they have done a good job with it, that is until Samuel L. Jackson got involved.
Samuel L. Jackson Coming Back To Star Wars
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. Morrison had his own take on how he’d like to see Mace Windu return.
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. Revenge is a dish best served by hunting down his father’s killer and taking his head as a prize.
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.”
There Is No Official Release Date For Book Of Boba Fett Season 2
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.