After years of speculations, promised tv shows and even a movie that was almost greenlit around the time of Rogue One, the mysterious fan favorite Boba Fett is now officially getting his own Star Wars series on Disney+ in 2021.
The show is titled The Book of Boba Fett, which was not included as an announcement during Disney’s big investor day last week. Several other Star Wars projects, including two Mandalorian spinoffs — an Ahsoka Tano show and Rangers of the New Republic —a Lando Calrissian show, and a Star Wars anime, were announced last week.
Just the mere mention of Boba Fett surviving the finale episode of the Mandalorian second season can be considered a spoiler. But honestly you really think Star Wars is gonna kill the Fett off again? C’mon Man!
Per The Verge:
The announcement comes during a post-credits scene (ah, yes, the post-credits scenes), which finds Boba Fett and Fennec Shand in Jabba the Hutt’s palace. Fans will recall this is where Boba Fett was thrown into the sarlacc pit a few years before. Now, Boba Fett is back — and after blasting away Bib Fortuna, the pasty-faced employee of Jabba the Hutt who gave me nightmares as a child — Boba Fett takes his place on Jabba’s throne.
We’re operating under the assumption that this is a spinoff series, but it could theoretically be the name of The Mandalorian’s third season. The “Mandalorian” could refer to any of the armored warriors, like Boba Fett or even Bo-Katan. Still, the scene announcing the assumed spinoff series will come as a nice surprise for anyone who held out hope for a Boba Fett movie years ago when Rogue Oneand Solowere being released. Now, there’s a TV show instead. It’s a smart move for Disney and Lucasfilm. A series is less of a risk than a movie, and it helps keep customers subscribed to the platform. Plus, tying everything together is a pretty good way to get people to stay on Disney Plus to watch other shows when they’re done with the most recent Mandalorian episode; it’s already happening with Clone Wars.
While this season of The Mandalorian is over, it’s clear that fans have a ton of Star Wars to look forward to in 2021. Can there be too much Star Wars? Former CEO Bob Iger certainly thought Star Wars fatigue took over at the box office, but maybe Disney Plus is a different story.
No that wasn’t the case at all. People were sick of Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy & JJ Abrams style of Star Wars that focused too nostalgia/and wannabe woke focused. The Mandalorian season 2 is not just adding to the mythos its building the worlds and giving us new characters that don’t feel like minority of gender identity checkmarks. This is how you do GOOD STORY TELLING. For the first time in a long time, the force is strong in the Star Wars franchise.