Those who watched the Season 2 finale of The Mandalorian know that the Luke Skywalker cameo wasn't the only surprise Lucasfilm had in store. Before viewers fully grasped the reality of the second return of the Jedi, the episode's post-credits scene showed Boba Fett and Fennec Shand seizing the throne in Jabba's Palace, followed by a title card for The Book of Boba Fett and its December 2021 Disney+ release.
This reveal naturally led to confusion amongst fans expecting Season 3 of Din Djarin's Mandalorian and not that of Boba Fett's. However, once Lucasfilm clarified that The Book of Boba Fett was an additional series and audiences would be getting both, interest in bounty hunter's post-sarlaac survival began to grow.
Despite the fact that Lucasfilm's second live-action series is in the middle of its run on Disney+, fans haven't forgotten about Mando or Grogu, especially in light of their rumored cameos for Boba's series.
And, now, that possibility seems more like a reality due to the events and details of Chapter 4 of The Book of Boba Fett.
How The Book of Boba Hinted at The Mandalorian's Return
Warning - This article contains spoilers for Episode 4 of The Book of Boba Fett.
Titled "The Gathering Storm," the fourth episode of The Book of Boba Fett revealed how Boba saved Fennec Shand following the events of Chapter 5 of The Mandalorian while also setting the stage for the impending war between Boba and the Pykes.
Still, the coordinated timelines between Boba's flashback and The Mandalorian's fifth episode wasn't the new series' only nod to Mando.
Early on in "The Gathering Storm," audiences see a huge flash from Mando's flash charges which blinded Fennec Shand's scope in Chapter 5 of The Mandalorian; but this time, from Boba's perspective.
While Mando didn't shoot Fennec, his actions did lead Boba to find her, which led to their partnership; but still, that's not the only instance in this episode where Mando's presence is felt.
In the final scene of Chapter 4, where Fennec and Boba are discussing their need for muscle ahead of the impending war, Fennec remarks that "Credits can buy muscle if you know where to look."
As she steps out of frame, The Mandalorian's theme can be heard as Boba appears to be considering this option, possibly hinting at a Din Djarin cameo in Episode 5.
Additional Evidence of a Mando Cameo
These details from Chapter 4 of The Book of Boba Fett aren't the only evidence fans have received of a Mando cameo. When Temuera Morrison was asked if Pedro Pascal's Din Djarin will appear in the show, much like how Morrison's Boba cameoed in The Mandalorian, the actor said that he "can't say anything" while also teasing "some wonderful, colorful things to look forward to."
While Morrison didn't give anything away, it's telling that he didn't deny the possibility either.
In addition, Episode 3 of The Book of Boba Fett also tied into the timeline of events from The Mandalorian, showing the same stormtrooper helmets on pikes in Mos Espa and Amy Sedaris' Peli Motto walking past with her prequel-era pit droids.
Therefore, it would seem that Lucasfilm has been connecting the two shows even before Boba Fett's most recent episode.
What a Mandalorian Reunion Means for Season 3
A Din Djarin cameo set in Boba Fett's pre-war story would be incredibly revealing. The last audiences saw of Mando, he was in possession of the Dark Saber, having just let Grogu go with Luke Skywalker.
Since he no longer has a ship or Grogu, his future is a huge question mark; but if he were to come to Boba's aid, his presence may provide a few answers ahead of The Mandalorian's third season.
It's also possible that he won't be the only cameo. Fellow Mandalorian Bo-Katan Kryze, played by Katee Sackhoff, was also last seen at his side at the end of Season 2; however, since she wants the Dark Saber for herself, their relationship may be complicated.
Due to the show's focus on crime syndicates and the Pykes, fans have been expecting an appearance from Emilia Clarke's Qi'ra, who was last seen at the end of Solo as the head of Crimson Dawn.
In addition, there are also rumors that Harrison Ford could potentially show up as Han Solo due to his and Boba's original trilogy history.
Due to The Mandalorian's tradition of cameos, and from what The Book of Boba Fett has teased thus far, it's safe to assume that at least one - if not more - appearances from familiar Star Wars characters are on the way.
New episodes of The Book of Boba Fett drop on Wednesdays on Disney+