The Book of Boba Fett had Star Wars fans abuzz at the end of The Mandalorian’s season two, when it was teased we’d soon get another story about Boba Fett. But that little hint at what was to come did have some Mandalorian fans wondering if this would actually be in place of a new season or if The Book of Boba Fett would, in fact, be its own standalone show. We got that answer on Monday with Disney+ making an official announcement through their Twitter feed:
The Book of Boba Fett will be its own miniseries, consisting of four episodes and set in the timeline of The Mandalorian. It’s slated to hit screens in December of next year and should begin to clear up some plot holes and story arcs having to do with the titular character. December 2021 is also when The Mandalorian Season Three is planned to air as well.
Temuera Morrison is slated to star in The Book of Boba Fett, carrying over the role from The Mandalorian, and the creative team is an all-star cast of executive producers made up of The Mandalorian creator Jon Favreau, Star Wars veteran Dave Filoni and Desperado and Alita: Battle Angel director Robert Rodriguez, who recently directed Chapter 14 of The Mandalorian.
The Boba Fett character has been around almost since the beginning of the Star Wars franchise, making his first canonical appearance in The Empire Strikes Back before supposedly meeting his end in the mouth of the Sarlacc in Return of the Jedi. But we know from this most recent story and his appearances on the Disney+ hit show that not only did he survive, but he might also soon thrive as the head of a criminal organization. It would be an interesting circle to complete, considering this is where originally we thought he’d met his end. It stands to reason The Book of Boba Fett might also tell the story of how Boba Fett actually did make it out of the Sarlacc pit.
While The Book of Boba Fett isn’t going to be the third season of The Mandalorian, we are likely to get quite a bit of crossover even in the short four episodes. Tying together the two stories, while also giving the historical background of the character should dovetail nicely and even pave the way for the third season. There’s a chance that it acts as both a coda for Season 2 and a build-up for Season 3.
The Book of Boba Fett, much like The Mandalorian, should end up being appointment television for fans of this franchise and important in understanding the universe as a whole. Considering Boba Fett has been around so many of these stories, getting the definitive look at his story and his history could end up tying together quite a number of Star Wars threads. Sure, we might have a year until The Book of Boba Fett hits screens, but if it’s anything like The Mandalorian, it will be very much worth the wait.