There is now only a short amount of time until more Star Wars content hits our screens. With movie delays, new director announcements, and hype building for next year’s Andor and Obi-Wan Kenobi, The Book of the Boba Fett has remained a fixed point in a rather turbulent 2021.
Here is your ultimate guide to who’s who, who might be, and what could happen in the brand-new bounty hunter show coming to Disney+ on December 29, 2021.
What is The Book of Boba Fett about?
What characters are confirmed for The Book of Boba Fett?
Following their union in showrunner Jon Favreau’s The Mandalorian Season 2, The Book of Boba Fett will be led by Temuera Morrison’s titular bounty hunter, Boba Fett, and his companion, the mercenary Fennec Shand, played by Ming-Na Wen.
From the official trailer, Star Wars fans can also see that a new character played by Jennifer Beals (Flashdance) will also be introduced, but in what capacity remains unclear. So far, these are the only three confirmed cast members for the new television series which is being created for Disney+ by Robert Rodriguez.
What is the rumored story for The Book of Boba Fett?
Like the cast, little is known over the direction in which The Book of Boba Fett plot will go. Part of the Star Wars galaxy timeline taking place after Star Wars: Episode VI — Return of the Jedi (1983), it is clear that the story will revisit Boba Fett’s legacy on Tatooine — he did “die” on the desert planet, after all — and from the trailer, we can ascertain that the bounty hunter will attempt to form some kind of criminal democracy in place of Jabba’s former enterprise. The end of The Mandalorian Season 2 finale gave a taster of what is to come when Boba Fett and Fennec Shand claimed Jabba’s Palace.
As well as this, Boba Fett star, Morrison, has previously stated that the series will “go back in time” to events in between the films of the original trilogy. This is interesting in the way that Star Wars has and is already exploring this part of the timeline. The War of the Bounty Hunters Marvel Comics event is part of a new trilogy from Star Wars, with this particular part of the story addressing the events between Star Wars: Episode V — The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and the original conclusion, ROTJ. In it, Boba Fett loses his bounty — the carbonite-frozen Han Solo — to Solo’s former lover Qi’ra, who now leads the crime syndicate, Crimson Dawn.
Star Wars fans will know that Qi’ra’s (Emilia Clarke) involvement in Darth Maul’s (Ray Park) Crimson Dawn was teased at the end of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) and since not much has happened relating to this union. The Book of Boba Fett is seemingly setting up Qi’ra’s, or at least Crimson Dawn’s, live-action return.
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Is Pedro Pascal in The Book of Boba Fett?
Despite The Book of Boba Fett being teased as The Mandalorian “Season 2.5”, there is no confirmation yet that Pedro Pascal — Din Djarin in Favreau’s The Mandalorian — will show up. That being said, some Star Wars fans went wild recently when they claimed to have heard Pascal’s Mando voice at the very start of The Book of Boba Fett‘s trailer. Captions on the trailer claimed this voice belonged to “Alien 1”, but as we know, Lucasfilm loves a red herring.
Who else is rumored to appear in The Book of Boba Fett?
Being part of the same timeline as The Mandalorian, rumors about Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff) to Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson), Cad Bane (Corey Burton) to Omega (Michelle Ang), Greef Karga (Carl Weathers) to Cobb Vanth (Timothy Olyphant) have all been swirling. There is also the fact that The Mandalorian Season 2 finale introduced the most shocking cameo of Star Wars so far when it brought back Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) to take Grogu AKA “Baby Yoda” from Pascal’s Din Djarin. Therefore, if The Book of Boba Fett follows the same trend, fans may have to wait until early 2022 for any big character reveals.
Interestingly, earlier this year in Dave Filoni’s The Bad Batch, Star Wars introduced a new Jango Fett clone, essentially Boba Fett’s sister, Omega. With her alive status at the end of the animated series, and her path yet to cross with Boba Fett’s, Star Wars could bring this new character into live-action sooner than later. In a similar vein, Rhea Perlman’s Cid could possibly have been revealed in the trailer with Grand Admiral Thrawn and possibly Ezra Bridger from Star Wars Rebels also potentially debuting in the series.
Like The Bad Batch also, The Book of Boba Fett is also primed to bring back the monstrous Rancor, and the recently renamed (?) Slave 1 starship.
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What part of the Star Wars timeline is the show set in?
When Boba Fett returns in The Book of Boba Fett, it will be in the same timeline as The Mandalorian and Ahsoka. The now-defunct Rangers of the New Republic would have also fitted in here too but the rumored Gina Carano series was taken off the schedule shortly after the actress’ firing from Star Wars.
However, as stated earlier, the show will go back at some point to places inside of George Lucas’ original trilogy, and include maybe a cameo from Lando Calrissian. The character does, after all, have his own series coming soon.
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When is the first trailer coming out?
Good news! The first official trailer for The Book of Boba Fett is already out, and you can watch it here!
Who else is involved in The Book of Boba Fett?
Aside from Temuera Morrison and the rest of the cast, many creatives have signed on for the upcoming project. Fresh from directing on The Mandalorian, Robert Rodriguez (“Chapter 14: The Tragedy”) is said to have directed multiple episodes of the series as well as being its showrunner. Joining him will be Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, and Bryce Dallas Howard. The latter director worked across both seasons of The Mandalorian (“Chapter 4: The Sanctuary”, “Chapter 11: The Heiress”), as did Favreau and Filoni who also serve as an executive producer for the series. The Book of Boba Fett will also see Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy produce.
How can you get more Boba Fett before December?
As Disney+ celebrates its two-year anniversary, the Disney streamer has released a new special called Under the Helmet: The Legacy of Boba Fett, which celebrates “the origins and legacy of Star Wars‘ legendary bounty hunter”.
In addition, comics fans can continue with the new trilogy in the upcoming War of the Bounty Hunters follow-up, Crimson Reign.
With only a few weeks to go, Star Wars is remaining tight-lipped on just what will happen in The Book of Boba Fett. Whichever way the series goes, and with so much content on the twin sun horizon, it is sure to set up the future of the franchise in a remarkable way.
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