For the first time in over a year, Lucasfilm is back in the live-action storytelling game thanks to the first two episodes of The Book of Boba Fett on Disney+. Catching up with Temuera Morrison's Boba Fett and Ming-Na Wen's Fennec Shand after their exciting run in the final episodes of The Mandalorian Season 2, fans are now getting a new look at a post-original trilogy Star Wars narrative in early 2022.
Thus far, the series is quite the success as its first episode earned higher ratings than the first week of Marvel Studios' Hawkeye, which was the MCU's fifth Disney+ project of the year while Lucasfilm just delivered its first in some time. Bringing a combination of flashback sequences new and old along with introducing classic characters from other mediums, Boba Fett is checking a lot of bubbles for the Star Wars fandom.
Even with only two of the show's seven episodes now available for viewing, viewers are already thinking about what surprises The Book of Boba Fett could bring as it moves into the final episodes of its first season. As it turns out, this is something the show's stars can't wait to discuss more when the time comes.
Boba Fett Stars Tease Late-Season Surprises
Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, The Book of Boba Fett star Temuera Morrison teased some exciting developments regarding what will come later in Season 1.
Looking back to the Luke Skywalker cameo at the end of The Mandalorian's Chapter 16, Morrison hinted that there is "some good stuff" on the way for the seventh and final episode of this series:
“Yes, full of surprises. The Book of Boba ‘full of surprises’ series. Yeah, we’ve got some good stuff coming up. Ooh, wait till episode seven, wow!
Morrison also shared some of his behind-the-scenes experiences regarding his involvement with the show, looking back to his time meeting show creator Jon Favreau on the set of 2009's Couples Retreat. This movie helped their relationship begin as Favreau was working on Iron Man, and the two bonded over the idea of bringing Boba Fett back to the Star Wars world in some form:
“Sometimes, life is about relationships, and while I didn’t get to do much on Couples Retreat, I got to meet Jon. And at that time, he was prepping to direct Iron Man. So he obviously sat around a table where they said, ‘Well, Boba’s got to look like Jango [Fett], so let’s see what Tem is doing.’ So I had this wonderful opportunity to get back on this journey, this vessel, this walker, and it’s been exciting and thrilling.”
Boba Fett Star and Creator On The Same Page
WARNING: The rest of this article contains spoilers through Episode 2 of The Book of Boba Fett.
Since Lucasfilm began its venture into serialized storytelling on Disney+, the studio has found a way to bring thrilling surprises at the tail end of both seasons of The Mandalorian over the past couple of years. From revealing Din Djarin's name in Season 1 to the internet-breaking Luke Skywalker appearance in Season 2, Star Wars' streaming series have delivered some of the biggest moments in franchise history.
Thus far, The Book of Boba Fett has started off slowly in terms of story, making sure fans get a good sense of who the former bounty hunter is and seeing his time in the present day as the new Daimyo of Tattooine. Ther The show's marketing campaign is using the same slow-build method, meaning that the latter part of the season should set things up for some major reveals. regardless of specifics.
Whether it be a potential comeback for Emilia Clarke's Qi'ra from Solo: A Star Wars Story or the second round of live-action storytelling for Darth Maul, The Book of Boba Fett has a clean palate for where it can take the story. And considering Morrison's hint that something big will come in the season finale, events like these could only be the tip of the iceberg.
For now, however, fans will have to wait patiently for five more weeks of Disney+ programming until the Season 1 finale finally arrives on February 9. The next five episodes will surely add to the Star Wars narrative in their own unique way as Boba and Fennec take on the challenges of ruling Tattoine before they find themselves in front of the series' eventual big bad.
The first two episodes of The Book of Boba Fett are now available to stream on Disney+.