After two seasons of The Mandalorian on Disney+, Lucasfilm's second live-action series hasn't just returned to where Star Wars began, but also to an original trilogy character - Boba Fett. Starring Temuera Morrison and Ming-Na Wen, The Book of Boba Fett shows the bounty hunter navigating the dangers of his past and his present as Tatooine's newest daimyo.
Since both seasons of The Mandalorian connected to the greater canon of that galaxy far, far away through Easter eggs, references, and character cameos, Star Wars fans have been eagerly anticipating the continuation of that trend in this new series.
While only two episodes of The Book of Boba Fett have aired so far, the show's second episode featured a cameo few saw coming and who has ties to other Star Wars projects and potential, future cameos.
Black Krrsantan Makes Live-Action Star Wars Debut
In Episode 2 of The Book of Boba Fett, Marvel Star Wars comic book character Black Krrsantan makes his first live-action debut in service of Jabba the Hutt's cousins, The Twins.
According to the comics, Black Krrsantan is a fierce, dark-haired Wookie bounty hunter and gladiator who has crossed paths with most of the galaxy's famous characters ranging from Darth Vader to Obi-Wan Kenobi to Han, Luke, and Chewbacca.
Much like Boba Fett, Black Krrsantan was previously employed by both Darth Vader and Jabba the Hutt. This is why he and Boba appeared to know each other in "The Tribes of Tatooine" and why Boba knew a bit of his gladiator history.
Since Boba Fett has a conflicted history with Han Solo - and the Crimson Dawn theme from Solo: A Star Wars Story was included in Ludwig Göransson's theme for The Book of Boba Fett - fans have been anticipating an appearance from the crime syndicate or Emilia Clarke's Qi'ra.
While that hasn't happened yet, Black Krrsantan's appearance may be setting the stage for such a crossover.
Black Krrsantan's Solo Connections
Another well-known Marvel Star Wars comic book character is Doctor Aphra who, like everyone else it seems, Black Krrsantan has a history with.
In addition to the Wookie, Doctor Aphra worked with Boba Fett in the comic book crossover mini-series Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters where multiple parties, including Han's love interest and Crimson Dawn leader Qi'ra, were fighting for Han Solo in carbonite following the events of The Empire Strikes Back.
The conclusion of this story leads into the Return of the Jedi where Boba falls into the Sarlaac pit and is where The Book of Boba Fett's flashbacks first begin.
Since Black Krrsantan is a comic book character with ties to all the players involved, his role could be a bit of foreshadowing. After all, this event from the comics would be significant to Boba and his past and easily serve as one of the show's flashbacks.
Black Krrsantan's Obi-Wan Kenobi Connections
In addition to The Book of Boba Fett, Lucasfilm is also set to release Obi-Wan Kenobi for Disney+ in 2022 with Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen reprising their roles as Obi-Wan and Darth Vader respectively.
Set ten years after Revenge of the Sith, Obi-Wan Kenobi is similar to The Book of Boba Fett in that Tatooine will be a primary location; and again, Black Krrsantan is no stranger to this planet or these two characters.
In the comics, and while working for Jabba, Black Krrsantan kidnapped Luke Skywalker's Uncle Owen from his Tatooine homestead. Obi-Wan rescued Owen and fought and defeated Krrsantan who fled Tatooine in fear of Jabba's wrath.
This is an example of some of the action fans might see in the Kenobi series, especially since Joel Edgerton is reprising his role as Uncle Owen from the prequel trilogy.
More Book of Boba Fett Cameos to Come?
While Black Krrsantan's Boba Fett cameo was a surprise and masterfully done, it's unlikely that Jon Favreau and Lucasfilm inserted him in just for fun or as another Easter egg.
In fact, it's somewhat groundbreaking considering that before the series, this character only existed in the comics. Crossing comic book characters into live-action is something that the MCU does on the regular; but when it comes to Star Wars, this is rare.
Since Lucasfilm is crossing media, it's now possible for Boba's comic book history to cross into live-action as well and may be what fans will see play out this season.
In regard to Obi-Wan Kenobi on Disney+, Lucasfilm must have a reason for having two Tatooine-based series debut back-to-back. While it's true that their stories are set years apart, the plan may be for the two to connect or play into one another in some way.
Even though only two episodes of The Book of Boba Fett have debuted on Disney+, Jon Favreau and Lucasfilm have set the board for a number of crossover stories and cameos. Therefore, it's safe to say that Black Krrsantan may only be the beginning.
The first two episodes of The Book of Boba Fett are available to stream on Disney+.