Even though the finale of The Book of Boba Fett has come and gone, Star Wars fans have yet to hear if the bounty hunter-turned-crime lord's series will have another chapter. To date, The Book of Boba Fett is only Lucasfilm's second live-action series, but since The Mandalorian's second season was announced before Season 1 debuted on Disney+, the silence regarding Boba's future is surprising.
But, then again, The Book of Boba Fett has been anything but expected.
Audiences were shocked and even confused when the series was first announced at the end of The Mandalorian's second season via a post-credits stinger, especially since those viewers were expecting Mando Season 3 followed by Obi-Wan Kenobi, Andor, and Ahsoka.
Then, throughout the series' 7-episode run, reviews were often mixed; and while fans loved the return of key Star Wars characters, their roles seemed to hurt Boba Fett's character more than it helped.
As fans are left to wonder whether Lucasfilm will pursue a second season, some took Fennec Shand actress' Ming-Na Wen's prior social media posts, where she referred to the series as Season 1, as evidence of a second season; and now, The Book of Boba Fett star has responded.
Boba Fett's Ming-Na Wen Reacts to Season 2 Assumptions
In sharing a Star Wars Twitter post about The Book of Boba Fett, Fennec Shand star Ming-Na Wen clarified why she referred to the show as Season 1, which led to comments from fans assuming Season 2 could be in the works, in a tweet that read:
"Everyone jumped to conclusions when I called it the first season. What else would I call it?!! To clarify, it doesn't imply there's a 2nd. But I'm keeping my fingers crossed! Enjoy all the chapters of The Book of Boba Fett."
Following the Disney+ release of Obi-Wan Kenobi on May 25, 2022, Lucasfilm also intends to release Andor, Season 2 of Star Wars: The Bad Batch, and possibly Ahsoka, A Droid Story, and Season 3 of The Mandalorian before the year's end.
Beyond that, the studio has also confirmed The Acolyte, which is expected to debut in 2023.
Always in Motion is the Future
According to comments from Lucasfilm, coupled with The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett's various cameos, the studio is building toward a huge crossover event involving its roster of Disney+ Star Wars characters.
This could be why two of The Book of Boba Fett's seven episodes were dedicated to other Star Wars stars, as opposed to the reformed original trilogy assassin. At the same time, since only five episodes focused on Boba's own arc, it could mean that the studio only needed one stand-alone season to tell his story before using him in others.
Due to the structure of The Book of Boba Fett and now its lackluster reception, a second season seems unlikely; but that doesn't mean Star Wars fans won't see him and Ming-Na Wen's Fennec Shand in the near future and possibly in new, yet-to-be-announced shows coming to Disney+.
All episodes of The Book of Boba Fett are streaming on Disney+.