"Chapter 16" of The Mandalorian surprised many fans for a variety of reasons, but one of the big takeaways was a post-credits scene that teased Star Wars' next chapter: The Book of Boba Fett.
There are still many lingering questions about the series, including potential plot threads, character inclusions, and unconfirmed rumors. Many have questioned whether the project would be The Mandalorian’s third season or a separate series completely, but a crew member was able to clear up the confusion.
Despite this separation, The Book of Boba Fett will have the same creative team as The Mandalorian, bringing back Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni to executive produce. The series is said to be part of Lucafilm's new Marvel-inspired direction, creating an interconnected set of projects, like Ahsoka and Rangers of the New Republic, that culminate in a crossover event.
Star Wars has now confirmed that the Boba Fett-centric series is an entirely new spinoff on Disney+...
Following its inclusion at the end of "Chapter 16" of The Mandalorian, Star Wars has officially announced a new Disney+ series titled The Book of Boba Fett.
Temuera Morrison and Ming-Na Wen will reprise their roles as Boba Fett and Fennec Shand, respectively. The series will also feature Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni and Robert Rodriguez as executive producers and is set to release in December 2021.
The announcement was accompanied by the show's new green and red logo:
The official announcement can be viewed in the tweet below:
The Book of Boba Fett, a new Original Series, starring Temuera Morrison and @MingNa Wen and executive produced by @Jon_Favreau, @Dave_Filoni, and Robert @Rodriguez, set within the timeline of #TheMandalorian, is coming to #DisneyPlus Dec. 2021. pic.twitter.com/vAoPWpxquq— Disney+ (@disneyplus) December 21, 2020
WHAT THIS MEANS
It is now confirmed that The Book of Boba Fett is indeed a new series centering around the galaxy’s favorite bounty hunter, with the announcement offering up a few new tidbits of information about the spinoff.
The most interesting detail is the inclusion of Robert Rodriguez, who directed “Chapter 14 - The Tragedy,” as an executive producer. This is unexpected, but makes complete sense considering how Rodriguez was so vital to Boba Fett’s portrayal in The Mandalorian. Robert Rodriguez was able to breathe new life into the fan-favorite character, adding greater depth and creating visceral action sequences for the character. Ultimately, Rodriguez should add greater direction to Boba and make sure the series is just as, if not more, action-packed as his episode of The Mandalorian.
The new logo could also indicate a potential direction for the series, with the green armor being scuffed and battle-damaged. Boba Fett received a shiny new coat of paint in The Mandalorian, removing the silver wear and tear seen in the original trilogy. While the series is confirmed to be set in the timeline of The Mandalorian, perhaps the series could explore Boba Fett's story just prior to the start of Mando's journey. This could take the form of how Boba Fett lost his armor or his escape from the maw of the Sarlacc Pit.
Despite these new details, it is still unknown concretely how this directly affects The Mandalorian Season 3. Will The Book of Boba Fett take Season 3’s release slot, or premiere in tandem with the third season’s release?
The Book of Boba Fett arrives on Disney+ in December 2021.