The Mandalorian Season 2 finale was a Star Wars fan’s wet dream. It had the Darksaber, a special returning Jedi and droid, and the announcement of the eleventh, brand new Star Wars spin-off show: The Book of Boba Fett, coming December 2021.
It has since been confirmed that Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, and Robert Rodriguez (who helmed Boba’s true return in Chapter 14) are all back to produce.
In case you don’t remember how The Mandalorian‘s post-credit scene went, here’s a quick recap: Back at Jabba’s Palace, a chubby Bib Fortuna has taken over as Fennec Shand comes in. He then kills the guards and makes way for Boba Fett behind her. Boba Fett shoots Bib and the two take the throne as all-new crime lords.
The Book of Boba Fett will follow the two in their new titles, but not much else is known. There’s a lot of stuff Star Wars fans hope to see though, and even some stuff that could deepen the sequel trilogy era.
We hope to see these three things in The Book of Boba Fett
The Star Wars criminal underworld has always been a hot topic among fans, as the bad guys are some of the coolest characters in the franchise. We even came so close to getting an entire show around it with George Lucas’ unmade Star Wars Underworld.
But there’s no better time to explore that side of the galaxy than the timeframe that The Mandalorian is set in. It could make for some really interesting storylines. Think about it: The Empire is “gone”. The New Republic is in disarray (according to Chapter 15). So, why wouldn’t the criminal underworld try to get the upper hand?
We’re getting a show centered around the New Republic. There is another show around Ahsoka Tano which’ll probably lead to Thrawn and whatever he’s up to doing.
The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett center around crime and bounty hunters. It would be incredibly interesting if they tie these shows together by depicting a three-way tug-of-war for control of the galaxy. But even if they don’t go this route, the underworld has always been rich with story and conflict, so hopefully they dive into this more and give it some actual depth.
How Boba Fett Survived the Sarlacc Pit
The Mandalorian finally answered the age-old debate of whether Boba Fett escaped the Sarlacc… he did! But how?!
It’s a simple ask, one that probably won’t last longer than a line or even a short flashback, but it’s important. It would flesh out the new Boba Fett in a way that is greatly needed.
Audiences don’t know Boba Fett at all. Throughout the original trilogy, he’s a cool looking bounty hunter. In The Mandalorian, he’s the same, but with some extra backstory in Chapter 14.
The last bit of story we’ve gotten from Boba Fett was back in The Clone Wars. Giving audiences a peek into the years since his escape would add much needed depth to his character.
Besides being seemingly vital for the story, it’s also one of the few moments of fan service that I think the fans deserve to get. He’s a character who was immediately raised to legendary status in the Star Wars franchise, and his true fate has been debated ever since Return of the Jedi hit theaters nearly 40 years ago.
The least Lucasfilm can do is give us the true story. Right!?
This looks like a cop out answer, but seriously…give us something new!
The Mandalorian did a great job at expanding the universe and the lore, but there was a lot of fan service in it. Don’t get me wrong, it’s done correctly and in a way that doesn’t feel out of place at all, but in The Book of Boba Fett, I’m hoping they stick to giving us something new.
By that, I mean give us new bounty hunters to love, give us new crime lords, new planets, and new dynamics (for example, what’s the underworld’s relationship with the New Republic like). The Clone Wars did such a great job at giving us brand new characters like Cad Bane and Ahsoka, and I hope The Book of Boba Fett does the same.
I’m sure Jabba’s Palace will remain along with some of the guards and people there, but I hope that’s mostly the extent of what’s being reused. Whatever they end up doing, however, I’m sure it’ll be great, just like The Mandalorian. Besides, it’s a Boba Fett series set in an interesting time period, what could go wrong?
The Book of Boba Fett premieres on Disney Plus in December 2021.