Much to the delight of the fans, it has previously been revealed that The Mandalorian Season 2 will reportedly feature the return of bounty hunter Boba Fett. The return of the fan-favorite character has been long teased in the franchise since a movie focused on the character was planned years back, but the plans didn't push through . Instead, Lucasfilm decided to focus on The Mandalorian and paved the way for the show's success. Now, the Pedro Pascal-led Star Wars show is being groomed to serve as the launchpad for future stories in the Star Wars saga, since pre-existing characters from the universe will now make appearances in the Disney+ show. A recent rumor may further prove that this is indeed the plan since Boba Fett's involvement in the streaming show could lead to new adventures for the character.
FandomWire revealed in a new report that "a solo Boba Fett project is very much in development for Disney+ as either a show or a movie."
WHAT THIS MEANS
It is important that we take this rumor with a grain of salt, but, if true, it is very telling about Lucasfilm's interest with the character. Details regarding the role of Boba Fett in the upcoming season of The Mandalorian is unknown, but an earlier report suggests that the appearance of pre-existing Star Wars characters is limited to a single episode, which would be used to set up brand new shows in the Star Wars umbrella of Disney+. More so, an exclusive report from our contributing insider has revealed that the fan-favorite bounty hunter will be appearing in a much larger role in The Mandalorian's third season.
By connecting the dots, this would mean that the appearance of Boba Fett in the second season of the show could very well be in the season finale, which could serve as a springboard for the character's larger role in the third season. There is no word yet if Boba Fett will serve as an ally or a villain to Din Djarin and The Child, but anything is possible. Moreover, the setting of the rumored Boba Fett spinoff is another story altogether since the show can either explore his early adventures as a bounty hunter or it could show the next adventures of the character after his appearance in the third season of The Mandalorian . Whatever the case may be, it is a good sign that Lucasfilm is still interested with the character, being that it's an opportunity for them to explore more characters that are not within the realm of the Jedi and the Sith.